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
  • Snow Camp teacher uses fun-filled circus theme to motivate students

    SNOW CAMP, N.C. — You might say Mallory Heffelfinger’s first-grade class at Sylvan Elementary School is a circus! But that’s just the way she wants it. The first-year teacher has been planning this since she was a student at High Point University. “I was trying to think about what does a classroom look like and what is a theme to go with it? And the circus came to mind because there are so many different moving pieces in the classroom […]

  • Graham High School teacher spends summer creating new textbook

    GRAHAM, N.C. — A Graham High School teacher and former engineer spent his summer in an unusual way. He created a textbook for his students. Find out more, in today’s What’s Right With Our Schools.

  • The Academy at Smith offers hands-on learning to prepare students for college, careers

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Academy at Smith offers unique hands-on activities to help students prepare for either college or a career. The activities in the medical and trade school help keep the students highly engaged, the school’s principal says. Learn more in today’s What’s Right With Our Schools.

  • Students get hands-on at Career and Technical Education Center in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — At the Career and Technical Education Center in Alamance County, students are proud of their school. “I have taken every computer program class offered here and they are wonderful,” said CTEC graduate Brandon Crowder. “Anyone who has an interest in programming, I definitely recommend it.” And that’s why Crowder is back at CTEC even after his graduation. He’s a counselor at a summer camp that gives rising 8th graders a look at what the school has to […]

  • Retired high-profile Caswell County judge dies

    CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Judge James Long will be laid to rest Thursday in Caswell County. In 1970, he was appointed by Governor Robert Scott to fill the unexpired seat of Superior Court Judge Allen Gwyn. He held the position of Superior Court Judge of the 17th district from 1970-1994, during which time he was the vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association, president of the NC Conference of Superior Court Judges, and a member of the executive committee […]

  • Students get hands-on experience during STEM camp at Wake Forest School of Medicine

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For these Triad students, it’s an experience like none other. A STEM camp at Wake Forest School of Medicine allows them an up close look at what their futures could hold if they choose a field in medicine. And the camp is very hands on and eye opening.   This week’s camp was focused on careers that specifically involve math, just one component of STEM learning. Plus, the students say all the work is interesting and fun!

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County students keep their minds, bodies active

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — It may look like organized chaos, but it’s actually PE with a purpose. Since summer school students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools typically spend about six hours a day mastering their reading and math skills, administrators knew they had to break that time up and get the students moving. So, the PE teachers worked with the classroom teachers to come up with a new type of active learning. They play games, based on their math and language […]

  • GOAL camp puts new twist on summer school in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — This year, summer school is more like summer camp. “We’re reading. We’re creating. We’re going on field trips. It’s a camp like any other. It’s just that you are getting out and learning,” said Monique Wallace, site director for GOAL.   GOAL gives students a chance to get hands-on “For them to come into the computer lab and actually be able to create Legomachine and then attach it to the computer and see it move,” said Wallace. […]

  • Guilford County students help make sensory trail at new High Point therapy center

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — They shoveled, and raked, and pulled weeds — all just to clear a path to help others. Service Learning Leadership camp students are making a way for a sensory trail at the new Horsepower facility in High Point. For four weeks, the students, who are from seven different Guilford County high schools, have been working on their plans. And they put a lot of thought into what would benefit the riders the most. That is what […]

  • Free library boxes in Forsyth County provides kids with opportunity to read during summer

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — It took a lot of lifting, carrying, nailing and drilling — and of course, planning — but the Little Free Library Boxes near Easton Elementary School in Forsyth County are now open for business. With 10 total boxes in the community, students can go take a book, or leave one, for others. The boxes are simply an easy way to provide kids with access to libraries so they can read books throughout the summer. It’s truly […]

  • Students fight hunger in High Point with Youth Food Summit

    HIGH POINT, N.C. —  It’s a first of its kind gathering in High Point — a Youth Food Summit. According to the Greater High Point Food Alliance, the city is home to seven known food deserts. To change that, students are learning more from those who know the most. The students are learning about all kinds of healthy choices they can make. From urban gardening to nutrition and cooking with healthy fresh foods, they’re learning it all from the experts. […]

  • Students get hands-on with STEM camp at HPU

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — This is one summer camp that you might say opens the door to a realm of possibilities. At the summer STEM camp at High Point University, kids do forensics, biology, chemistry and more.   Every lesson is designed to be hands-on and to keep the students’ attention. Designed for third – through six-grade students, the organizers hope it will keep their interest going into middle and high school. One lesson teaches students about the chemical reaction […]