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.

Health insurance companies in New York State have submitted their rate requests for 2019, and on average, the 14 companies are requesting a 24% hike for individuals.

That varies quite a bit among the specific companies; Excellus, which has a large presence in the Rochester area, requested an 8.9% increase. MVP Health Plan, another company with a number of customers locally, requested a 6.5% increase for individuals.

In this WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman explains the main findings from Paychex's latest Small Business Employment Watch - it shows a small increase in hiring, but a slight decrease in wage growth. Plus, Wegmans opens store number 97!

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo focused on the local economy for a good portion of her State of the County speech Monday night.

Before Dinolfo started talking about jobs in the address she delivered at Frontier Field, she got to talk a little baseball.

A San Francisco based software development company is opening an office in downtown Rochester and they are expected to create at least 30 new full-time jobs at that site over the next five years.

The firm is called EmployeeChannel  and they will be located inside the RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship on Franklin Street.

Federal authorities are speaking out about the 62-count indictment announced on Tuesday against four men in connection with that the U.S. Attorney’s office says was a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

The indictment charges 43-year-old Frank Giacobbe of East Amherst, 34-year-old Patrick Ogiony of Buffalo, 42-year-old Kevin Morgan of Pittsford and 29-year-old Todd Morgan of Rochester with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.

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