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 latest numbers on job growth in the Rochester area show another decline.

The NYS State Labor Department says this region saw a drop of 4,100 private sector jobs in April compared to a year ago.

State labor analyst Tammy Marino says the numbers have been declining since January, but she does not think these figures accurately reflect the growth that is occurring.

Those massive beer fermentation tanks that will be transported to the Genesee Brewery via the Erie Canal have started their trek down that historic waterway.

The 60 foot by 20 foot tanks will be traveling about 225 miles down the canal. There will be a dozen tanks in all, and the first three tanks started out in Waterford Friday, near Albany, on the same day the boating season on the canal began.

Xerox will be eliminating about 175 positions at its Webster campus.

The company says that as part of its strategic transformation, it will be closing some supply chain operations including a warehouse facility in Webster, and that will affect both salaried employees and members of the Industrial Work Force, represented by Local 14A in Webster.

Greater Rochester Enterprise will be looking for a new leader. The local business development organization announced Thursday that President and CEO Mark Peterson is leaving for a job in Illinois.

Peterson will become the new president and CEO of Intersect Illinois, which is a business recruitment and marketing organization for the State of Illinois.

Peterson has been with GRE for 12 years, 8 years as its leader.

In terms of what he's leaving behind, Peterson feels the Rochester region is on firm footing as it works to improve its economy.

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is including a strategy to fight methane emissions in his plan to reduce the state's total greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.