Randy Gorbman

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's Director of News and Public Affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online. 

Randy has over 30 years of broadcast news experience, and was recently news director at WHAM-AM in Rochester. Randy has also been news director, writer, announcer, and producer at radio stations in several cities in New York and Connecticut, as well as working as an editor at the NBC Radio Network. He served as past president of the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

Randy has also taught journalism to local students, serving as adjunct instructor at SUNY Geneseo and Monroe Community College.

Randy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and his Master's degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Empire State College.

Eastman Kodak is reporting earnings for the 4th quarter and all of 2017.

The company is reporting profits of $129 million for the quarter and $94 million for the year overall. But as George Conboy of Brighton Securities points out, that profit is mainly due to the fact the company had a one-time tax benefit of $101 million.

Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle is calling on the developers of the Whole Foods Project to shrink the size of that project and make some other changes.

Moehle is calling on the Daniele Family Companies to scale back the project by removing one of four buildings proposed, or find another area on the property where they could remove 6,300 square feet.

There was an historic moment at the Eastman Business Park on Tuesday. Kodak officials marked the arrival of the last train car of coal brought to that plant to fuel its power plant, before the plant’s power system is converted to all natural gas.

The president of the park, Dolores Kruchten, says newer regulations required a major change to be made with the coal-fired plant.

The Ginna Nuclear Power Plant is now back up to full capacity. The plant was offline late last week because of a power problem at a transformer that was not part of Ginna, and is located  offsite.

To keep the line workers safe, Ginna was taken offline and disconnected  temporarily from the power grid.

The plant was initially brought back on line Saturday, but after a problem with an indicator for a control rod was discovered, power was reduced to 74 percent.

The Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Wayne County is partially back on line. As WXXI News reported last week, the plant had to be taken off-line last Thursday due to an electrical problem off site, at a nearby RG&E transformer.

A spokesman with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, John Sheehan, says the plant was brought back on line Saturday, but there was a problem with an indicator for a control rod. Sheehan says an NRC inspector who is stationed at Ginna has been supervising the repair work.