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 Finger Lakes region was a top performer at this year’s Regional Economic Development Awards, receiving $80.5 million from the state.

Mayor Lovely Warren celebrated the award with co-chairs of the Finger Lakes Council Anne Kress and Danny Wegman Thursday evening.

Warren noted that while they are excited to use some of the money to create advanced technology and manufacturing jobs in the area, their focus is also on poverty reduction.

Seven out of ten. That’s the number of families who are having difficulty making ends meet despite being employed in Rochester.

That statistic comes from the latest United Way ALICE report, an acronym standing for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

Stephanie Hoopes, the director of the ALICE Project and the lead researcher in the New York report says it’s important to realize poverty isn’t just about the extremes.

Graduate students, faculty and union officials gathered on the Wilson Quad at the University of Rochester on Wednesday to say that the graduate assistants at the U of R will try to form their own union.

That’s after the National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities have a right to union representation.