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. 

The Finger Lakes region is expected to have more than 400 job openings each year through 2018 in computer security and related fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tonight, representatives from local schools, businesses and governments will get together at Monroe Community College for a conference to explore collaborative approaches to increase the diversity of the pool of skilled employees in the region.

RIT is one of six universities around the country to host a national Climate Leadership Summit for students on Saturday. About 100 students from area colleges and universities are expected to attend.

Sarah Quirk, president of RIT's Student Environmental Action League (SEAL), says her goal for the event is to create a network of students who are willing to work together to create a healthier environment.

 A Rochester pediatrician made a trip to Capitol Hill today, to advocate for Medicaid funding for telemedicine.

Dr. Kenneth McConnochie of UR Medicine says a virtual doctor's visit saves both time and money.

"An emergency department visit for what turns out to be an ear infection can take you four hours or even longer depending how busy it is.  That same visit for the same problem can be accomplished in your child's day care center or say, a retail pharmacy, takes no time at all."

The head of a local business recruiting firm says the news that two photonics technology firms are coming to Rochester is the first of many such announcements we're likely to hear in the next three to five years.

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Consumers aren't quite ready to fully embrace the self-driving car, according to a new survey from AAA.

The survey found that three out of four American drivers are afraid of the technology.

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