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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Once the calendar turns to 2018, there will be a new leader at Monroe County’s Veterans Services Agency (VSA).

Nicholas Stefanovic, a Marine Corps veteran, becomes the new head of the on January 2. Stefanovic worked with veterans at Warrior Salute Veterans Services and Monroe Community College, before being tapped to lead the VSA, which helps veterans and their families understand the benefits and services provided by the Veterans Administration.

Andrew Young

After seeing his grandmother burn herself on a toaster, Andrew Young had an idea. It led to an invention - the "Toaster Shooter." It's now a $250,000 winner.

14-year-old Andrew Young from Batavia was announced as the winner of the Frito-Lay "Dreamvention" contest for his toaster that shoots toast into the air and onto your plate. Young beat out four other teen inventors from across the country.

The toaster is tilted to the side and has bigger springs, so when your toast is done it shoots into the air and falls onto your plate.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties.
Slot machine and table game revenue from casinos in the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and Schenectady have fallen short of the rosy revenue projections operators produced when applying for licenses. For instance, Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady had gambling revenues of $105 million after nine months, putting it on track to finish short of its minimum $181 million projection.

UR Medicine Golisano Children's Hospital

A pediatrician at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital co-authored guidelines to encourage medical professionals to use non-biased language when treating teens and children with obesity.

Former Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter was a Republican until May, when he switched his allegiances and joined the Democratic Party to run for Monroe County Sheriff against incumbent Patrick O’Flynn. The switch paid off, as Baxter, with 57 percent of the vote, beat O’Flynn, and denied the incumbent sheriff a fifth term.

There will be a new leader in the town of Henrietta. Voters ousted embattled Republican Jack Moore and elected Democrat Stephen Schultz, the co-founder of Pictometry.

Schultz took 58 percent of the vote to replace Moore, who was elected in 2013.

City of Rochester

Even with three candidates posing a challenge, the end result was never in doubt for Lovely Warren. The Democratic mayor cruised to her second term by taking 60 percent of the vote, besting Republican Tony Micciche, Green candidate Alex White, and The People’s party candidate Lori Thomas.

WXXI News will be all over Monroe County for Election Night 2017.

Here is tonight’s coverage plan:

Radio (AM1370 & streaming on WXXINews.org)

Election night coverage begins at 9 p.m. with Evan Dawson joined by commentators Adrian Hale and Tim Kneeland. Randy Gorbman will have results as they come in.

Social Media

You can follow results as they come in by following @WXXINews on Twitter

You can also follow our reporters:

Todd Baxter (D) and Patrick O'Flynn (R,C,I,REF) participate in the Monroe County Sheriff Voice of the Voter Debate with journalists from WXXI, 13WHAM, and the Democrat and Chronicle.

Candidates for Monroe County sheriff, Todd Baxter (D) and Patrick O'Flynn (R,C,I,REF), will square off in a Voice of the Voter debate. The Voice of the Voter is a partnership between WXXI, the Democrat and Chronicle, and 13WHAM News.

Here's how you can watch/listen to the debate on Wednesday:

Radio: AM 1370 live at 7 p.m.

Audio/video streams: on WXXINews.org live at 7 p.m.

Television: WXXI-TV (cable 11/OTA 21.1) at 9 p.m.