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.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new electric vehicle campaign that includes the installation of 450 charging stations across the state.

Rochester is one of the cities where the additional stations will be installed.  Rochester will also launch a pilot program to become an electric vehicle model city. The goal is to demonstrate how developing an electric vehicle ecosystem can prepare a community for long-term electric vehicle growth.

Eastman Kodak announces 4th quarter and full-year earnings on Tuesday after the markets close, and  there is speculation the company will announce a buyer for its PROSPER high-speed inkjet business.

Originally, Kodak had hoped to sell that Ohio-based unit last year, but then indicated the sale would stretch into this year.

Randy Gorbman reports on the AIM-Photonics project in Rochester has decided on where their local headquarters will be. Also, Kodak is looking to sell their Prosper commercial inkjet business to a local company you may know. They’re called Xerox.

A UK-based company that already has a presence in Ontario County will be adding jobs there.

Governor Cuomo has announced that Ultra Electronics will locate a new shared services center in the Town of Victor, creating 80 jobs over the next four years and retaining nearly 200 jobs statewide. About 77 of those positions are located in Ontario County.

Ultra Electronics will be investing $11 million dollars in its Ontario County subsidiary, which is called Flightline Electronics. 

The controversy over a proposed Whole Foods grocery store in Brighton has now reached the shelves of a nearby Wegmans.

Danny Daniele, a member of the family that owns restaurants and car washes and wants to put in a Whole Foods in the plaza where Mario’s Restaurant was located on Monroe Avenue, is criticizing Wegmans for pulling Mario’s pasta sauce from the shelves of the Pittsford Wegmans. It has also been pulled from other Wegmans stores.