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  • All Things Considered Host

    Alex Crichton is host of All Things Considered on WXXI-AM 1370. Alex delivers local news, weather and traffic reports beginning at 4:00 p.m. each weekday.

    He was born in Rochester, but “raised” in several other spots as part of...

  • Weekend Edition Host

    Before her current role as the local host of WXXI's Weekend Edition and reporter at WXXI News, April spent 12 years working in the Emergency Department at URMC.

    Her passion for community and storytelling led her to earn a Bachelor’s...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester, where she was recognized for her work by the New York State Associated Press...

  • Executive Editor of Collaborative Journalism

    Denise Young is editor of the local journalism collaborative in the WXXI news department. She is responsible for the Upstate Insight project, which involves coverage by several upstate New York public radio and TV stations.

    Denise has...

  • Connections Host

    Evan Dawson joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.

    Evan is also the author of Summer...

  • Reporter

    Before coming to WXXI News, James spent a decade in marketing communications, while freelance writing for Rochester City Newspaper. While at City, his reporting focused primarily on arts and entertainment.

    James cut his teeth in...

  • Vice President for Radio

    Jeanne Fisher is Vice President for Radio at WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester New York, where she oversees WXXI-AM and FM, WRUR, WEOS, WITH, and Reachout Radio. She has served on the national boards of the Association of Music Personnel in...

  • Arts & Life Editor

    Jeff Spevak has been a Rochester arts reporter for nearly three decades, with seven first-place finishes in the Associated Press New York State Features Writing Awards while working for the Democrat and Chronicle.

    He has also been...

  • Meteorologist

    Meteorologist Josh Nichols provides listeners with accurate, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    Josh brings 17 years of experience tracking Rochester's ever changing weather. He began his...

  • Digital Engagement Director

    Juan is responsible for digital audience engagement and digital strategies for WXXI News. He also fills in for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    As a life-long Western New Yorker, Juan has had extensive experience in...

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