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.

Xerox is reporting growth in earnings but a decline in sales, in its latest quarterly report.

In the 2nd quarter, the company saw profits of $181 million, compared to $112 million a year ago,  but sales were down 8.8%.  Without currency fluctuations in the mix, the revenue decline was 7.2%.  Adjusted earnings-per-share of $.99 topped Wall Street expectations.

At Brighton Securities, George Conboy says overall, this was a pretty good quarterly report for the company.

Wegmans is offering families who have young children with mobility restrictions a new way to help their kids shop with their parents or other adult relatives.

It’s a specially adapted shopping cart, called ‘Go to Shop,‘ that Wegmans is getting through a company called Firefly.

Linda Lovejoy is a community relations manager for Wegmans. She said this shopping cart is different from other carts that Wegmans already makes available for kids or adults with disabilities.

Wegmans says it will run a pilot program in two stores to remove plastic bags as of next Monday,  July 29. That will happen at stores in Ithaca and Corning.

The company notes that the decision comes after its announcement in April that Wegmans will eliminate plastic bags at all of its New York State stores ahead of the state ban that takes effect on March 1, 2020.

In the latest business report, Randy Gorbman discusses a new survey from M&T Bank that looks at the impact of possible tariff increases on small and medium-sized businesses, due to the trade battle with China.

Also, a local software company, ITX, is moving to downtown Rochester and adding jobs, plus the latest job growth numbers for the Rochester area from the New York State Labor Department show more gains.

A local software company is moving and adding jobs.

ITX Corporation is currently based in Pittsford, but it will relocate to newly remodeled space in The Metropolitan bulding on South Clinton Avenue in downtown Rochester.

As part of the move, ITX plans to create up to 80 new jobs; 62 jobs will be retained.  ITX says it had considered growing its operations outside of New York state, but chose to remain here with the help of state investment.

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