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.

Lyft is the first ride-hailing service to sign an agreement with Monroe County to allow it to operate out of the Greater Rochester International Airport when the ride-hailing operations begin in upstate New York June 29th.

Starting that day, passengers arriving here can be picked up at a designated area in front of the baggage claim area.

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says it’s important that Monroe County have the same kind of services that many other communities have.

A local youth advocacy organization is making an offer to the Rochester City School District.

The Children’s Agenda has a new project to analyze the district’s annual $920 million budget.

CEO of The Children’s Agenda, Larry Marx, says that no other local budget has as much of an impact on the well-being of area  youth as the city school district budget does.

A  local business leader who started at the ground floor of the food processing industry and now leads one of the Rochester area’s top employers is receiving a major award from RIT.

When John LiDestri emigrated from Sicily to the U.S., he started as a bottle washer for Ragu. But he quickly rose through the ranks, becoming company president at Cantisano Foods, later buying out that business and renaming it LiDestri Foods.

There’s more housing coming to Rochester’s East End.  Area officials cut the ribbon Monday on Charlotte Square, a development on Charlotte Street that includes 72 units. Most of the apartments have market rate rents, with several apartments set aside for people who make under a certain income.

It was developed by Home Leasing, and CEO Nelson Leenhouts says even with the discussion that comes up sometimes about all of the housing being developed downtown, his company had plenty of demand for this project.

A well known leader in local telecommunications is retiring.

Ann Burr, who has been an executive with Frontier Corporation for nearly 12 years, and was an official with Time Warner in Rochester before that, says she has retired effective June 15.

Burr most recently was chairman of Frontier’s Rochester division and was also vice president of customer engagement.

She came to Frontier after taking early retirement from Time Warner where she had been president of their Rochester operations.

Burr is also a former WXXI trustee.

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