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
  • CTEC students build electric vehicles

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — The students at the Career and Technical Education Center in Burlington know a thing or two about hands-on learning. Most of what they do every day, isn’t in a book but rather a laboratory style setting, even in the automotive classes. That’s why the Triad Electric Vehicle Association decided to partner with the students on several automotive projects, including building an electric truck from just the shell of the vehicle. But first, the students started small, working […]

  • Guilford County kids give back with Day of Service

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Students at Northern Guilford Middle School are practicing giving back. The students participated in a Day of Service where they volunteered for half a school day. The students visited nursing homes, they went to churches where they helped pack backpacks with food for other students, and they learned about firefighting where giving back is a profession. Other students took part in activities in their school like writing e-books or working on campus beautification. Robert Richmond, the principal […]

  • Morgan Elementary’s Lisa England becomes NC Media Coordinator of the Year

    Lisa England wears a variety of hats. She is the media coordinator at Morgan Elementary School in Clemmons. She’s part singer, part actress and part super hero to her students. According to fifth grader Kenzie Bullins, they love her! “She brings the books to life by using her voice, and it just gets into your imagination and makes you think that the books is just a movie right in front of you,” she said. Fifth-grader Brooke Cosby agrees. “She’s really […]

  • Summit School students get a feel for what it’s like to be blind

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Learning to trust your instincts when you are blind isn’t always easy. Conveying those feelings to a group of elementary school students can be hard, too. But a group of volunteers from IFB Solutions is making it look easy. Anastasia Powell went blind years ago. She said explaining the adjustments she had to make in her life to children, helps her, too. “I had to learn quickly how to embrace a new lifestyle,” she said. “Reading braille […]

  • 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 […]