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. 

New Yorkers are feeling better about the economy than they have in over 16 years, and one economist says you can thank President Trump for that, at least in part.

"His announcements about jobs coming back and investments coming back to this country...people are buying into that message and you gotta give Trump credit for that," said Doug Lonnstrom, Ph.D., founding director of the Siena College Research Institute.

Upstate residents are even more positive about the economy than people in New York City, which had a quicker recovery from the recession.

Thousands of people took part in protests across the country Thursday in response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration.

Immigrants across the U.S. were planning to stay home from school and work to show how critical they are to the American economy and way of life.

Irene Sanchez of the Worker Justice Center in Rochester doesn't think any local migrant farm workers joined the protest, but she says their absence would be noticed if they did walk off the job.

Computer users get daily warnings about the vulnerability of their personal data or their own identities if their device is not secure.

But for those who use a medical device such as an insulin pump, hacking threats could be a matter of life and death. 

A growing number of students at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf are entering careers in science and medicine.

But the deaf and hard of hearing population remains one of the most underrepresented groups in the biomedical fields.

A local lawmaker wants New York State to compensate Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack for the revenue it might lose due to the recent opening of the del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County.

Senator Rich Funke says he's stepping up to do what the Governor's office and casino siting board should have done initially to protect thousands of jobs at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack and the nearby del Lago Resort and Casino.

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