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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The race for Rochester’s next mayor kicks off as the first official contender enters the ring. On this edition of Need to Know we’ll learn what James Sheppard will bring to the table that he says Mayor Lovely Warren hasn’t.

WXXI News, in concert with NPR News and PBS NewsHour, will provide coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration on-air and online. Here’s a complete rundown of our coverage:


PBS NewsHour Coverage on WXXI-TV (cable channel 11/OTA 21.1) 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PBS NewsHour extended coverage on WXXI-WORLD (cable channel 1275/OTA 21.2) 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.


NPR News coverage on WXXI-AM  1370 and WEOS-FM 89.5 (Geneva) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Streaming video

Watch the President-elect Donald Trump hold his first news conference courtesy of PBS NewsHour.

WRVO Public Media

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be fact-checking and providing background to his remarks in real-time. We will be paying special attention to any comments about conflicts of interest, health care and national security.


Ryan Delaney / WRVO

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. The team will be adding fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gives them. We'll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.


Live coverage of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address for Western New York starts at 3 p.m. on AM 1370, our livestream at the top of the page, and our mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Randy Gorbman anchors coverage and will be joined by Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt in Albany. 

Associated Press

The minimum wage is going up at year's end throughout New York state.

In the Rochester region, and the rest of the state outside New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County, the minimum wage will rise to $9.70 an hour, up from the current $9 an hour.

Within New York City the wage will rise from $9 to $11 per hour, though the increase will be smaller for employees of small businesses. Their wage will increase to $10.50 an hour.

On Long Island and in Westchester County, the minimum wage will go to $10 an hour.

Stephen Voss

Hosted by Joshua Johnson, this live two-hour show explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and the deep fissures that divide the country. 

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After nearly 40 years as the host of her daily radio program, Diane Rehm will bid her listeners farewell.