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.

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.

A well-known name in the electronics industry is coming to downtown Rochester. Panasonic, which earlier this year acquired a division belonging to a local high-tech company called Omni-ID, will be taking up some space in the first Federal Building.

Panasonic will have operations on the 1st and 21st floor of that building. The unit, Omni-ID's 'Industrial Internet of Things Solutions Group' previously was located at Eastman Business Park.

One of Rochester’s better known brands is in  expansion mode.

Zweigle’s, the meat manufacturing company which specializes in hot dogs and other products, will add 29,000 square feet to its Plymouth Avenue operation.

As part of that expansion, Empire State Development says that Zweigle’s will hire up to 33 new employees; at least a dozen of those jobs will be reserved for workers impacted by poverty. Almost 60 jobs will be retained.

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