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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WXXI News will bring you coverage of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s funeral from Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Friday starting at 11 a.m.

Here’s where you can stream, listen, and watch the funeral:


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The speaker list for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s funeral has been announced, and contains some well-known politicians who will travel to Rochester to reflect on Slaughter’s legacy.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, along with Congressman John Lewis, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will join a contingent of Slaughter’s family and friends who will speak at Friday’s service at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Many people have taken to social media to share their memories of Louise Slaughter and also honor the long-time congresswoman who died at 88 on Friday morning. Here's a sample of the condolences and remembrances made on Twitter. Some have also been tweeted using the #LouiseMemories

On Tuesday, March 13, both the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District held separate news conferences regarding the timeline of events in the disappearance and death of Trevyan Rowe. 

Here is the City's news conference, courtesy of Spectrum News (note it begins with Mayor Lovely Warren already speaking, and a slight gap in the middle of the conference due to the need to start and stop the recording) :

Here is the Rochester City School District news conference courtesy of Spectrum News:

City of Rochester/LaBella Associates

The development project at Parcel 5 in downtown Rochester is moving forward, and a familiar face is driving the effort.

Sandy Parker, the former president of what’s now called the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, will lead the team responsible for developing the empty lot into a mixed-use complex. She will work on a volunteer basis.

The complex will be anchored by the Golisano Arts & Entertainment Center, the projected new home of the Rochester Broadway Theatre League.

(AP & WXXI News) - A New York jury quietly went about its deliberations in the bribery case against a former top aide of Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday. But they left for the weekend without reaching a verdict yet.

The federal jury was in its first full day of deliberations Friday after hearing over a month of evidence against Joseph Percoco and three businessmen.

Prosecutors say Percoco solicited over $300,000 in bribes from the businessmen who needed help from the state. A defense lawyer says the 48-year-old Percoco never took a bribe.

Elissa Orlando / WXXI

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Monroe County – No unnecessary travel until 10 a.m. Friday

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(AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending an emergency executive order that allows pharmacists across New York state to administer flu vaccines to children ages two to 18.

The Democrat announced the extension Thursday as influenza cases continued to rise. State health officials say more than 18,250 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu were reported last week. That's the highest weekly number since reporting started in 2004.

The number of hospitalizations reported last week decreased for the second straight week, with 2,160 residents hospitalized with confirmed cases.

(AP) - New York state lawmakers say they want to know whether current regulations relating to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are up to the task of protecting consumers.

Democratic Sens. David Carlucci, of Rockland County, and Jesse Hamilton, of Brooklyn, have scheduled a hearing on the topic Friday in New York City.

The meeting is intended to examine the effectiveness of state and federal rules regarding the regulation and licensing of cryptocurrencies, a new type of international currencies that enable peer-to-peer transactions without a middleman.

President Donald Trump addresses the nation regarding the shooting in Parkland, Florida.