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.

A local maker of precision sheet metal products is expanding.

According to Empire State Development, TruForm Manufacturing, located on North Clinton Avenue in Rochester, recently installed new production equipment to service its medical customers.

Officials say TruForm has already hired 21 new employees due to the expansion, and they say another 40 jobs at the company have been retained.

To help with the expansion, New York State offered up to $350,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job commitments. The total cost of the project was $500,000.

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on what its investigation shows about the cause of the 2014 plane crash that killed well known area business people and philanthropists, Larry and Jane Glazer.

That crash of the jet piloted by real estate developer Larry Glazer who was traveling with his wife Jane, also a local business executive, happened more than three years ago, on September 5, 2014.

Add Tops to the list of supermarket chains that will now offer same-day delivery service.

The Buffalo-area based company says that it will partner with Instacart, the same company that Wegmans announced it would work with this past summer to provide same-day delivery.

Tops says the same-day delivery service will be available in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Erie, PA markets prior to Thanksgiving.  Tops anticipates rolling out the service into most of its remaining stores by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

There’s word of a plant closing in the Fairport area.

EastmanKodak is looking at layoffs and taking other steps following the release of its 3rd quarter earnings report on Wednesday.

Kodak is reporting a $46 million loss and sales were down about 8 percent from a year ago.

Some of the results were impacted by the company exiting a certain product line.

Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke said in the quarterly release that an overall print market slowdown and rising aluminum costs have impacted the company’s commercial print business.

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