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.

Senator Charles Schumer  (D-NY) made a stop in Victor on Thursday to launch a push to preserve tax deductions.

He went to a home in that Ontario County town to say that local homeowners are in jeopardy since the new U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, has talked about changes to property tax deductions.

Schumer is concerned about the possible loss of deductions for mortgage interest and real estate taxes.

According to union officials, a majority of CSEA Monroe County Employees Unit 7400 have voted to ratify a new five year contract.

That unit is the largest union representing county workers, and it includes about 1,800 employees. They have been working without a contract since the previous deal expires in late 2013.

Governor Andrew  Cuomo says that a Western New York-based egg farm business is expanding, adding up to 55 jobs in Genesee and Wayne Counties over the next five years.

Clarence-based Newstead Ranch, associated with the Kreher family, now markets more than 47 million dozen eggs annually.

The company says that the transition to cage free egg production  requires a lot of investment in new buildings and equipment.  Newstead says the total cost of the renovations will be nearly $64 million.

Wegmans has been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, this year, coming up at #2. 

That’s up from the #4 ranking the Rochester-based supermarket chain had last year.

And it marks the 20th anniversary of being on that list. Wegmans is one of just 12 companies to have appeared on the list for all 20 years, and has been designated one of the “Great Places to Work Legends.

Kodak is reporting financial numbers for the fourth quarter and the year as a whole, and the company is seeing some improvements over previous years since they emerged from bankruptcy in 2013.

For the 4th quarter of last year, Kodak saw profits of $10 million, down from the same period a year ago. Sales were down about 8 percent to around $404 million.

Kodak says the revenue decline was mainly caused by the expected decline in its legacy consumer inkjet printer cartridge sales and pricing reductions in digital plates.