Caitlin Whyte

Caitlin joins WXXI after working down the street at Stephens Media Group where, she co hosted a children's radio show, "Saturday Morning CarTunes" on WARM 101.3 and worked as a traffic reporter for various affiliates.

Prior to that, she lived in Western Alaska where she worked for KNOM in Nome.  When she was not engrossed in all things Iditarod, Caitlin served as the community and education spot producer and hosted the weekday morning program.

Originally from Rochester, Caitlin graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S in Audio/Radio Production and Broadcast Management. She is excited to make the jump to public radio and host Weekend Edition.

 

Thomson Reuters has confirmed it will be closing its offices in Rochester.

A spokesperson confirmed the closing of their offices in the Aqueduct Building on Broad Street.

In a statement the company said "Thomson Reuters routinely looks at ways to run our global business operations more efficiently. This disciplined approach sometimes includes reviews of our real estate portfolio to best balance our internal resources with the needs of our customers in a highly competitive environment."

It was not released how many jobs will be affected locally. 

Girls in grades 6 - 12 will be heading to the Rochester Institute of Technology this weekend to learn how to code.

The Saturday event is called ROCGirlHacks, and Caitlin Lander, who works with Women in Computing at RIT, says it will challenge participants to come up with technological solutions and tools focused on female empowerment and safety.

"Those projects are along the lines of active bystander, confidence either within the self or within technology, as well as stopping cyberbullying."

The Little Theatre's main Theater 1 will soon be showing movies again, as phase one of its renovation project wraps up.

The theater expects to be showing movies there in the next week.

Chris Brandt is the project architect with Bero Architecture.

"Everything inside the auditorium itself, floor to ceiling ... no surface was untouched. All finishes have been replaced; all the seating has been replaced."

He says these renovations are a generational investment.

Young adults with disabilities now have a new internship opportunity to join in Rochester.

Two organizations, Jewish Senior Life and Heritage Christian Services will offer Project SEARCH - a nationally recognized work prep program for people 18 to 35 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Mike King is the president and CEO of Jewish Senior Life and says as a parent of an individual with disabilities, this age can be a scary time.

The ribbon was cut on the redesigned passenger security checkpoint at the Greater Rochester International Airport Wednesday morning.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo unveiled the new checkpoint as part of the ongoing renovations

"Not only does it look better, not only does it feel better, it functions better as well and that’s incredibly important."

The new space has six lanes, which is the same as before, but they are now wider and more flexible.

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