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.

A proposal to develop a portion of Schoen Place in Pittsford is apparently off the table.

Development company Wilmorite had planned to buy property from a local farmer, to put up a hotel and spa along with offices and shops.  That plan was put on hold after the village board approved a moratorium on new construction last year.

Wilmorite issued a statement Monday saying that it withdrew its development application, saying that there is no reason to leave their application in a pending status when the village has what Wilmorite calls,“uncertain zoning.“

The man who has led the Greater Rochester Health Foundation since its inception in 2006 is stepping down. John Urban, who before he joined the foundation as president and CEO led the HMO Preferred Care for 21 years, will be leaving the health foundation effective at the end of July.

Urban says since the Health Foundation recently adopted a new long term strategy, it's a good time to retire so that a new leader can get on board.

The president of the Democrat and Chronicle is leaving. The newspaper said on Thursday that Dan Norselli, who has held that position since August of 2016, is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

The 35 year old Norselli began his career with Gannett, the paper’s parent company, in 2012 as digital director of the D&C. He also had a stint as president and publisher of the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri.

Among those watching the deal announced Wednesday where Fuji will gain majority control of Xerox as part of a new company called Fuji Xerox is a retired longtime Xerox executive.

Emerson Fullwood worked for Xerox for 36 years, in a variety of roles, including having been president of the company's Worldwide Customer Services Group. The Pittsford resident also is still a member of various corporate boards, including the Vanguard Group and SPX Corporation, and he has been an Executive in Residence at RIT.

After a sharp rise in its stock price a few weeks ago when Kodak announced it was getting into the cryptocurrency area, the company’s share price fell 13% on Wednesday, and another 12% on Thursday, closing at $6.95 a share.

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