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.

A Colorado-based company is the winner of the first round of New York State’s Luminate NY competition.

The announcement was made Thursday at a demonstration event held at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Seneca Foods will be closing a plant in Marion, Wayne County which employs 45 people.

The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Tim Benjamin, says that the reason is due to the fact that canned vegetables have been in steady decline in terms of consumption in recent years, so the demand for producing those cans has dropped.

He says besides any severance package for the affected employees, Seneca Foods will work to see if it can place some of those workers in other positions.

The cans being made in Marion will now be manufacturing at the company’s plant in Wisconsin.

A top state regulator has some harsh words for Charter Communications, the company that sells Spectrum cable and internet services.

The CEO of the New York State Department of Public Service, John Rhodes, has written to the CEO of Charter, Thomas Rutledge, condemning what he says is the company’s “false advertising and misleading of New York consumers.”

Operations are now up and running at American Packaging Corporation’s new 215,000 square foot facility in the Town of Chili.

The company has already hired 70 new employees, of which 40 are working at the new site.  American Packaging also has about 200 employees working at its long-established plant on Driving Park Avenue in Rochester.

The company plans to create up to 260 jobs over the next five years in this area.

Xerox is firing back with a strongly worded letter after it was reported last week that Fuji is suing Xerox for more than a billion dollars.

That’s after Xerox backed out of a proposed merger between the two companies that would have seen Fuji take majority control of Xerox.

On Monday, Xerox’s new CEO, John Visentin, who was named to that post in May, released a letter he sent to Fuji Chairman Shigetaka Komori in which he calls the lawsuit a “desperate and misguided negotiating ploy to save their takeover attempt.”