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.

Rochester is getting new help to run the Blue Cross Arena. And that help is coming from Buffalo.

City officials had only recently announced that they were ending the longtime management contract for the arena with Philadelphia-based SMG.  At the time, Rochester officials said  that company had performed below expectations.

RIT used an evening of arts and entertainment on Thursday to announce a $1 billion fundraising campaign.

President David Munson told more than 2,000 invited guests at RIT’s Gene Polisseni Center that it is the largest fundraising effort in the university’s history.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is rejecting a proposal to put a controversial gas storage facility on the shore of Seneca Lake.

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos is denying the proposal by Crestwood Midstream Partners to build an underground liquefied petroleum gas (propane) storage facility in abandoned salt mines in Watkins Glen.

A Victor-based company that makes a device used to help determine a person’s cognitive function is getting a boost. 

That boost is in the form of investment by philanthropist and Paychex founder Tom Golisano, who now owns the company called Cognivue.

The firm has been around for a few years, but with Golisano’s investment it is trying to position itself for expansion, both in terms of staff and distribution of its product.

Locally-based Constellation Brands has acquired a craft brewery in Texas. The Victor company on Tuesday said it is buying Four Corners Brewing, a Dallas-based company founded in 2012 by three longtime friends.

Constellation calls Four Corners a “high-performing, dynamic and bi-cultural (Hispanic and American) brand” which complements Constellation’s existing portfolio.