Messages from the President

03/30/2020 - 2:06pm

As we continue to navigate our lives and the world around us during this COVID-19 crisis, WXXI will do everything possible to keep our community well-informed with the latest official information.

03/17/2020 - 1:31pm

During the current emergency brought on by COVID-19, WXXI will do everything possible to keep our community informed with the latest official information.  This is an important time for all of us to be well informed.

02/27/2020 - 5:38pm

March is “Women’s History Month” and 2020 will be a remarkable year for women’s rights as the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment . WXXI will join in this celebration with television, radio, and online programming, as well as special events.

02/06/2020 - 11:06am

We observe Black History Month with special programming that spotlights the men and women who shaped the Black experience. This includes Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (February 16 at 2pm on WXXI-TV);

01/07/2020 - 3:52pm

It’s Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday, the 75th year of the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment (frequently called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment), granting women the right to vote.

10/02/2019 - 1:46pm

I’m proud to share the news that WXXI was recently awarded a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to lead five public television stations in a pilot project to expand WXXI and the Golisano Foundation’s local Move to Include initiative.

06/14/2019 - 10:04am

You may have heard about a new multimedia effort called “What’s Good Rochester” that we are launching in partnership with the City of Rochester. The initiative invites filmmakers, journalists, organizations and others looking to tell Rochester’s story to submit community-created videos and photographs highlighting positive and interesting aspects of life here.

05/20/2019 - 9:25am

Last December WXXI announced that we had signed a letter of intent to acquire the weekly publication CITY Newspaper and its digital platforms. I am proud to report that on May 1st the acquisition was completed and we are excited to have the opportunity to ensure CITY’s long-term success in our community.

04/04/2019 - 12:21pm

We recently had the pleasure of hosting in Rochester PBS Nature executive producer Fred Kaufman and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum for a visit in anticipation of their three-part series Nature: America Spring LIVE, which premieres at the end of this month.

03/15/2019 - 4:12pm

March is “Music in Our Schools Month,” a national celebration designed to engage music educators, students, and communities to promote the benefits of music education programs in schools.