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.

(WXXI News & AP) More than $80 million has been awarded to dozens of municipalities as part of New York state's efforts to revitalize local communities. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state funding has been awarded to 71 municipalities through the fifth round of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. The funding intended to restore downtowns and spur new economic activity was included in the current state budget for the fiscal year that ends Saturday. 

Paychex reported fiscal 3rd quarter results on Monday, and CEO Marty Mucci says it was a solid earnings report.

The company saw net profits of about $260 million, up 29%. The adjusted profit numbers, after one-time items, indicated earnings of $227 million, up 14% from a year ago. Earnings per share of .63 matched Wall St. estimates.

Revenues of $866 million were up 9% were the highest in six quarters, according to Mucci. They came in above the analysts' estimates.

The del Lago Resort & Casino will need to look for a new manager.

A statement from that Seneca County resort says that Executive Vice President and general manager Jeff Babinski, who has led the operation since it began a couple of years ago, is moving back to the Midwest. He says that he and his family miss their friends, family and the Midwest, and his last day at del Lago will be March 31st.

In this Business Report, you'll hear earnings news from Paychex, that came out Monday morning, plus job numbers are increasing in the Rochester metro region. And have you checked out the new brewery in Batavia, the first there in nearly a century. 

There is renewed hope for continuing funding for the Laser Lab at the University of Rochester.

New York’s two U.S. Senators, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, say that the omnibus budget bill just released includes $75 million for the UR laser lab facility. That is an increase of $7 million over what the lab got in the previous fiscal year.

There had been concerns that the lab would lose its funding over the next three years because of language that was included in some initial federal budget proposals.