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.


The Rochester People's Climate Coalition is kicking off its Earth Month with a forum Monday evening.

It’s titled the New York State of Climate Action and will include guest speakers Mark Dunlea from the Green Education and Legal Fund and Elizabeth Broad from the New Yorkers for Clean Power Campaign.

Susan Hughes-Smith is a member of the Rochester People's Climate Coalition and says New York still has a number of issues they could work on when it comes to energy initiatives.

Rainey Walker had been out of work for about four years.

But that all changed when he partnered up with the Arc of Monroe’s Job Path program, which works to find jobs for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

After completing development training and assessments, Walker decided to give being a cashier a shot.

Walker has been working at Hart’s Local Grocers in Rochester for about three months now. He said there’s a lot about his job that he likes.

Taxi drivers from across Rochester gathered at city hall Friday afternoon in response to the possibility of Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services coming to New York State.

Protestors say the apps would destroy full time professional driving jobs for the 300 taxi drivers already working in Rochester.

Ismael Medina is one of those drivers. He’s been driving in Rochester for 4 years and says our city doesn’t use cabs enough to be able to support everyone who would drive if Uber came in.

Some area middle school and high school girls spent their Saturday learning about science, technology, engineering and math.

The "Girls Soaring in STEM Fair" at the Rochester Institute of Technology aimed to encourage young women to pursue careers in a variety of STEM fields, which are typically dominated by men.

The fair hosted over 30 demonstrations put together by RIT's Women in Technology, Women in Science, Women in Computing and Women in Engineering groups.

Freelancers seeking a spot to plug in and work can try Freelance Fridays at the Rochester Brainery.

Danielle Raymo owns the community classroom and event space, and says as a freelancer herself, it can sometimes be a bit isolating.

"People find themselves out at coffee shops and what not because its just nice to be around people. Theres that water cooler talk just like, "How's your day going?" And just being able to share those thoughts, which you don't necessarily have if you're a freelancer and you're working at home by yourself."