Randy Gorbman

Director of News and Public Affairs

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's Director of News and Public Affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online. 

Randy has over 30 years of broadcast news experience, and was recently news director at WHAM-AM in Rochester. Randy has also been news director, writer, announcer, and producer at radio stations in several cities in New York and Connecticut, as well as working as an editor at the NBC Radio Network. He served as past president of the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

Randy has also taught journalism to local students, serving as adjunct instructor at SUNY Geneseo and Monroe Community College.

Randy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and his Master's degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Empire State College.

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A day after severe weather left three people dead and washed away hundreds of homes in Texas and Oklahoma, another Rochester area Red Cross volunteer is deploying to that region.

Officials with the organization say that Lucille Frisicano of Webster left Monday for Oklahoma to help Red Cross efforts there as a health services supervisor. She becomes the 6th volunteer from the Western and Central New York Region to help with the Red Cross response in that area.

The Red Cross is doing things like providing shelter, food and other types of support.

Sydor Instruments, which works with specialized types of imaging techniques such as ballistics and does other types of diagnostics, has received a one million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Chili company  will use that grant in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a new X-ray imaging camera.

Officials with the company say it will improve the ability to study the characteristics of certain types of substances.

The product will be sold to the research market.

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There are a number of parades and ceremonies going on around our area Monday to honor those who served our country.

That includes the annual Rochester Memorial Day parade. It steps off at 10:30 Monday morning at the intersection of East Avenue and Scio Street. It proceeds down East Avenue to Main Street, then goes west on Main Street to South Plymouth Avenue.  The parade route in Rochester has been altered this year due to work on the Inner Loop.

Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will be in Washington, D.C. on Monday to help the Postal Service dedicate the Limited Edition Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Forever Stamps.

Three people have been charged after a chase that ended with  the suspects’ car crashing into a State Police car and minor injuries to the trooper.

Ontario County Deputies say the Saturday afternoon incident involved two men and one woman, all from Rochester, getting ready to leave a Walmart in the Town of Hopewell with nearly $1200 worth of Lego toys that officials say they did not pay for.


Thousands came out to the 2015 Rochester International Air Show over the weekend, and while there were many aerial acrobatic acts, the big draw of course, is the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

They fly as a team of six, F-18 Hornets and one C-130 Hercules support aircraft, called “Fat Albert.”


Three people remain hospitalized following the crash involving an SUV and a small bus containing several people in Geneseo on Friday.

On Saturday, officials at Strong Hospital say they originally had a total of 15 patients (other reports earlier indicated it was 13), and as of Saturday morning, 12 had been discharged, and three remain at Strong. Two of those patients were in guarded condition, another was listed as satisfactory.

The University of Rochester Medical Center has sent letters to around 3400 patients informing them that a list containing patient information was shared with a local neurology practice.

Officials say that list was shared by a URMC nurse practitioner who did not have the authorization to do that. The list contained patient names, addresses, dates of birth and medical information. It did not have social security numbers or insurance details.

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A crash involving an SUV and a small bus  carrying people with developmental disabilities resulted in more than a dozen people injured in Livingston County  Friday afternoon.

It happened at about 2:30 p.m. when police say that the SUV collided with a small bus carrying adults from a group program in Geneseo. It happened on Route 20-A  near 390 in the Town of Geneseo.

There were 9 clients of The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming on the bus, along with one staffer and the driver. The bus tipped onto its side after the collision.


Nearly 8000 runners  are participating in the annual Color Run in Rochester on Saturday.

The annual 5K race features stops where runners are doused with colored powder.

The Color Run locally is a fundraiser for the organization Teens Living With Cancer.