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.

Wegmans is responding to Governor  Andrew Cuomo’s proposal this week to ban single-use plastic bags.

The supermarket chain has some concerns with that concept. Cuomo says that a ban on single-use plastic carryout bags will significantly reduce waste and environmental impacts. 

But Wegmans officials say it’s important to fully understand the impact that the various bagging options would have on the environment. 

Spectrum is offering faster internet speeds. Spectrum, which is the brand name for the service provided by Charter Communications, is rolling out something called  “Spectrum Internet Gig“ in Rochester.

Priced at $104.99 for new customers, it offers speeds of  a gigabit-per-second which is ten times faster than Spectrum’s basic internet offering.

In the latest Business Report, we have some local businesses that are adding jobs, including a company that helps small businesses buy insurance online. There's also a business on the move from the suburbs to downtown Rochester and another is expanding in Henrietta.

Plus, a new survey of M&T bank  business customers shows optimism that the business climate is improving, and Mott's workers in Wayne County have a new contract.

A new report says that Xerox had been looking at undertaking a search for a potential new CEO last fall, while discussions were going on about a possible deal with Fuji.

Eastman Kodak is announcing a change in the corporate ranks. The company says that John O’Grady has been named President for the Print Systems Division effective April 24.

O’Grady is currently President of the Consumer and Film Division and he is the former General Manager of World Wide Sales for Print Systems.