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. 

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.

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce wants to see more young professionals take advantage of the networking and professional development services it offers.

"The goal is to equip them with these connections and with all the experience that currently exists with some of the most iconic companies and skilled business people in the world who are right here in our community," said Shannon Ealy, who has been named manager of the chamber's newly created Office of Future Leadership.

A 67-year old Ontario County man is one of the first local residents to have the world's smallest pacemaker implanted in his heart.

The device, called the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, is about the size of a vitamin capsule - roughly one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker.

UR Medicine electro-physiologist Dr. David Huang was part of the team that performed the procedure in November. 

As Rochester leaders get ready to present their economic report and 2017 vision for the community on Wednesday, a coalition of young professionals has some goals of its own.

"We hear a lot about what's going to happen in the future; we hear a lot about what people to think we should be doing,” said Kayleigh Rae Stampfler, RocCity Coalition advisory committee co-chair. “We thought it was time for young professionals to stand up and say, 'we're a part of this; we have thoughts, and don't be doing this without us. We want to have a say in it.' "