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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Former Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter was a Republican until May, when he switched his allegiances and joined the Democratic Party to run for Monroe County Sheriff against incumbent Patrick O’Flynn. The switch paid off, as Baxter, with 57 percent of the vote, beat O’Flynn, and denied the incumbent sheriff a fifth term.

There will be a new leader in the town of Henrietta. Voters ousted embattled Republican Jack Moore and elected Democrat Stephen Schultz, the co-founder of Pictometry.

Schultz took 58 percent of the vote to replace Moore, who was elected in 2013.

City of Rochester

Even with three candidates posing a challenge, the end result was never in doubt for Lovely Warren. The Democratic mayor cruised to her second term by taking 60 percent of the vote, besting Republican Tony Micciche, Green candidate Alex White, and The People’s party candidate Lori Thomas.

WXXI News will be all over Monroe County for Election Night 2017.

Here is tonight’s coverage plan:

Radio (AM1370 & streaming on WXXINews.org)

Election night coverage begins at 9 p.m. with Evan Dawson joined by commentators Adrian Hale and Tim Kneeland. Randy Gorbman will have results as they come in.

Social Media

You can follow results as they come in by following @WXXINews on Twitter

You can also follow our reporters:

Todd Baxter (D) and Patrick O'Flynn (R,C,I,REF) participate in the Monroe County Sheriff Voice of the Voter Debate with journalists from WXXI, 13WHAM, and the Democrat and Chronicle.

Candidates for Monroe County sheriff, Todd Baxter (D) and Patrick O'Flynn (R,C,I,REF), will square off in a Voice of the Voter debate. The Voice of the Voter is a partnership between WXXI, the Democrat and Chronicle, and 13WHAM News.

Here's how you can watch/listen to the debate on Wednesday:

Radio: AM 1370 live at 7 p.m.

Audio/video streams: on WXXINews.org live at 7 p.m.

Television: WXXI-TV (cable 11/OTA 21.1) at 9 p.m.

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(AP) - The Cuomo administration is inviting teachers across New York to enter a competition to develop classroom projects and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in the state. 

New York voters approved a woman's right to vote in November 1917, three years before the 19th amendment granted the same right to women nationally. 


If you’re a fan of the Hidden Brain podcast, then you’ll be happy to learn that its host, NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, and his team will launch a new weekly, one-hour radio version of Hidden Brain. The new series will air Saturdays at 11 a.m. on AM 1370, beginning October 7th, and repeats Sundays at 10 a.m. 

The University of Rochester is partnering with Harris Corp. to create the Rochester Data Science Consortium that will be housed on the UR campus.

The joint effort will help companies and governments analyze large amounts of data — an industry known as “big data” — in order to spot trends that can help the companies, consumers and citizens.

New U.S. Census data released today show that the Finger Lakes region has a lower uninsured rate than the state and national averages.

The lower rate means the region has more people with health insurance than other parts of the state and nation.

According to numbers analyzed by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the Finger Lakes region's uninsured rate is 3.62 percent, lower than the New York state rate of 6.06 percent, and the national rate of 8.58 percent.