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 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.


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.

A much milder than normal winter has meant an earlier start to the maple syrup season in New York.

Helen Thomas, executive director of the New York Maple Producers Association, says her own farm south of Rochester has already produced 20 percent of its annual crop.  That's a couple of weeks ahead of the typical yearly pace.

For Rochester area Xerox employees, anxiety and uncertainty about the future are accompanying Friday morning's announcement that the company will divide into two independent publicly traded companies. 

As part of the move, CEO Ursula Burns also announced a three-year plan to save $2.4 billion across all segments.

RIT assistant professor of accounting, Dan Tessoni, says the clearest path to that goal is a reduced labor force.