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
  • Company helps Hunter Elementary students see the sea

    Teachers say there are so many lessons kids could learn if they saw something first hand. One school wanted their students to see the ocean. The problem? The cost to get there. But all it took for Hunter Elementary was one phone call. Hoffman and Hoffman stepped in to help send the kids to the North Carolina coast. So far the company has sent 88 kids to the beach. The students were able to climb the sand dunes they had […]

  • Greensboro middle school students excel with after-school leadership program

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since the beginning of the school year, several Southeast Guilford Middle School students have been working hard in the Crumley Roberts Rising Stars Leadership Program. During the 16-week program, students meet for an hour after school each week — and for some kids, it’s a significant commitment. “They have to give up perhaps going to baseball practice or basketball practice, they have to give up going to band and we have to work with the teachers that […]

  • Winston-Salem middle school science class gets hands-on

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There is no doubt that first-year science teacher Brad Rhew loves his job. “Science is fun. It’s hands on. It’s messy. It’s involved.” From the moment students step into his classroom, they step into a world of science — complete with their own lab coats. Rhew hopes the coats will make them feel like real scientists and further immerse them in the subject. Now, his program could become even more hands-on as he was just announced as […]

  • Western Alamance Middle School students use 3D printing to get hands-on

    ELON, N.C. — Students at Western Alamance Middle School are putting their science, technology, engineering and math skills to the test. The students had to design a container that would protect their egg from the impact of a fall from a number of different heights — and they had to make it with a 3D printer. With the help of the Altamahaw Ossipee Volunteer Fire Department, the students learned every process is a bit of trial and error. “It’s all 3D […]

  • Eastern Guilford Middle School teacher helps students handle their money

    GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — For students in Cynthia Mosley’s business class at Eastern Guilford Middle School, money matters. Mosley wrote and was awarded a Truliant financial education grant to better help her students learn how to handle their money. “They have five missions from saving, budgeting, business entrepreneurship,” Mosley said. “We also talk about economics and investing.” She wants students to make smart spending decisions and to do that she makes it real for them by giving them imaginary jobs, income and […]

  • South Davidson High School holds campaign to replace ‘R’ word with respect

    DENTON, N.C. — One Davidson County high school is taking a step towards ending discrimination and making everyone feel included. The school is embracing a Special Olympics initiative called “Spread the Word to End the Word.” They are urging students to sign a pledge that they will replace the “R” word (retarded) with another “R” word: Respect.”Respect. Much bigger. Much nicer. And it’s so much more accepting,” said junior Maria Smith. “It means a lot to me because I have […]

  • Burlington elementary school students explore passions on ‘Club Day’

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — While the cheerleaders work on their school spirit, the outdoor lovers go on an adventure and the soccer players practice teamwork. It’s all a part of Club Day at Harvey Newlin Elementary School in Burlington — a day where everyone, teachers included, gets to explore their passions. Newlin is a leader-in-me elementary school and teachers practice the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. “There’s really an eighth habit and the habit is called Find Your Voice,” one […]

  • Stokesdale elementary school students dress up for occupation day

    STOKESDALE, N.C. — It’s a special day for the kindergartners at Stokesdale Elementary School. Doctors, singers, veterinarians, and law enforcement officers fill the room as the students dressed up in the clothes that match their dream job for occupation day. “I’ve been to a doctor before and I just feel like that I really want to be one,” said student Gabby Crawford. The reasons for their choices varied. One student says he looks up to police officers while another says he […]

  • NC A&T early college students work toward engineering challenge

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — They are team “First in Flight” and they are first in the state for the Real World Design Challenge. RWDC as they call it, is a competition that puts these STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T students’ engineering talents to the test. They work in teams of seven with each student taking on a different task — from the virtual designing of the airplane to the business plan. “I learned a lot, basically what I did when […]

  • Graham elementary school students prepare for ‘Lion King’ performance

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Talent abounds at North Graham Elementary School. The school recently won a grant from Disney to perform the “Lion King.” The production involves the entire school. From the costumes to set designs, the students and facility have their hands in a little bit of everything. For some students, this causes them to step out of their comfort zone. “I’m usually shy and I don’t like to talk a lot but I just get up there and I […]

  • Stokes County Schools superintendent uses snow day video to connect with students

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Stokes County Schools Superintendent Dr. Brad Rice took a unique route in connecting with students. To announce the district’s snow day on Jan. 9, Dr. Rice wrote a parody song to Josh Turner’s “Your Man.” The video, which has now gone viral, has 277,000 views, 5,876 shares and 2,600 likes. “The students of Stokes County are blessed with the teaching staff that they have led by some great principals,” he said. “The sky is the limit for […]

  • High Point elementary students, ‘grand pals’ work together to improve literacy

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Students at Northwood Elementary School in High Point are doing things a bit differently. To help improve their literacy, volunteer ‘grand pals’ are helping students hone their reading skills. It’s a great way for the “grandparents” to spend time with their surrogate grandchildren. And an even better way to help students learn in a fun and unique way. “I love grand pals,” said third grader Rylan Bare. “I love to read with them and I love […]