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 the latest WXXI Business Report, a recent conference focused on helping high-tech manufacturers become more competitive. Plus, there's a new chair of the board at Canopy Growth, the Canadian cannabis company partly owned by Constellation Brands. Then, we run down winners of this year's Ethie Awards. 

WXXI has announced that it will expand its coverage of the arts. 

“Thanks to support from our donors, we are in a unique position to enhance our existing arts and culture services and expand arts reporting in our newsroom,” said WXXI President Norm Silverstein. “We know that the arts have widespread social impact and we believe we have an important role to bring focus to the arts community.”

Victor-based Constellation Brands on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $525 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

Sales totaled just over $2.3 billion, up about 2% compared to last year.

The loss for Constellation is related to a $484 million loss involving its share of the investment the company has at Canopy Growth, the Canadian cannabis company.

CEO Bill Newlands told investors on a conference call Thursday that it was an excellent quarter for Constellation, driven by strong performance in the beer business. 

In the latest WXXI Business Report, small business owners feel pretty good about the future, according to a new survey from Paychex. 

Wegmans #100 opened up in Raleigh, NC on Sunday. It was the first store in North Carolina for Wegmans, which was greeted by lines of people waiting to get in. 

Plus, a cybersecurity and risk management consulting firm will be adding jobs at the Culver Road Armory.

Wegmans is reaching a milestone this coming weekend. The Rochester-based company will be opening its 100th supermarket.

And that new store will open in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the supermarket chain’s first store in North Carolina, and spokeswoman Jo Natale says that plans are moving ahead for five additional stores in the Raleigh-Durham area over the next several years.