Beth Adams

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester, where she was recognized for her work by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the New York State Humane Society. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York to Miami, Florida.

Beth is active in the Rochester community, having volunteered for organizations including the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, the Heart of Gold Children's Foundation, the Rochester Press Radio Club Children’s Charities, and the Rochester Broadway Theater League Education Committee.  She is an avid reader of historical fiction and a devoted animal lover. Beth is married to award-winning writer and author Scott Pitoniak. 

When the United Way of Greater Rochester celebrates its centennial next year, it will do so with a new leader.

The organization's board of directors has appointed Jaime Saunders the new president and CEO.  Saunders, currently president and CEO of Willow Domestic Violence Center, has 20 years of experience in human services and nonprofit administration and fundraising.

Local realtors are paying close attention to the tax reform debate in Congress.

A House GOP plan would limit the deduction for property taxes to $10,000. Another part of the proposal would also affect homeowners: the popular mortgage interest deduction would be capped at $500,000, down from the current $1 million.

Now that the Kodak Center on West Ridge Road has been renovated, Eastman Business Park is looking to bring a restaurant, retail, and possible office space to a lot across the street.

Eastman Business Park president Dolores Kruchten said the 1.1 acre parcel is in a great location with potential customers within walking distance from the theater center and business park, and 35,000 to 40,000 vehicles passing by each day.

A growing array of technology in new cars can pose a dangerous risk for distracted drivers.

Triple A conducted a recent study where drivers used a touch screen, voice command, and other interactive technology to make a call, send a text message, program GPS navigation, or tune a radio while driving.

Lindsay Kensy, spokesperson for the auto club in Western and Central New York, said it took the study participants more than 40 seconds to perform some of the tasks.

The University of Rochester is participating in what is described as the largest long-term study to date of the developing brains of children and young adults.

Scientists from URMC and 20 other research sites across the nation will ask 9 and 10-year-old children and their parents to complete surveys and perform games and puzzles, and then every two years the children will undergo an MRI brain scan.

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