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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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United Way

It’s a big year for the United Way of Greater Rochester. The organization is being led by a new president and CEO, Jaime Saunders, and is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The United Way is also changing how it conducts its campaign, focusing on – what it calls – a year-round cycle of giving and service.

“Our launch is in January this year,” Saunders said. “Not in March, not in April, because we are now making a turning point for a year-round of service.”

Kellie Thomas / FEMA

Monroe County, along with Cayuga County, has been added to the Lake Ontario Disaster Declaration by FEMA. The amendment to the declaration will allow Monroe County to receive Public Assistance Grant Funding for repairs from the Lake Ontario Flooding that occurred over the summer.

The original disaster declaration didn’t include Monroe County; Governor Andrew Cuomo appealed the decision, ultimately leading to FEMA adding Monroe and Cayuga Counties.

The unemployment rate in New York State edged slightly downward in December 2017. New York had a 4.6 percent unemployment rate, down a tenth of a percent from the previous month.

The New York State Department of Labor says that the private sector job count in the state rose by 111,700 or 1.4 percent.

YWCA

After 33 years as the head of the YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County, Jeanne Carroll is stepping down. Her last day will be April 30.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Carroll recalled her first board meeting in 1985 and “Feeling so energized about the organization, its mission and its people.” The YWCA’s goal is to help empower women, promote peace, and eliminate racism.

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Diane Rehm is back with a one hour special that looks at the first year of President Trump in office.

A year after President Trump's inauguration Diane Rehm talks with a panel of top political analysts about how the country has changed since his election, and what’s ahead for the White House, Congress and voters in 2018. Diane Rehm: One Year Under Trump airs Friday, January 19 at 2 p.m. on AM 1370 and FM 107.5. 

Guests include: 

Coming up on Need to Know, the bitcoin craze is dominating headlines, but what is it, how does it work, and how sustainable can it be in the future? Local experts weigh in on the frills and flaws of bitcoin.

Also on the show, who’s to blame for “fake news” and how does this narrative impact the perspectives of local media coverage in the Rochester area? Reporters and residents weigh in.

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2018 budget address on Tuesday, January 16 at 1 p.m. WXXI News will provide live coverage of the address on various platforms. Here’s our coverage plans:

Radio: on AM 1370/FM 88.5/FM 107.5

Audio streaming: on WXXINews.org (at the top of the page), WXXI app for iOS and Android, and the NPR One app.

Video streaming: on WXXINews.org

Television: WXXI World (cable 1275/OTA 21.2)

University of Rochester

Joel Seligman has resigned as president and CEO of the University of Rochester, effective February 28, 2018. His resignation comes hours after an independent investigation found that while there was no evidence of a hostile work environment in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department, there was inappropriate behavior by Professor Florian Jaeger. 

Read the report of the independent investigation into harassment allegations at UR.

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