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Cindy Farmer began her career at WSLS in Roanoke, Virginia and moved to Greensboro in 1990 to work at WFMY. After the birth of her first child, Cindy made a career choice to join the FOX8 Morning News. In February of 2012… she celebrated 15 years with FOX 8 News.

Cindy is very involved in the community. She is a Girl Scout leader with the Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scout Council. Her troop has been awarded their Bronze Award in scouting and is currently working on their Silver Award. She volunteers at Southeast Middle and High Schools in Guilford County, serving as a member of the School Leadership Team and the Building Advisory Teams at both schools.

Cindy is a true sports fan… and can often be found cheering on her Virginia Tech Hokies. She plays USTA tennis competitively and has discovered the world of CrossFit exercise which Cindy says “changed her life.”

Cindy has many honors and awards to her credit. In February of 2012 she won the Grady Elmore Award given by the North Carolina Tennis Foundation for her contributions to tennis. She also works tirelessly promoting the efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and in March of 2010, Cindy was honored as the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer. In 2008 Cindy was recognized for her contributions as a Founding Board member of the NC Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and was honored with the Founder’s Award. In the Race for the Cure… Cindy’s Team, a team of walkers and runners lead by Cindy, won recognition for the largest Community Team in 2005.

Cindy says her passion is photography and in August of 2011 she won Our State Magazine’s Readers Photo Contest. She says her favorite subjects are “the gifts we are given each day”, although you can often find her capturing images of the sports her daughters play.

Cindy says she lives by the words “accentuate the positive” and tries to capture that every day in her FOX8 Morning and Noon newscasts as well as each week in her “What’s Right with Our Schools” stories.

Recent Articles
  • Thomasville elementary school celebrates Dr. Seuss

    This week schools all across the nation are celebrating the life and writings of Theodor Geisel. You probably know him better as Dr. Seuss. One school locally went all out. Cindy Farmer tells us why Liberty Drive Elementary is a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • ‘Old Southern Moonshine Revival’ to release a new EP

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Old Southern Moonshine Revival stopped by FOX8 to talk about their new EP. Their EP release party is Jan. 24 at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. l   

  • Women’s Health: Preparing for Menopause

    An estimated 6,000 women reach menopause every day in the United States; that’s more than 2 million women each year. Simply stated, a woman knows she has reached natural menopause when she has her final menstrual period; and it is confirmed when a woman has missed her period for twelve consecutive months, with no pathologic cause. However, perimenopause, also known as the menopausal transition, refers to the time period during which a woman’s body makes its natural transition toward menopause, […]

  • Women’s Health: Preparing for Pregnancy

    Starting a family is a life-changing milestone. One way to have the best possible pregnancy, birthing process and parenthood experience is to plan for it ahead of time. It is important for both partners to communicate with each other about how they feel and whether or not they are ready to have a baby.  Fortunately, there are many effective options in short-term and long-term contraception that couples can use until they are ready to begin trying to start a family. […]

  • Losing Weight in the New Year: Avoiding Emotional Eating Pitfalls

    Many of us are eager to work on better eating and exercise behaviors in the New Year. However, sometimes our healthy lifestyle changes can be sabotaged by our emotions and how we cope with them.  To help avoid emotional eating triggers or traps, it is important is to set realistic goals for yourself and understand that weight loss is a journey that takes time if you want to sustain it. Understanding what role food plays in our lives can help […]

  • Losing Weight in the New Year: Smart Shopping

    The weight loss journey begins at the grocery store. Just by changing how you shop can aid significantly in losing weight and getting healthy. Many people only look at the calorie count on food labels; however, there a several other important factors we need to review when selecting food items. First, it is important to take note of the serving size. People often think that the calories, fat, etc. listed on a food label reflect the amount for the entire […]

  • New Year’s Resolutions: Healthy Lifestyle Changes

    2015 is here, and it is time to start making healthy lifestyle changes to support our well-being throughout this year and many years to come. First and foremost, it is important to get enough sleep. Adults are supposed to get an average of eight to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. If you are having trouble sleeping throughout the night or feeling lethargic during the day, talk to your doctor about it, as there may be underlying issues that […]

  • Planning for a healthy New Year: Time to stop smoking

    Smoking significantly increases the risk of developing lung cancer, as well as diabetes, heart failure, other forms of cancer and several other serious medical problems. With the New Year quickly approaching, there couldn’t be a better time to set goals for yourself and quit the habit. For those who smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health. Unfortunately, quitting smoking can be quite the difficult process. Gaining support from family, friends, past smokers and/or […]

  • Planning for a Healthy New Year: Don’t Forget About Your Mental Health

    With the New Year approaching, this is a great time to reflect and assess where we are mentally. Think about your satisfaction levels with the following: How you experience and express feelings Your priorities Your personal growth Your ability to ask for help when needed The amount of responsibility for your own well-being Use this assessment to find areas that may be out of balance in your life, and begin identifying ways you can work on these throughout the New […]

  • Tips for controlling Christmas spending

    Betty Ann Falkner stopped by FOX8 Wednesday for this week’s Mommy Matters to talk about how to control Christmas spending.

  • Southeast Guilford High School celebrates FFA Day

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — At Southeast Guilford High School in Greensboro, all things agriculture were celebrated Friday. At the school’s annual FFA Day, students and visitors learned how agriculture touches just about everything we deal with in life. From the animals and crops that allow us to have meals to the crops that grow and are harvested. Farming is more than just a career; it’s a way of life. The day also highlighted many charities like Easters Promise a therapeutic equine […]

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    Cindy Farmer learns to drag race (Video)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FOX8’s Cindy Farmer has learned to drive cars that can reach incredible speeds. You can see how she did and watch her make her first run in the video above. While she was learning to drag race, Cindy also got to hang out with Courtney and Brittany Force.  The sisters are the daughters of John Force, who is the winningest driver in the history of drag racing. This weekend in Charlotte, the Force sisters and some more […]


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