Tianna Mañon


Tianna Mañon is a reporter at WXXI news. She’s covered issues like the presence of plastic in the Great Lakes, the death of Trevyan Rowe and the impact of the opioid epidemic in the inner-city.

Tianna is also the Editor in Chief of Open Mic Rochester, a local online magazine serving Rochester’s black community.

Passionate about using various forms of media to tell the story, Tianna enjoys simply getting out of the newsroom and talking to people. When not at work, Tianna can be found reading a book in her home library, at the Public Market or otherwise exploring the region.

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Major changes are slated for the Genesee Riverway and one of them is the upgrade of the High Falls Terrace Park. Located right next to the Genesee Brewery, the park includes a walking path that connects to the Pont de Rennes Bridge and an observation deck closer to the waterfall.

On Friday, Mayor Lovely Warren announced ROC the FALLS, a new festival scheduled for the evening of September 7.  She says the festival will feature music, live interactive art and food trucks. The goal is to recognize changes to the area and build on the growing momentum surrounding ROC the Riverway.  

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Rochester Black Pride is in full swing. The four-day festival celebrates LGBT identity and expression among local black people and people of color. It began Wednesday and on Thursday, several local young people came together for the Mocha Day Party, an event in Martin Luther King Jr. Park that brought the LGBT Youth together for food, dancing and games.

Organizer Adrian Elim says the goal of the festival is to both celebrate LGBT identities but to also provide safe spaces:


Poor communities of color in Rochester are  harder hit by nuisance laws.

That’s according to a report exploring nuisance laws across the state for the New York Civil Liberties Union.