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.

In the latest Business Report, we have some local businesses that are adding jobs, including a company that helps small businesses buy insurance online. There's also a business on the move from the suburbs to downtown Rochester and another is expanding in Henrietta.

Plus, a new survey of M&T bank  business customers shows optimism that the business climate is improving, and Mott's workers in Wayne County have a new contract.

A new report says that Xerox had been looking at undertaking a search for a potential new CEO last fall, while discussions were going on about a possible deal with Fuji.

Eastman Kodak is announcing a change in the corporate ranks. The company says that John O’Grady has been named President for the Print Systems Division effective April 24.

O’Grady is currently President of the Consumer and Film Division and he is the former General Manager of World Wide Sales for Print Systems.

Amazon is coming to the Rochester area.

It’s not the company’s much touted ‘HQ2‘  which Rochester and Buffalo worked on together to make a bid for; officials already found out some weeks ago that won’t be happening.

But late Tuesday afternoon, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo revealed that Amazon will be bringing one of its distribution centers to the Town of Henrietta. It will be located in a 70,000 square foot building on Clay Road.

Several Papa John’s pizza shops in Rochester have abruptly closed their doors.

Various media reports indicate that a note posted on the doors of the local shops from Schuyler Lofberg, listed as ‘Sole Member,’ says that the local Papa John’s came to “an abrupt ending due to the heavy headwinds put upon us by New York State. We will not be the last to fall under this current business climate. I sincerely apologize to our loyal customers. They made this worth everything to me.”