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, we hear about:

--The local impact of the just announced strike by the UAW against GM.

--Also, some positive news in a study about the risks of a housing downturn in Rochester if there is a recession.

--And leadership changes as part of a succession plan at LaBella Associates.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


A well-known philanthropist in Rochester has died. Peggy Wegman, who was married to the late Bob Wegman, died this week at the age of 91.

Peggy Wegman  was the mother of 8 children including former State Senator  and current Acting State Supreme Court Justice Rick Dollinger.

He says his mother was involved with a number of charitable activities, particularly education.

Roberts Wesleyan College announced Thursday that it has received the largest gift in the college’s history, $7.5 million.

The gift comes from local philanthropist and Paychex founder Tom Golisano, who also donated $5 million to Roberts in 2001 for a college library.

In the latest WXXI Business Report:

  • A local high-tech company is expanding and adding jobs.
  • The Cornell AgriTech facility in Geneva is helping a Rochester entrepreneur grow his business, which focuses on gourmet mushrooms.
  • End of an era for a well-known craft brew company.

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