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.

The NYS Public Service Commission has set a new, one-year rate for customers of the Village of Fairport’s municipal power authority. And the PSC says while the Fairport authority had initially sought an increase of $1.53 million the commission knocked that down by nearly $215,000.

Fairport Electric said it needed the higher rates to cover increases in operation and maintenance expenses and certain capital improvements.

Rochester and NYS officials gathered at the city’s Public Market on Wednesday  to celebrate the completion of an $8.5 million improvement project.

Mayor Lovely Warren says it has been a center of commerce and culture for the city for 112 years, and she notes the market is an important source of fresh foods in Rochester, as well as adding to the city's cultural attractions.

College Town in Rochester has lost another business. Bar 145, which opened in March of 2016, recently shut down.

The Director of Marketing for College Town, Cass McCrory, says the Ohio-based chain was dealing with a management issue involving the Rochester location.

Other businesses that have closed in the last couple of years include Constantino’s Market, which closed in 2016, along with the Corner Bakery & Café and Saxby’s Coffee.

A vacant dairy plant in Batavia is being re-purposed and will result in millions of dollars of investment in that facility  and more than 200 jobs.

That announcement was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday when he visited the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. 

The dairy company HP Hood is buying the plant previously operated by the Muller-Quaker venture a couple of years ago, and Hood will use the plant to make extended shelf-life dairy products.

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be in Batavia on Tuesday, to announce what he says will be details of a new partnership that will create hundreds of new jobs at an idle dairy facility.

His 1:00 p.m. announcement will be at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park.

A recent filing of documents from a meeting of the Genesee County Economic Development Center indicates that HP Hood, the Massachusetts-based dairy company, is planning to acquire the former Muller Quaker Dairy plant.

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