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.

Kodak is reporting another profitable quarter.  Even though it wasn’t a large profit, the first quarter saw $7 million in net income,  that compares to a $15 million dollar loss during the same quarter a year ago.

Sales however, were down about five percent. The drop is being attributed mainly  to pricing pressures and the expected continued decline in the legacy inkjet printer cartridge business.

Conduent, the New Jersey based company which used to be part of Xerox, is reporting its first quarter of earnings as a stand-alone company.

The company, which focuses on business services, saw adjusted operating income of $89 million. Earnings of 16 cents a share matched analysts’ average estimate.

Sales of $1.55 billion were slightly less than the analysts’ estimates.

But CEO Ashok Vemuri says the first quarter results were in line with the company’s expectations, reflecting the seasonality of the business and the ramp up of Conduent’s strategic transformation.

Wegmans and Publix are America’s favorite grocery retailers, tying for first place in a consumer study of more than 12,700  shoppers conducted by the research firm Market Force Information.

It’s the 2nd consecutive year that the Rochester based chain has held the top spot in the annual study, after unseating Trader Joe’s last year.

In the latest survey, Trader Joe’s is a close second and H-E-B, a Texas-based chain, is third.

(AP, Reuters, WXXI News)  Valeant Pharmaceuticals, parent company of Bausch + Lomb, is reporting first-quarter net income of $628 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

The company said it had profit of $1.79 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $2.80 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 96 cents per share.

There’s a new use for the space at College Town in Rochester formerly occupied by Constantino’s Market.

The development company has announced that the University of Rochester Medical Center will expand patient services into that site and may also use the spot for some administrative space.

Cass McRory is director of marketing for College Town. She says this type of use makes a lot of sense and should help nearby businesses.