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
  • 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 […]

  • Davidson County students provide pet supplies for low-income seniors

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — They may be elementary school children, but the children at Midway Elementary School in Davidson County have big hearts and want to help! “You know when I heard about seniors sharing their food with their pets, and you know seniors they also need their strength too,” said fourth-grade student Aubrey Maners. “And also I mean I love animals very very much so I really wanted to help out and I know other people wanted to help […]

  • Burlington students get hands-on with technology

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It may look like they are playing computer games, but the 5th-grade students at Edwin M. Holt Elementary School in Burlington are actually working on their futures. “The world as we all know is pretty much moving to technology with all of the different robotics and those kinds of things,” said teacher Jamie Day. “And so I wanted our kids to have some experience with that.” So Day wrote a grant to get her students a coding […]

  • Program encourages Greensboro students to pass notes of friendship

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It is a busy morning at General Greene Elementary School, and this is before classes begin. There’s always a morning rush when it’s “Candy Cane Notes” week. For the last nine years, members of the school’s student council have gathered in the mornings for one week in December and sold notes attached to candy canes as a fundraiser. Fifty cents per delivered candy cane — or $10 for an entire class. It’s a wonderful way to build […]

  • ‘I’m blessed’: 91-year-old woman leaving lasting legacy at Winston-Salem elementary school

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At Gibson Elementary School in Winston-Salem, everyone knows and loves teacher assistant Violet Mathis! That despite the fact that she is 91. You heard that right — 91 years old. A fact that doesn’t bother her or any of her coworkers. Gibson Elementary is Mrs. Mathis’ second home of sorts. She has been working at the school since it opened in 2001, and she strives not to miss a day. “I’m blessed. My health has let me […]

  • Greensboro students get hands-on science lesson

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When it comes to science in action, teachers will tell you to expect the unexpected. With the help of students from NC State and UNC Chapel Hill, some Irving Park Elementary School kids are participating in Science Day, where the 4th and 5th-grade classes conduct experiments related to their curriculum. “We came up with a research question and then they hypothesized,” said NC State student Ashley Rabuck Ashley Rabuck. “We did the experiment and I kinda explained […]