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 State  has fined an ethanol production plant in Orleans County, after the DEC says there was illegal disposal of industrial waste on its land in the Town of Shelby.

The $87,000 fine was against Western New York Energy, which processes corn into ethanol.  DEC officials say that a firm hired by that Orleans County company, Hydro-Klean of Iowa, helped dispose of industrial waste during a regular plant cleaning.

The state says the waste water, which includes trace amounts of ammonia and other materials, was dumped into the ground.

RIT  will share in more than a million dollars being granted by the state's economic development agency. It’s money that will be used to expand efforts to build upon programs in digital gaming.

Empire State Development has announced three new "Digital Gaming Hubs" in New York, at RIT, NYU  and RPI.

There’s an update on the condition of Michael Pearson, the CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which is Bausch + Lomb’s parent company.

The firm issued an open memo to employees from Pearson on Monday, who is currently out on medical leave.  Pearson was hospitalized in December for pneumonia, and this month Valeant named Howard Schiller as interim chief executive.

The latest numbers from the State Labor Department on job growth saw more increases for December, which officials say capped off a solid year overall.

The Rochester Metro saw an increase of 5,600 private sector jobs in December compared to December a year ago, and state labor analyst Tammy Marino says that added onto robust growth that was going on throughout 2015.

Kodak expects its revenue for 2015 to come in at or near the low end of its earlier guidance of between $1.8 billion and $2 billion.