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 conference focusing on innovation, imaging and optics is one of the events bringing people to downtown Rochester this week.

The Light and Sound Interactive Conference (LSI) is attracting an eclectic mix of people involved in multimedia, gaming, education and technology to the center city.

Rochester is one of ten American cities selected to participate in an initiative to identify and measure ways to accelerate the economic stability of its residents, according to Mayor Lovely Warren.

The initiative is sponsored through Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group.

The Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Community Wealth Building has found that financial instability is a major challenge for many families in Rochester.

In the latest Business Report, it's another month of job gains in the Rochester metro, according to the NYS Labor Dept. What sectors are seeing the growth?

Monroe County approves incentives for projects that includes a pharmaceutical contract company in Henrietta that will create 125 jobs, plus Barbara Pierce from Tipping Point Communications is moving over to the United Way to take a top development role.

There are a number of jobs coming to the Rochester area in the next few years as the result of two local projects announced in recent days.

One of the projects involves a Philadelphia-based cybersecurity firm called Security Risk Advisors, which will add a branch in Rochester and create  up to 67 new jobs over the next five years. Company Director Mike Pinch has ties to Rochester, he is from the area and has done work for the University of Rochester and also did some teaching at RIT.

An historic downtown Rochester building is for sale. Depending on who buys it, the building on East Broad Street could see some new uses.

It’s the Aqueduct Building….if that name doesn’t ring a bell right away, Angelo Nole, Managing Director of the commercial real estate firm CBRE says you will probably know it by the statue of Mercury, from Roman mythology, perched on top of the 7-story building.

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