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.

Vehicle sales in Monroe County seem to be bucking the national trend, they were up for the first six months of this year, while nationally, the numbers softened. Hear why from Brad McAreavey of the Rochester Auto Dealers Association.

Also, an Ithaca company that helps analyze satellite data will be working to help people in Texas assess the impact of the severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey, and a new hotel opens in Penfield.

Efforts are moving ahead to create an EcoDistrict in the High Falls area.

That’s an area that would be dedicated to sustainability and it would be the first one in New York State.  The local non-profit group Greentopia is behind it, and co-founder Michael Philipson says the plans are ambitious, but they are worth the time and effort.

Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Henrietta on Tuesday to announce that Paychex will be moving some operations from leased facilities around Monroe County to a new multi-building campus in Henrietta.

As part of the $58 million project, Paychex is expected to create 625 new full-time jobs over the next five years, adding over 100 each year.

When the project is finished, more than 2,000 of the 5,000 Rochester-based Paychex employees will work at the new campus.

Paychex has acquired an HR firm that’s based in North Carolina.

The Rochester company announced on Monday it has purchased HR Outsourcing Holdings, a business that provides human resource solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in more than 35 states.

Paychex CEO Marty Mucci says the acquisition reflects his company’s continued focus on growth, and he says the purchase of the North Carolina company will position them to have an even stronger presence in the industry.

Victor-based Constellation Brands has sent a letter to its employees talking about the impact of the recent violence at a rally that involved white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The letter from CEO Rob Sands is entitled, “Our Moral Responsibility,” and it says that the events in Charlottesville weigh heavily on the minds and hearts of the company’s executive team.

The memo from Sands says that, “events like those in Charlottesville serve as a hindrance to our continued progress and cannot be tolerated.”