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Juan Vazquez

Digital Engagement Facilitator

Juan is responsible for digital audience engagement and digital strategies for WXXI News. He also fills in for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

As a life-long Western New Yorker, Juan has had extensive experience in broadcasting, audience engagement, and promotion.

Juan was Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara where he developed project and event management experience, budget creation and monitoring, and fundraising/sponsorship planning and solicitation and serving as a representative on the Binational Economic Developers Association.   

Juan's broadcasting experience includes stints at his hometown of Dunkirk, NY along with Batavia, NY where he handled morning shows, news reporting, operations, and sports play-by-play.  Juan has a B.S. in Communications from the SUNY Fredonia and an M.B.A. from SUNY Empire State.

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The Buffalo Sabres haven’t made the playoffs in the last six seasons, including the last two seasons under General Manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma with superstar Jack Eichel on the roster. Apparently that was enough for Sabres owner Terry Pegula to fire both of them Thursday.

Pegula released this statement:

The open-captioned live stream of Connections on Deaf culture in Rochester begins at 1 p.m. after the jump.

Our guests: Matthew S. Moore, president of MSM Productions, Ltd, author of For Hearing People Only, and publisher of Deaf Life Magazine Matthew J. Schwartz, ASL teacher at Rush Henrietta High School, ASL coach, and performer Darcy O'Dell, interpreter Anthony Bizzarro, interpreter This conversation is part of WXXI’s Inclusion Desk, spotlighting issues related to disabilities. The WXXI Inclusion Desk is part of Move to Include — a partnership to encourage thoughtful discussion about issues of inclusion and the differently-abled.

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Two hockey arenas in the region are in the running for the title of Hockeyville, USA.

Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex and SUNY Geneseo’s Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena are two of 10 finalists in the contest. The annual competition put on by Kraft will award $150,000 for arena upgrades to the winner, and the facility could host a nationally televised NHL pre-season.

Last year, the winner was Lakeview Arena in Marquette, Michigan, where the Buffalo Sabres faced off against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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The longtime questions of what will be built on Parcel 5 in downtown and where the Rochester Broadway Theatre League will build a new performing arts center were both answered at the same time Friday morning.

RBTL will build a new center on Parcel 5 at Midtown, it was announced at the Tower280 building. The Golisano Center for the Performing Arts and Tower will be a joint venture between Morgan Communities and the RBTL.

The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The live blog will include streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

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Jon Haliniak / WXXI

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets.

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While winter storm Stella still rages on, some of you still had to make their way into work. So did some of us, like WXXI videographer Martin Kaufman, who took some video of his ride into downtown Rochester this morning.

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Go ahead and call it whatever you like, but the Rochester region is getting socked with another major storm system, this one expected to leave the region with more than a foot of snow. Here's a view of the storm from around town courtesy of WXXI videographer Martin Kaufman.

WXXI News contacted the City of Rochester, and other towns and villages across Monroe County for their plans on brush pickup. Here are their responses as of Friday, March 10. For specific information, call your department of public works.

Rochester
-    Out with chipper trucks
-    Going through the city and taking care of any of the storm of damage

TOWNS
Brighton

-   Will begin picking up storm debris Saturday. Please leave debris on grass; not in street.

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