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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Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

Friday kicks off the  The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in Rochester’s East End. The nine day festival includes over 300 shows and more than 1200 artists, including headliners like Pink Martini, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, David Byrne, Bob James, David Sanborn and Steve Gadd.

Besides the shows inside the Eastman Theatre and other venues, there are also many free performances including along Gibbs Street, East Avenue, and at Chestnut and Alexander Streets.

Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

With the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival  getting ready to start on Friday, another concert has sold out.

It is the show featuring Bob James and David Sanborn with special guest Steve Gadd.

The show is scheduled for Thursday, June 27 at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre.

Drummer Steve Gadd is a Rochester native and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.


New York State and Kodak have announced an agreement they believe will enhance economic development at Eastman Business Park.

The agreement includes having Kodak set aside $49 million in a trust fund with the state, to help deal with any environmental issues that might crop up.