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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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(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.

With the news on Wednesday at Xerox will combine with their current joint venture with Fujifilm holdings to create a new company called Fuji Xerox, WXXI's Beth Adams talked with George Conboy from Brighton Securities about the impact this may have in Rochester.

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President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address.

President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30. WXXI News brings you coverage on television, radio, and online. Here's a rundown of our coverage that begins at 9 p.m.

Radio: AM 1370 & FM 107.5

Television: WXXI-TV (cable 11/OTA 21.1)

United Way

It’s a big year for the United Way of Greater Rochester. The organization is being led by a new president and CEO, Jaime Saunders, and is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The United Way is also changing how it conducts its campaign, focusing on – what it calls – a year-round cycle of giving and service.

“Our launch is in January this year,” Saunders said. “Not in March, not in April, because we are now making a turning point for a year-round of service.”

Kellie Thomas / FEMA

Monroe County, along with Cayuga County, has been added to the Lake Ontario Disaster Declaration by FEMA. The amendment to the declaration will allow Monroe County to receive Public Assistance Grant Funding for repairs from the Lake Ontario Flooding that occurred over the summer.

The original disaster declaration didn’t include Monroe County; Governor Andrew Cuomo appealed the decision, ultimately leading to FEMA adding Monroe and Cayuga Counties.

The unemployment rate in New York State edged slightly downward in December 2017. New York had a 4.6 percent unemployment rate, down a tenth of a percent from the previous month.

The New York State Department of Labor says that the private sector job count in the state rose by 111,700 or 1.4 percent.

YWCA

After 33 years as the head of the YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County, Jeanne Carroll is stepping down. Her last day will be April 30.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Carroll recalled her first board meeting in 1985 and “Feeling so energized about the organization, its mission and its people.” The YWCA’s goal is to help empower women, promote peace, and eliminate racism.

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