Randy Gorbman

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's Director of News and Public Affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online. 

Randy has over 30 years of broadcast news experience, and was recently news director at WHAM-AM in Rochester. Randy has also been news director, writer, announcer, and producer at radio stations in several cities in New York and Connecticut, as well as working as an editor at the NBC Radio Network. He served as past president of the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

Randy has also taught journalism to local students, serving as adjunct instructor at SUNY Geneseo and Monroe Community College.

Randy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and his Master's degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Empire State College.

JetBlue will offer daily non-stop service from Rochester to Boston.

That according to New York Senator Chuck Schumer who says the roundtrip flights from the Greater Rochester International Airport to Logan International in Boston will fly once per day and the service is expected to being on January 8.

Schumer says that right now, the only airline that flies from Rochester direct to Boston is American Airlines.

He says adding JetBlue can help keep ticket prices affordable. Schumer says he has pushed for the new route in numerous conversations with JetBlue officials.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, there are strong job gains across the nation, but Paychex's CEO says wage increases still haven’t kept pace with job growth.

Also, a consumer sentiment survey says New Yorkers are feeling confident about the economy, and RIT gets a grant to preserve inkjet collections damaged by flooding.

(WXXI News and AP) There is another Nobel Prize-Rochester connection.

On Monday, it was announced that two researchers at American universities have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics. 
 
 Yale University's William Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long term macroeconomic analysis and New York University's Paul Romer was awarded for factoring technological innovation into macroeconomics. 
 

Romer was an Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Rochester, from 1982-1988.  

There is a major deal in the works involving two local healthcare companies.

There is an agreement that would see Rochester Regional Health acquire Lifetime Care, the local home care and hospice organization.

Lifetime Care is part of Lifetime Health Care Companies, the umbrella organization which also owns Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The president and CEO of Rochester Regional Health, Dr. Eric Bieber, says the partnership would better serve patients, communities and staff.

Paychex is reporting sales and profits that beat Wall Street estimates for its latest quarter.

For the Rochester company’s fiscal first quarter, it earned more than $243 million which is 16 percent higher than a year ago.  Earnings per share of 67 cents topped analysts’ average estimate by 2-cents.

Sales were nearly $863 million, up nine percent from last year. That was more than $12 million higher than what Wall Street expected.

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