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.

Amazon is coming to the Rochester area.

It’s not the company’s much touted ‘HQ2‘  which Rochester and Buffalo worked on together to make a bid for; officials already found out some weeks ago that won’t be happening.

But late Tuesday afternoon, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo revealed that Amazon will be bringing one of its distribution centers to the Town of Henrietta. It will be located in a 70,000 square foot building on Clay Road.

Several Papa John’s pizza shops in Rochester have abruptly closed their doors.

Various media reports indicate that a note posted on the doors of the local shops from Schuyler Lofberg, listed as ‘Sole Member,’ says that the local Papa John’s came to “an abrupt ending due to the heavy headwinds put upon us by New York State. We will not be the last to fall under this current business climate. I sincerely apologize to our loyal customers. They made this worth everything to me.”

Unemployment numbers are up a bit in the Rochester Metro, but overall, the rate is still at a relatively low level.

There's exciting news at the Genesee Brewery as the modernization of the brewing operations is on track to be completed soon, plus Harris Corporation is looking to fill some engineering positions.

Constellation Brands is reporting profits and sales for its fourth quarter that beat Wall Street estimates.

The Victor-based producer of beer, wine and spirits saw net income rise to just over $925 million, up from $452 million a year ago.

The company’s bottom line was helped by a $363 million dollar gain due to the recently enacted federal tax legislation.

Earnings per share of $4.64 beat estimates as did sales of $1.77 billion, which were up 8 percent.

The company saw a 12% increase in beer sales, while wine and spirits sales rose 8%.

The proposal for the Whole Foods project in Brighton has taken a big step forward.

On Wednesday night the Town Board approved what is known as “a Findings Statement” under the State Environmental Quality Review Act, which addresses potential environmental impacts,  and it also approved the incentive zoning application for the project.