Cindy Farmer CROPPEd


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
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    Graham LEGO club helps students further their education

    GRAHAM, N.C. — For students who are interested in STEM education, being a part of a LEGO club can really help  further their interests. There are competitions both in school and beyond. One club in particular has opened its membership to some students who may not have been part of a club before. As FOX8’s Cindy Farmer tells us, it’s a great example of What’s Right with Our Schools.

  • Forsyth County elementary school students get a taste of college

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Do you remember what age you first started thinking about college? Some parents share stories of life at their colleges and universities with their kids. But other children have never talked about a higher education — or taken a tour of campus. As Cindy Farmer tells us, that’s all changing thanks to a new program in Forsyth County and it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • Group equipping local children with bike helmets

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — This time of year lots of kids hop on their bikes and go for rides. And when they do a group wants to make sure they’re safe. So they are hard at work educating and equipping them. As Cindy Farmer tells us it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • Science teacher Charlene Marsh is GCS ‘Mentor of the Year’

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — No matter what career you choose, there are probably times when you wish you could ask someone who’s been there before you some questions. In Guilford County, new teachers have that option. Many of them work with veteran teachers they call mentors. But one stands out among the rest, and as Cindy Farmer tells us, she’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Student scientists at Graham Middle School work on e-Mammal project

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Wildlife is all around us and that is something Piedmont students in one STEM education program know very well. Some eighth graders at Graham Middle School are keeping a close watch on animals that wander near their campus around the clock. Their efforts are part of the worldwide e-Mammal project. Students help by gathering the photos, identifying the mammals and then submitting the data to scientists who will further evaluate it. Their teacher Dayson Pasion, is part of […]

  • Student scientists for eMammal project in Graham

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Think about this when you go outside: how much attention do you pay to the wildlife around you? Students in a STEM education program at a Piedmont middle school are closely watching animals near campus day and night. And as Cindy Farmer tells us, the reason is a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • Type 1 diabetes support group at Southeast Guilford

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When your child is sick, having someone at the school to take care of him or her until you can get there is a blessing. But when you have a child with a chronic illness, the worry never goes away. That’s why one school nurse came up with a unique solution and as Cindy Farmer tells us, it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • 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 […]


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