Cindy Farmer is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in television news. A Virginia native, she began her career in Roanoke, Virginia, at WSLS TV 10 while still a student at Virginia Tech. After graduation, she moved from Blacksburg to Roanoke and worked full time for TV 10. In August of 1990 Cindy joined the Good Evening Show in Greensboro, based out of the studios of WFMY. In 1992 when that show was canceled she became a part the News 2 reporter team. In 1997, after the birth of her first child Cindy found her “home” with FOX 8 and has been with the station for 20+ years anchoring the FOX 8 Morning and Noon News and reporting each week “What’s Right With Our Schools.”

She has won many awards including an Emmy for Community Service, the Susan G. Komen Lifetime Volunteer Achievement award, The Susan G. Komen Founders Award, the Howard Coble Citizenship award, the USTA Grady Elmore Award for contributions to tennis.

An avid sports fan Cindy loves to play tennis and watch any sport her favorite Virginia Tech Hokies are playing! She says her passion is photography and she loves capturing “the everyday gifts we are given” through her lens. She says photography helps her to live by her day-by-day motto “accentuate the positive!”

She is married and has two daughters who are in college, and three rescue dogs who keep her busy keeping them entertained! She and her husband make their home in Greensboro.

Recent Articles
  • Students get hands-on to help rebuild Safety Town of Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For generations, it’s been a place where kids come to learn and have fun. Safety Town of Greensboro teaches 5- and -6-year-olds all about stranger-danger, poison control, how to cross roads, car safety and more. It’s a two-week program held for two hours each day. There are visits from Greensboro EMS, fire department and school resource officers with the Greensboro Police Department. But Safety Town is starting show its age. So some members of the Nat Greene Kiwanis […]

  • Carpentry students in Mebane create ‘Buddy Benches’ for kids

    MEBANE, N.C. — Saws buzz and drills whirl in John Stewart’s carpentry class at Eastern Alamance High School. His classroom is always a buzz of activity, but this month the activity is taking on more importance than ever. “We can build just about anything in here, and we do, Stewart said. The project students are working on is a partnership between the Alamance County school and the Alamance County Bar association. Carpentry students are building Buddy Benches that will be […]

  • Greensboro students get hands-on life lessons by playing chess

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Chess can be a challenging game, but for students at one elementary school, it is helping them to excel in the classroom. Every Wednesday, the Chess Club at Erwin Montessori School in Greensboro meets after school. The students learn how to play the game of chess using strategy and planning. Club sponsor and teacher Garrick McCollum says the students are learning about more than just chess. He is teaching them life lessons, like how to win and […]

  • Burlington students volunteer to help others take on tax season

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It’s tax season and while many Americans dread this time of year, students at Williams High School in Burlington look forward to it. Students in the school’s Finance Academy have been preparing for months so they can volunteer to do the taxes of community members. In order to do so, they must take three structured Internal Revenue Service tests and they must score 100% on each one. Once they pass they are considered VITA or Volunteer Income […]

  • Burlington students get unique hands-on experience with augmented reality

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Learning is definitely fun when it includes the Google Experience of augmented reality, and students at Newlin Elementary School in Burlington got the chance to experience it first-hand. They aim their devices at a QR code on the floor and things come to life around them. Each grade level experienced different subjects — from the ocean floor to dinosaurs. Fifth-grade teacher Laura Hollister said everyone loved the experience. “These days, technology is always developing and I worry […]

  • Davidson County students build device to help injured rooster walk

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Meet Hillard, the pet rooster of North Davidson Middle School Career and Technical Education teacher Amanda Coppley. “He had a leg injury when he was a couple months old and its affected the way he gets around,” Coppley says. “It makes it difficult for him to eat and drink.” Like any pet owner, she wanted to make life for her feathered-friend better. “I just got to thinking about the curriculum and everything and how its all about […]

  • Test helps doctors predict heart problems before you notice symptoms

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A CT cardiac score is a painless, easy way to check your risk for having a heart attack in the next 5 to 10 years. The test uses CT imaging to look at your heart and the vessels. It allows you see how much if you have any calcium in those vessels. A Coronary Calcium Scoring allows your doctor to see heart problems before you notice symptoms. Nurses will first get your health background. You’re then put […]

  • Longtime Greensboro crossing guard beloved by students, considered 1 of state’s best

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Who says you can’t go home again? Definitely not Johnny Ketcham. For the last seven years, Ketcham has been guarding the same crosswalk at John Van Lindley Elementary he used as a child. While the crossing brings back great memories, his motivation is more than that. “The kids, you know; I guess I never grew up,” he said. “I get along with them good.” And the kids love “Mr. Johnny” as much as he loves them. One […]

  • Tobaccoville school teaches students healthy habits with unique program

    TOBACCOVILLE, N.C. — At Old Richmond Elementary School in Tobaccoville, learning about healthy habits is a fast business. In fact, the students take “The Speedway to Healthy”. It’s a 90-minute program designed to immerse a student in the human body. They start by choosing a food to become. “Once they become a food they travel through the human body, brain, mouth and then the rest of the way through, and talk about how that food would be nutritious and healthy […]

  • Students plan fundraiser for Hospice of Randolph County

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — These Providence Grove High School students are hard at work putting the final touches on what could be the biggest project of their high school career. So they went to work and came up with January Joy Ride. The car show is a fundraiser for Hospice of Randolph County. “They’ve scoped out the logistics of how they wanted it run. They went out face to face with the public, the business owners throughout the community, talked to […]

  • YouTube channel lets Weaver Academy students share their talents

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Stairwell Session is a YouTube channel that lets students at Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts share their talents with the world. “We always get to showcase our talent to people that go here and parents that go here but the cool thing is we can show like relatives or anybody else we know that doesn’t necessarily live here, we can send them the link and they can watch it,” said student Callie Stein. “People […]

  • Greensboro doctors encourage students to learn more about medical disciplines

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Loaded with the tools of their trades, some Greensboro doctors are ready to sow the seeds of encouragement. It’s Doctor’s Day at Wiley Elementary School where some female members of the Greensboro Medical Society are coming together to fight stereotypes and encourage some young ladies to dream. From podiatrists to cardiologists to obstetricians and gynecologists, the students were exposed to many different medical disciplines and given the opportunity to ask questions, and hopefully, see themselves in the […]