From the President



We are committed to being an anti-racist organization

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

To achieve this, we established a DEI Council that includes staff, board members, and volunteers. The Council oversees the development of our organizations as community leaders on issues of racial equity. Council “Change Teams” will ensure a DEI focus in the areas of Capacity, Content, Engagement, and Structural Inequality.

We commit clearly and definitively to diversity and inclusivity that reflect our antiracist objectives in our staff and leadership, content development, and community engagement. We will affirm and amplify diverse voices and stories. We will do the hard work of looking inside and outside of our organizations.

Want to learn more about our work? Click here to watch a presentation we hosted at America's Public Television Station's (APTS) Public Media Summit. Our Chief Human Resources Officer Tashanda Thomas and DEI Council Co-Chair Ajamu Kitwana joined me in talking about the council and our goal.

More Recent Messages

WXXI & The Golisano Foundation Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA with Move to Include

July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of President George H. W. Bush’s signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act. To commemorate this landmark law, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation present special programming, virtual screenings, and news features.

We stand in solidarity with all those who are committed to fighting racial injustice

The last few months have been incredibly difficult for all of us, and the protests and riots in June have added to the stress that so many of us are feeling. Our community is hurting, and the healing process is going to take some time. WXXI, CITY Newspaper and the Little Theatre stand in solidarity with all those who are committed to fighting racial injustice.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an unprecedented crisis

I hope that our work keeping the community well informed with the latest official information is of comfort. We are proud of the many ways that WXXI is helping our community to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

WXXI is proud to be your local source for information on COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, WXXI has been there for you and our community with local news, talk, official information and analysis about the impact of the coronavirus on our daily lives.

Every day, we bring you latest information, including live coverage of Governor Cuomo’s forums.