Messages from the President

06/14/2017 - 4:31pm

Are you ready for Gibb Street to turn into "Jazz Street" for nine days? It's a great time of year – one of our favorite musical festivals. Last year WXXI-TV taped nine Jazz Fest performances at The Rochester Club, and you can watch those performances throughout the month – Saturdays at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Click here for the schedule.

06/06/2017 - 5:21pm

The newly renovated Little Theatre marquee reclaims its place as one of Rochester’s visual landmarks on Monday, June 12, and we'll be celebrating that evening with a Marquee Relighting Block Party. We hope you can join us for this street celebration, beginning at 6:30 p.m. just outside The Little (240 East Ave.). The relighting presentation begins at 8:30 p.m. 

05/30/2017 - 2:31pm

On June 3, the City of Rochester and Monroe County will declare “Be My Neighbor Day” as WXXI, along with our partners from the Monroe County Library System and Rochester City School District, host a fun-filled “Be My Neighbor Day” celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Library.

03/29/2017 - 9:54am

With recently released Trump Administration Budget proposal that calls for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, many have asked me if the future of federal funding for public broadcasting is being called into question. The answer may very well be “yes” and that’s why having a strong, diverse base of grassroots advocates is essential.

02/16/2017 - 10:39am

WXXI’s news service seems to be resonating throughout our community. If you were one of the many individuals who pledged their support during our February Radio Membership Drive, thank you! We heard from many listeners during the week about how they value the fair, balanced and trustworthy reporting they get from WXXI and NPR – now more than ever.

01/21/2017 - 11:59am

We kick off our annual Dialogue on Disability initiative this week with our good friends Al Sigl Community of Agencies. For more than a decade we have provided special programs that spotlight the abilities of people with disabilities and encourage community dialogue about the vital role inclusion plays in our community.

12/28/2016 - 12:54pm

As we enter 2017, a great New Year’s resolution to make is to be more involved in your community and to have a better awareness of how others live their lives. This January is a perfect time to start, since that’s when we join our good friends at Al Sigl Community of Agencies for our annual Dialogue on Disability initiative, January 23-29.

12/02/2016 - 6:00pm

On Monday, December 5th WXXI News presents a five-part series that looks at teacher diversity. Degrees of Diversity stories will air Monday through Friday during Morning Edition (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and All Things Considered (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) on AM 1370, WRUR-FM 88.5, and WEOS-FM 89.5.

11/15/2016 - 10:13am

On Monday, November 14th I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, Gwen Ifill. I have known Gwen for nearly 40 years, since we were both young reporters covering Maryland politics.

10/21/2016 - 8:46am

After an unprecedented campaign for the White House, November 8th is almost here. I hope our balanced and respectful reporting has given you the information you need to make an informed choice on Election Day.