Messages from the President

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.

12/20/2018 - 12:11pm

As you may have heard, we are kicking off 2019 with a good news story about independent media in our community. WXXI has signed a letter of intent to acquire CITY Newspaper and its digital platforms. Mary Anna and Bill Towler, founders and co-publishers of CITY Newspaper, approached WXXI with the desire to extend the service of the newspaper beyond their eventual retirement.

12/07/2018 - 5:21pm

As we approach the end of 2018, I’d like to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. In addition to compelling programming from NPR, PBS and the Little Theatre, we are proud of the work we do to engage with our community. I’m pleased to share a few highlights from the year.

09/28/2018 - 4:43pm

You may remember the Opioid Crisis: The Ripple Effect reporting series that our news team produced last April in partnership with several major media stations, one in Portland, Oregon, the other in Cleveland, Ohio.