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.

Xerox, the storied American company that has its roots in Rochester in the early 20th century, is getting a new owner.

Early Wednesday morning it was announced that Fujifilm Holdings, the company that Xerox has had a joint venture with for many years, will take a majority stake in the company. The new business will be called Fuji Xerox, and will be 50.1% owned by Fujifilm, while also keeping Xerox's listing on the NYSE.

A top Henrietta town official confirms that the well known Swedish furniture company Ikea is apparently considering putting a store in the Rochester area.

Town Supervisor Steve Schultz says representatives of Ikea visited his town last December. While Ikea did not give him an idea of when they might like to consider locating a store in this region, Schultz says he got the impression it might be sooner rather than later.

Schultz says the town of Henrietta offers some advantages to a company like Ikea, including its location and access to major roads.

An iconic part of the downtown Rochester area is changing.

Xerox announced on Friday that it has negotiated an early termination of its lease for the Xerox Square building on South Clinton Avenue.

The company says it will transition several hundred of its 3,400 Monroe County employees to its Webster campus by the middle of the year. Webster remains the company’s largest global location, with more than 5 million square feet of office, manufacturing, lab and warehouse space.

Well known local advertising executive Sharon Napier is this year’s Athena Award winner. Napier, who is CEO of Partners + Napier, was presented the award Thursday night by The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate.

Ten finalists, and 3 runners-up  in a competition that involves high-tech start-ups have now arrived in Rochester. They are all part of a state sponsored contest called Luminate NY  which is designed to help startup companies in the optics, photonics and imaging industries in Rochester.

Vincent Esposito is regional director for Empire State Development. He says the idea is to help these companies ramp up their operations and eventually contribute to the local economy.

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