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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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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.

Monroe County, the City of Rochester, RG&E and National Grid have been updating storm recovery, resources for help, and power restoration efforts.  Here’s the key information you’ll need to know:

On Saturday evening, Monroe County Exec. Cheryl Dinolfo said there's a website that collects a lot of the local info.  It is:

http://www2.monroecounty.gov/safety-windstorm

Shelters

MCC will provide emergency shelter in the Athletic Building.

Robert Hammond

Is this what "March comes in like a lion" means? Here's some photos of the wind damage from Wednesday's wind storm.

Live coverage of President Donald Trump's address to congress is courtesy of PBS NewsHour.

Randy Gorbman reports on JCPenney's and Macy's announcement that they'll be closing stores and whether any Rochester-area stores will be shutting their doors. Then, a profile of Sarah Knight from Roc Girl Gang and how her site is highlighting women entrepreneurs.

The WXXI Business report looks at business and economic issues facing the Rochester area including Western New York and the Finger Lakes. 

President Donald Trump makes his first address to congress on Tuesday at 9 p.m. WXXI News brings you coverage of the address on-air, online, and on your device. Here's where you can watch, listen, or stream the address:

TV: WXXI (cable 11/OTA 21.1)

Radio: AM 1370

Video Stream: Here on WXXINews.org just before 9 p.m.

WXXI's Randy Gorbman talked with Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke to discuss the future of the iconic Rochester company. 

You can hear the WXXI News Business Report every Monday morning at 8:45 on Morning Editon on AM1370, WRUR FM 88.5, and WXXINews.org.

A change is coming to a refund policy from the Monroe County Clerk’s office that will impact you if you’re buying or selling a home.

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello announced that his office will now issue full refunds for overpayments on deed and mortgage recordings. This reverses a former policy that capped the refund to taxpayers at $5, while the county pocketed the rest of the refund as revenue. Bello says that the County collected an average of $15,000 a year in overpayments since 2010, which is when the County started tracking the revenue.

Special coverage of the joint press conference between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu courtesy of PBS NewsHour.

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