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 telecommunications company with a large presence in the Rochester area is consolidating operations downtown.

Windstream says that it will be moving the 350 or so employees that it has on Monroe Avenue near Alexander Street to the building that the company already leases on South Clinton Ave. That will happen later this year.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo spent much of her 2019 State of the County address on Thursday night talking about advances the county has made over the last year and progress expected to happen this year, particularly economic development.

The Urban League of Rochester has named a new leader.  Seanelle Hawkins will be taking over as President and CEO on June 3.

Hawkins will be replacing Bill Clark, who has been with the organization for 38 years, the last 25 as CEO.

Hawkins most recently served as Executive Director, Sojourner House at PathStone and Wilson Commencement Park.

Officials say she will be the Urban League’s first female president.

Spectrum will be opening nine new stores across upstate New York in the next few months, including three in the Rochester area.

Those three new stores include one that will be located in College Town, which is further down Mt. Hope Avenue, near the University of Rochester.

That will mean the longtime retail location at 71 Mount Hope will eventually close. Officials say that the retail Spectrum location which is there now will close by mid-June, moving to 1393 Mount Hope in College Town.

Another federal government agency has concerns about the financial dealings of Rochester area developer Robert Morgan.

On Wednesday, Morgan and three others were named in a 114-count indictment alleging mortgage fraud in New York and several other states.

Also this week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency action accusing Morgan and two of his companies with fraud for allegedly siphoning and misusing investor funds.