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.

NEW YORK (AP, NPR & WXXI News) - Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. 

The charges were announced and the indictment unsealed in New York City on Wednesday. 

The indictment charges Collins and two others, including the congressman's son, with conspiracy, wire fraud, and other counts. 

A Wayne County optics manufacturer is expanding and adding jobs. 

Optimax Systems, located in the town of Ontario, is building a $21.7 million, 60,000-square-foot addition at its existing facility on Dean Parkway.

As a result, Optimax plans to create 59 new jobs over the next five years. And officials with Empire State Development say that 291 positions will be retained.

The state is providing $700,000 through a Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant, and up to $1.5 million in Excelsior Tax Credits in return for job creation commitments.

Local Kodak and government officials recently celebrated the completion of a $75 million dollar new boiler house located in Eastman Business Park.

That was part of the conversion of the utility plants at the industrial park earlier this year from coal to natural gas.

Eric Gottung is project manager. He works for RED-Rochester, the company that runs utilities at the business park.

He says the conversion from coal to natural gas brings a number of advantages including the fact that it’s better for the environment.

In the latest Business Report, dive into a new Paychex survey that reveals wages across the nation aren't increasing that much. Plus, details on Conduent selling off one of its businesses, and a rail car manufacturer in the southern tier is getting a grant to help expand.

After an uproar from a number of businesses and other organizations who have operations in downtown Rochester, the city is changing a plan that increased the time that metered parking was in effect.

In an effort to balance the new city budget, which began in July, the hours for weekday parking at the kiosks and meters was extended from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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