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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In 1979, the body of a girl was found in a cornfield in Caledonia. For 35 years, her identity, and her killer, remained a mystery.

Half the mystery was solved in January 2015, when the girl was identified as Tammy Jo Alexander. The other half remains unsolved, but a new podcast hopes to find some answers.

Stumping for his wife in Rochester and across New York, former President Bill Clinton told voters that Hillary Clinton “was there for you, you need to be there for her.” Voters across New York decided to be there for her on Tuesday.

The AP declared Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton the winner in the New York Democratic primary, a win that inches the former New York senator closer to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump expected that his home state of New York would give him a win in the Republican presidential primary. He was right.

The Associated Press has declared Trump the winner of the New York Republican presidential primary. Trump and Kasich's performance shut out Ted Cruz from collecting any delegates from New York, and makes Trump the only candidate that can clinch the nomination before the convention in July by securing 1,237 delegates.

WXXI brings you coverage of the New York Presidential Primaries on Tuesday night with coverage starting at 8 p.m. on AM 1370, our livestream, and our mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Mother Nature isn't in the baseball mood. Cold weather and high winds have forced the Rochester Red Wings to postpone their home opener vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Sunday at 1:35 p.m. 

All tickets purchased for the Saturday, April 9 game will be honored on Sunday, or can be used as a rain check for another home game this season. 

If you purchased a ticket for Sunday, April 10, and want to attend the game, you must exchange the ticket for a new one (your seat is not guaranteed). You can also use the ticket as a rain check for any other home game this season. 

Greg Cotterill / WEOS

The del Lago Resort & Casino had a “topping out” ceremony today, where the last steel beam was placed on the 40,000-square-foot entertainment complex. The ceremony represented that the Tyre, Seneca County, resort was nearly halfway complete and is eyeing its planned February opening.

NY State Board of Elections

(Updated 4/8/16 @ 12:17 p.m. with Trump visit details) 

With the April 19 New York presidential primary looming, the pace of candidates coming through the region is picking up. This is the first time in quite a while that the nomination process for presidential candidates is still in flux prior to New York's primary, and that's brought increased attention by the various campaigns.

Hillary Clinton


Lower gas prices are the main reason the cost to drive your car is at a six-year low according to the latest AAA Your Driving Costs study. The study pegs the average annual cost of driving a vehicle at $8,558, down 1.6 percent from last year. The study is a based on a car owner driving 15,000 miles for the year.

Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo broke her silence Monday about the  sudden investigation of the I-Square project by COMIDA, the County of Monroe Industrial Agency just over a week ago on a Sunday evening.

The investigation took place days after Monroe County GOP Chairman Bill Reilich stated the project was struggling financially while making comments about departing Irondequoit Supervisor, and now County Clerk, Adam Bello.


The FBI says there are new leads in the deadly 2003 robbery of the former Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster (now known as Xceed Federal Credit Union). At a press conference Monday, the FBI says that newly enhanced video of the robbery, which shows the suspect, has led to additional leads, and the FBI is ramping up their push for additional information.

Photos of the suspect will be distributed, and posted on digital billboards around Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

Here’s what we know about the suspect:

-The suspect is a black male, around 43-45 years old