Messages from the President

04/13/2023 - 4:25pm
You couldn’t have listened to the news this week without hearing something about the "War of Words" between John Lansing, president of NPR, and Elon Musk, billionaire, inventor, and owner of the social media site Twitter.
01/25/2023 - 4:02pm

On Jan. 24, 2023 Lee Rust of North Coast Radio Inc. joined me in signing documents that complete WXXI's acquisition of Rust's now-dormant WJZR signal. Valued at $1.2 million, the purchase agreement for WJZR includes a $525,000 charitable gift donation from Rust. As part of the agreement, WXXI plans to relocate WJZR to its tower.

12/01/2022 - 12:46pm

WXXI, the Little Theatre, and CITY News are dedicated to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and we are doing the hard work of looking inside and outside of our organizations to make sure that we are living up to our DEI promise. As part of this work, we have put in place a DEI Council made up of staff, board members and volunteers.

05/16/2022 - 8:56am

Once again, we must bear the shock, hurt and heartache of a racially motivated mass shooting, this time just down the thruway from us in Buffalo. Our hearts go out to the victims, survivors, their families and to all that have been touched by this horrific event.

It’s important that we support each other and that we do our best to help our community cope.

08/10/2021 - 10:39am

This year marks my 25th anniversary and I recently sat down with the Rochester Business Journal to talk about the work of WXXI over the last quarter of a century. I thought I'd share the piece with you here. Click the link for a pdf of the profile

07/20/2021 - 3:45pm

WXXI, the Little Theatre, and CITY News are anti-racist organizations, dedicated to the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. 

12/01/2020 - 2:05pm

Have you seen the mural of the late Rep. John Lewis at 55 State Street in downtown Rochester? Covering 3,000 square feet of wall space, it is stunning and should definitely be seen in person!

10/23/2020 - 9:20am

WXXI is proud to be a partner in Rochester’s 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, joining more than 400 local organizations working toward a goal of broadening the discussion and understanding of racial equity and strengthening our ability to dismantle all forms of racism.

09/02/2020 - 12:00am

We are excited that CITY News is back in publication this month with the launch of a new monthly magazine. At the end of March, we had to make the difficult decision to suspend printing the weekly CITY Newspaper and transitioned all stories and reporting online to