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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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Diane Rehm is back with a one hour special that looks at the first year of President Trump in office.

A year after President Trump's inauguration Diane Rehm talks with a panel of top political analysts about how the country has changed since his election, and what’s ahead for the White House, Congress and voters in 2018. Diane Rehm: One Year Under Trump airs Friday, January 19 at 2 p.m. on AM 1370 and FM 107.5. 

Guests include: 

Coming up on Need to Know, the bitcoin craze is dominating headlines, but what is it, how does it work, and how sustainable can it be in the future? Local experts weigh in on the frills and flaws of bitcoin.

Also on the show, who’s to blame for “fake news” and how does this narrative impact the perspectives of local media coverage in the Rochester area? Reporters and residents weigh in.

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2018 budget address on Tuesday, January 16 at 1 p.m. WXXI News will provide live coverage of the address on various platforms. Here’s our coverage plans:

Radio: on AM 1370/FM 88.5/FM 107.5

Audio streaming: on WXXINews.org (at the top of the page), WXXI app for iOS and Android, and the NPR One app.

Video streaming: on WXXINews.org

Television: WXXI World (cable 1275/OTA 21.2)

University of Rochester

Joel Seligman has resigned as president and CEO of the University of Rochester, effective February 28, 2018. His resignation comes hours after an independent investigation found that while there was no evidence of a hostile work environment in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department, there was inappropriate behavior by Professor Florian Jaeger. 

Read the report of the independent investigation into harassment allegations at UR.

A report commissioned by the University of Rochester Board of Trustees on the allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation will be released Thursday. The report was done by an outside law firm, led by former U.S. Attorney and SEC Chair Mary Jo White.

The report will be released at 12:45 p.m. online, and a news conference will be held at the university at 1 p.m.

WXXI will provide extensive coverage including:

Governor Andrew Cuomo will deliver his State of the State address on January 3 from Albany. WXXI News will have coverage on television, radio, and online starting at 1 p.m.

Here's a rundown of our coverage plans:

TV: WXXI (cable 11/OTA 21.1) courtesy of New York Now

Radio: Simulcast on AM 1370, FM 88.5, and FM 107.5

Online: Live audio stream (click the play button above), Live video stream

The City of Rochester says they’re making enhancements to the city’s Freedom of Information or FOIL process. The revamp of the city’s FOIL webpage, now includes a “reading room” where you can see the latest FOIL requests and search past requests. As part of the upgrade, the city says user will get search results faster. 

Office of Gov. Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his State of the State address on Wednesday (on WXXI Radio & TV at 1 p.m.), with one of his proposals aimed at making sure students are well-nourished.

Cuomo revealed his “No Student Goes Hungry” program on Wednesday and it has five ways that the Governor wants to help the nearly 1 million kids from kindergarten to college that the state says don’t have consistent access to nutritious food.

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