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.

In this week’s WXXI Business Report we hear about some surveys, including:

-An AARP survey which indicates Canandaigua is a great place to live and is a good value as well.

-A survey that puts Wegmans’ leader Colleen Wegman up among the top CEO’s.

A new nationwide index of small business job growth and wages by a Rochester company is showing the pace of those numbers slowing.

Paychex, the payroll processing and HR services company, along with the company IHS,  does a monthly index on the rate of both jobs added and wages at small businesses, and in June, both of those metrics moderated a bit.

The former Xerox Tower building is now officially on the market.  The company's lease of that 30-story building ended on June 30th, and the remaining Xerox employees who had been working there have all been moved to the company's Webster campus.

On Monday, workers were removing the Xerox name and logo off that iconic building.  The 30-story building is the tallest in Rochester, and one of the tallest in New York State outside of New York City.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman explains how a big state grant will help launch a new cybersecurity institute at RIT. Plus, how will the recent Luminate NY competition benefit the Rochester economy? And we discuss how Constellation Brands officials are keeping an eye on the potential growth for cannabis-infused products.

The city of Rochester is looking for a new operator for the Blue Cross Arena.

The city has notified longtime operator of the arena, SMG, that it is looking to terminate their contract in the near future. The city’s corporation counsel, Tim Curtin, says that SMG has performed below expectations in terms of generating enough revenue so that taxpayers are not on the hook to provide subsidies to keep the facility running.

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