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.

Ways to Connect

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


Lower gas prices are the main reason the cost to drive your car is at a six-year low according to the latest AAA Your Driving Costs study. The study pegs the average annual cost of driving a vehicle at $8,558, down 1.6 percent from last year. The study is a based on a car owner driving 15,000 miles for the year.

Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo broke her silence Monday about the  sudden investigation of the I-Square project by COMIDA, the County of Monroe Industrial Agency just over a week ago on a Sunday evening.

The investigation took place days after Monroe County GOP Chairman Bill Reilich stated the project was struggling financially while making comments about departing Irondequoit Supervisor, and now County Clerk, Adam Bello.


The FBI says there are new leads in the deadly 2003 robbery of the former Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster (now known as Xceed Federal Credit Union). At a press conference Monday, the FBI says that newly enhanced video of the robbery, which shows the suspect, has led to additional leads, and the FBI is ramping up their push for additional information.

Photos of the suspect will be distributed, and posted on digital billboards around Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

Here’s what we know about the suspect:

-The suspect is a black male, around 43-45 years old


Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced this morning that she's backing Assemblyman Harry Bronson in his bid for re-election. Bronson has served in the Assembly since 2011.

Warren lauded Bronson's support of Rochester in Albany.

"Today, I am standing behind Harry and his re-election because he has always stood behind our city," Warren stated in a release.

WXXI and NPR will provide coverage of the Republican South Carolina primary and Democratic Nevada caucus results starting at 7 p.m.

Listen to coverage on AM 1370, our livestream on WXXINews.org, or on our mobile apps for iOS and Android.  

Martin Kaufman / WXXI News

Veronica Volk ventured out into the February storm to talk with people that were out in the storm helping others get cars moved, getting food delivered, and helping stranded travelers find a place to stay.

WXXI Photo

2/16/16 @6:00 p.m. State Police have reopened 490

2/16/16 @ 5:00 p.m.: State Police have re-opened 490 East, while 490 West remains closed.

2/16/16 @ 4:43 p.m.: State Police ask that motorists avoid 490 as they are still trying to clear vehicles stuck on the expressway, and also clear snow.

2/16/16 @ 2:08 p.m.: State Police are trying to shut down 490, both directions, all the way from 390 to 590 due to all the cars off the road & stuck.

WXXI is partnering with NPR and PBS to bring you coverage of the New Hampshire primaries.

WXXI-AM 1370 (along with our live stream and our mobile apps) will air coverage starting at 8 p.m.

WXXI-TV will air PBS NewsHour's recap of the New Hampshire primaries starting at 11 p.m.

Combating Campus Crime

Dec 11, 2015

This week, WXXI and its partner stations across New York State take an in-depth look at how college police departments are "Combating Campus Crime".

It's been 25 years since the Clery Act was passed, requiring colleges to report information about campus crimes. Some of the issues we'll uncover: