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
  • Local high schoolers walk UNC schools in virtual reality

    GRAHAM, N.C. — At Graham High School, the seniors are GEAR-ing up for college. The school is the first in the state to try out GEAR Up’s brand new technology. According to Assistant Principal Whitney Fliehman, “It is a virtual reality box that you can put your device into here, and it Velcros over and students can virtually tour any of the UNC schools.” Once students look through the lenses, they are on campus, in classes and walking around, at […]

  • Grimsley High, Page High duke it out for a good cause with Football Food Bowl

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s a rivalry that is as old as the schools themselves. Each year Grimsley and Page High Schools in Greensboro battle it out on the football field. The rivalry has been great fun for the schools. This year, the principals of the schools decided to add something new to the mix. They created the “Football Food Bowl,” a canned food collection competition with the proceeds going to the Out of the Garden Project. The non-profit serves thousand […]

  • Churchland Elementary in Lexington exceeds state expectations on expected growth

    LEXINGTON, N.C. – When Churchland Elementary school got word last year that the school did not make expected growth according to the state, teachers and administrators were disappointed but determined. Principal Casey Milstead said, “It was sort of a let down and we had to bolster our spirits, come together as a family and say… we can do this!” And they did. They adopted what’s called a “growth mindset” based on a popular book by Carol Dweck and they went […]

  • Kids take to the skies in Aero Camp

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It is a summer camp that takes students to new heights. For more than 10 years, the Aero Camp at the Carolina Air and Auto Center at Smith Reynolds Airport fifth through ninth graders have learned to soar. Southeast Middle School teacher and camp director Steve Flippin says the camp really lets kids explore. “They saying goes we add a whole new dimension to life. We go left and right or forward and back as ground bound […]

  • Randolph County STEM camp encourages students

    It is called Wildcat Camp. Upcoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at Southeastern Randolph Middle School are spending one week of the summer experiencing things they may have never seen before. It is all to open their eyes to the many uses of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. They got a behind the scenes look at the North Carolina Zoo, visited a local dairy farm and other local businesses to see how STEM plays a role in what […]

  • Science and environment come together for students at Elon University’s Loy Farm

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – It’s called the “Students Discover Science Camp” and part of it is held at the perfect place to learn, Elon University’s Loy Farm. Elon researcher and professor Jen Hamel says it is where science and environment come together. “We’ve got sustainable design,” Hamel said. “We’ve got wildlife research. We’ve got plant and insect research. We’ve got agricultural research and agricultural production happening. It’s great.” Hamel literally puts the Alamance County students to work where they gather […]

  • Students at Hanes Magnet Middle School in Winston-Salem come up with recipes — that have insects!

    Bugs are in the food at Hanes Magnet Middle school in Winston-Salem — not in the food served to the students but to the teachers! Students in the seventh grade were able to get extra credit if they came up with a recipe that included insects as the main source of protein. They had to research the recipe and then why eating insects is actually healthy and good for the environment. They came up with cookies, cupcakes and even stir-fry. […]

  • Local engineering students take their skills to a new level

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Student projects are common at C-TEC in Burlington. But the projects some Engineering 4 students have to do aren’t your typical assignment. Their teacher assigns them to do research on something they don’t like… then fix it with their own engineering skills. They worked in two groups. One chose to create a better beach cart, while the other chose to free up space at the computer. They worked on the project all semester long as well as […]

  • Alamance County students get hands-on lesson in accounting

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Getting ready for finals exams is now fun for accounting students at Southern Alamance High School. They get to play a modified version of monopoly. Accounting teacher Jolene Alley says it is a perfect review of the skills these accounting students have learned this semester. “During the semester the students have learned different aspects of the accounting field,” Alley said. ” So they’ve learned how to do general journals and ledgers. They’ve learned the difference between […]

  • Asheboro elementary teachers create music video to help students with End of Grade testing

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — It is the season of End of Grade testing and many schools are going the extra mile to encourage students to do their best on the standardized tests. One group of teachers at Southmont Elementary in Asheboro decided the best way to reach their kids was with something they like to watch — a music video! With the help of North Ridge Church, the teachers wrote the words to the music using the acronym “CRUSH IT”. The […]

  • Program gives students at the Middle College at UNCG real-world opportunities

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since it began in 2011, the Middle College at UNCG has won many accolades. “For the past four years, we have been in US News and World Report as one of America’s best schools… best high schools. And we’ve also been in the Washington Post as one of America’s most challenging high schools”, said Principal Angela Polk-Jones. “Obviously we’ve just earned one of America’s best Urban Schools.. we’ve met or exceeded growth every year that we have […]

  • Alamance County high schoolers, NJROTC cadets mentor fifth-graders in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — For months, some Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at Western Alamance High School have been mentoring fifth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary in Burlington. Cadet Kyle Brown says it is a labor of love. “It’s been really awesome working with these kids,” he said. “I see a lot of myself in some of them, when I was little. I can just imagine myself being in their shoes.” They play games with the students and teach them basic […]