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.

Victor-based Constellation Brands is reporting earnings that topped Wall Street expectations.

For its second quarter, the company saw profits of about $500 million, compared to $359 million a year ago.

Earnings per share of $2.47 topped analysts’ estimates.  Revenues totaled just over $2 billion.

President and CEO Rob Sands says the quarter shows Constellation’s strategy is paying off. He says they remain the leader in the high-end of the U.S. beer market and they are also seeing benefits from focusing on premium wine brands.

  

WXXI's Randy Gorbman talks with officials from Kodak Alaris about the new ‘Kodak Moments’ app which uses a special algorithm to help people organize photos on computers and mobile devices according to which photos are the most meaningful to them.

Also, former Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns is appointed to the Uber Board of Directors, and we also discuss a local connection to the opening of a new Oakley store at Eastview Mall.

Paychex, Inc. is reporting fiscal first quarter results which saw increases in profits and sales.

The Rochester-area based company says the adjusted net income of nearly $223 million was up 9% compared to a year ago, and earnings per share of .62 topped analysts’ estimates by 2 cents. 

Revenues of nearly $817 million were up 4% compared to a year ago,  and the company also raised some revenue estimates.

Former Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns has been appointed to the board of directors of Uber. But that move apparently came as a surprise to the ride-hailing company.

Last week, Former Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick named Burns and ex-Merill Lynch chief John Thain to the Uber board. Kalanick resigned under pressure as CEO of Uber in June. Dara Khosrowshahi was named the new CEO of Uber, but Kalanick remains on the board of the privately held company.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says  that approximately 53 percent of full-time SUNY and CUNY in-state students, more than 210,000 New York residents, are going to school tuition-free thanks to the addition of students receiving the Excelsior Scholarship. Nearly 22,000 students will be getting that new scholarship.

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