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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Jon Ballantyne was featured at Hatch Recital Hall during the second day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a piece he performed during his performance on Saturday.

Driftwood performed at The Little Theatre on the first day of the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's a number from their performance on the kick-off day of the festival.


(Updated Saturday morning)

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of participating in a gunbattle that left an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo mortally wounded in the hours before Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade was arraigned on a murder charge Friday, and prosecutors said more arrests are expected.

Carey Gabay was shot in the head in September during a festival called J'Ouvert in which bands play West Indian music and people dance in the streets. The 43-year-old lawyer was a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp.

In 1979, the body of a girl was found in a cornfield in Caledonia. For 35 years, her identity, and her killer, remained a mystery.

Half the mystery was solved in January 2015, when the girl was identified as Tammy Jo Alexander. The other half remains unsolved, but a new podcast hopes to find some answers.

Stumping for his wife in Rochester and across New York, former President Bill Clinton told voters that Hillary Clinton “was there for you, you need to be there for her.” Voters across New York decided to be there for her on Tuesday.

The AP declared Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton the winner in the New York Democratic primary, a win that inches the former New York senator closer to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump expected that his home state of New York would give him a win in the Republican presidential primary. He was right.

The Associated Press has declared Trump the winner of the New York Republican presidential primary. Trump and Kasich's performance shut out Ted Cruz from collecting any delegates from New York, and makes Trump the only candidate that can clinch the nomination before the convention in July by securing 1,237 delegates.

WXXI brings you coverage of the New York Presidential Primaries on Tuesday night with coverage starting at 8 p.m. on AM 1370, our livestream, and our mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Mother Nature isn't in the baseball mood. Cold weather and high winds have forced the Rochester Red Wings to postpone their home opener vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Sunday at 1:35 p.m. 

All tickets purchased for the Saturday, April 9 game will be honored on Sunday, or can be used as a rain check for another home game this season. 

If you purchased a ticket for Sunday, April 10, and want to attend the game, you must exchange the ticket for a new one (your seat is not guaranteed). You can also use the ticket as a rain check for any other home game this season. 

Greg Cotterill / WEOS

The del Lago Resort & Casino had a “topping out” ceremony today, where the last steel beam was placed on the 40,000-square-foot entertainment complex. The ceremony represented that the Tyre, Seneca County, resort was nearly halfway complete and is eyeing its planned February opening.

NY State Board of Elections

(Updated 4/8/16 @ 12:17 p.m. with Trump visit details) 

With the April 19 New York presidential primary looming, the pace of candidates coming through the region is picking up. This is the first time in quite a while that the nomination process for presidential candidates is still in flux prior to New York's primary, and that's brought increased attention by the various campaigns.

Hillary Clinton