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.

There’s a change in ownership coming for the del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County.

The Wilmot family, Rochester-based developers who operate Wilmorite, have owned half of that casino in the town of Tyre.

The casino concept was something long championed by Wilmot Chairman Tom Wilmot, and del Lago opened two years ago.

Verizon Wireless is suing the city of Rochester over regulations that have been enacted in advance of equipment that would be needed for the new 5G service.

Rochester City Council approved a new ordinance earlier this year to minimize the disruption that could occur when the new equipment is eventually installed for 5G.

That’s a new generation of wireless networks which promises things like faster speeds and better networking capabilities.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, RIT is getting a $150,000 grant to help come up with a plan that would accelerate quantum technology, which could then be used in developing faster computers.

Also, New York state announces new health insurance rates for next year, and some rate hikes were cut, while others will stay as the companies proposed. Plus, the U.S. Aerials Freestyle Championships are coming to Bristol Mountain next year.

The New York State Public Service Commission is calling on Frontier Communications to develop a plan to improve its service to customers.

The PSC says it got a report from its staff indicating that four Frontier subsidiaries including its Rochester division have significant service quality problems including escalating complaints, lengthy duration of repairs and reliability issues.

A local manufacturer is expanding and adding jobs.  Z-AXIS, an electronics design and contract manufacturer in Phelps in Ontario County  is updating its facility, and expects to create up to 20 new jobs over the next three years.  80 others will be retained.

Empire State Development is providing up to $150,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program in exchange for the job creation commitment. Greater Rochester Enterprise also assisted with the project.

The expansion by Z-Axis includes the installation of new equipment.

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