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.

Xerox’s annual meeting held Tuesday marked the end of one era in the company’s leadership and the start of another.

For the first time in a number of years, Ursula Burns is no longer a top official with Xerox.

She has been with the company since 1980, and was CEO for several years until late last year when the company split into two separate businesses, one focusing on document technology called Xerox, and the other concentrating on business services, named Conduent.

Eastman Kodak and the Bullitt Group announced on Tuesday that the company’s new Kodak EKTRA Smartphone has been released for sale in the United States.

The phone was already released in Europe last December. The phone is being manufactured by UK-based Bullitt Group.

The companies say the U.S. launch coincides with a software update addressing requests from photo-enthusiast consumers, including RAW support, improved auto-focus performance and optimizations to auto-white balance and color saturation.

The device lists at a retail price of $399.99.

Randy Gorbman chats with the regional director for Empire State Development, Vincent Esposito, on a new initiative designed to increase foreign investment in the Finger Lakes and to help local businesses export their products to other countries.

Plus, the latest moves being made to give a boost to the craft beer industry in New York State.

The WXXI Business report looks at business and economic issues facing the Rochester area including Western New York and the Finger Lakes.

The latest numbers on job growth in the Rochester area show another decline.

The NYS State Labor Department says this region saw a drop of 4,100 private sector jobs in April compared to a year ago.

State labor analyst Tammy Marino says the numbers have been declining since January, but she does not think these figures accurately reflect the growth that is occurring.

Those massive beer fermentation tanks that will be transported to the Genesee Brewery via the Erie Canal have started their trek down that historic waterway.

The 60 foot by 20 foot tanks will be traveling about 225 miles down the canal. There will be a dozen tanks in all, and the first three tanks started out in Waterford Friday, near Albany, on the same day the boating season on the canal began.

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