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.

Ways to Connect

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. 

Glogau Photography

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

See how diverse your district is, or compare it to other districts using our interactive map below. If the map below is too small for you to see, click here to see a larger map.

All data is from the 2015-16 school year. 

(AP) Police are investigating after a man's body was pulled from the icy waters of the Irondequoit Bay.

Webster police received a call around 3:30 Monday afternoon that a person was in the water at the end of Mayer's Marina near the Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge.

First responders pulled the man's body from the bay. Police have identified the victim but are not releasing his name pending notification of family.

Chief Joseph Rieger says he doesn't think the death was suspicious.

After winning her 16th congressional term, Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport) talks to her supporters at Democratic headquarters.

Video by Katie Epner

Mark Assini (R-Gates) concedes the 25th Congressional District race to Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport).

Video by Marty Kaufman


Republican leaders from the six counties that are in the 54th State Senate district bet all their chips that Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming would keep the district in GOP hands. That bet — and Helming — turned out to be a winner.

Helming took 55 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Kenan Baldridge and Floyd Rayburn, and will succeed Michael Nozzolio, who didn’t seek re-election because of health issues.

When Democrat Adam Bello was appointed as Monroe County clerk in March by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republicans immediately mounted a strategy to make sure he wasn’t elected in November. Their strategy failed, and now a Democrat holds the clerk’s office in a Republican administration.

Adam Bello beat Cheryl Rozzi 58 percent to 42 percent to continue in the position.