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.

Imagine Monroe, which is the new name for the Monroe County economic development organization that used to be called COMIDA, approved tax incentives for four projects on Wednesday that County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says will create a total of 119 new full-time jobs.

They include:

A well-known Rochester real estate company is now going to be known by another name.

Nothnagle Realtors, the area’s largest realtor,  is now going to be called Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna acquired Nothnagle and RealtyUSA two years ago.

Officials with the realty companies say that the combining of the three companies under one name means that the Howard Hanna brand will be on more than 100 offices across New York State.

A local medical technology company is expanding and adding jobs.

Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Henrietta Tuesday to tout the growth of high-tech industries in the Rochester area, and specifically praise the work being done by eHealth Technologies.

That healthcare data software company expects to create up to 160 new full time positions and retain another 215 positions.

The company is expanding its facility on Thruway Park Drive, and its CEO, Ken Rosenfeld says this is a great area to get the talent pool they need.

M&T Bank has a new survey out about what small and medium sized businesses think about the U.S. economy and their individual businesses, and the outlook is optimistic

Randy also takes a peek into the new contract for Harris Corporation, and previews Constellation Brads upcoming annual meeting.

You’ll also learn about a new company coming to take part in Rochester’s growing photonics initiative, and there’s a new CEO at Harris Beach.

Paychex has increased its  quarterly dividend by 9 percent. The company announced on Thursday that its board of directors approved increasing the dividend by 4 cents to $0.50 a share, which is payable on August 24 to shareholders of record on August 1.

“The dividend increase continues the company’s history of providing outstanding shareholder value,” said Martin Mucci, Paychex president and CEO. “As we begin a new fiscal year, we continue to invest in strategic growth opportunities and our employees.

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