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 impact of changing policies at the federal level on the local economy was the subject of a downtown luncheon meeting Thursday at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

It was organized by the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation.

750 jobs are coming to the town of Irondequoit. 

That according to local development company Flaum Management, which says Conduent, the company spun off from Xerox, plans to move 400 of its local jobs, which are now in Webster, to the former Macy’s at the vacant Medley Centre shopping mall.

And Flaum Chief Financial Officer Loren Flaum says it is expected Conduent will add another 350 jobs for what will be a call center operation. Conduent provides business services.

There are some big changes coming to the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Rochester.

After having been held at RIT in Henrietta since 2004, and Highland Park before that, the race and walk are coming to Downtown Rochester.

The date will also change; it’s usually held in late May or early June. This year it will be held on July 11th, with a start time of 6:45 p.m.

After months of shopping its PROSPER inkjet business, Kodak announced Friday that it will not sell that Ohio-based division after all.

The company says the decision was made “following in-depth management review of business operations and multiple discussions with prospective buyers.”

CEO Jeff Clarke calls it a “pragmatic decision given the improvements in the business and the offers received.”  He says PROSPER performed well last year with a 40 percent increase in annuity sales for the full year.

(WXXI News & AP) Three area Payless shoe stores are closing as part of the company’s announcement this week it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be closing nearly 400 stores as part of the reorganization. It has over 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956.

The local stores on the closing list are:

-Panorama Plaza