Juan Vazquez

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 broadcasting, audience engagement, and promotion.

Juan was Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara where he developed project and event management experience, budget creation and monitoring, and fundraising/sponsorship planning and solicitation and serving as a representative on the Binational Economic Developers Association.   

Juan's broadcasting experience includes stints at his hometown of Dunkirk, NY along with Batavia, NY where he handled morning shows, news reporting, operations, and sports play-by-play.  Juan has a B.S. in Communications from the SUNY Fredonia and an M.B.A. from SUNY Empire State.

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HomeStage: Jon Seiger

Jul 24, 2020

Musician Jon Seiger lost his hearing when he was 32 years old. Cochlear implants in both ears has allowed Seiger to return to his world: music. He's on HomeStage to share part of his world with you.


In what seemed inevitable, the Rochester Red Wings' 2020 season has been canceled. This comes as Major League Baseball informed Minor League Baseball that it won’t provide players for the 2020 season. 

The coronavirus pandemic created a unique situation in the 27th Congressional District.

After the resignation of Chris Collins, Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided to hold a special election in April to fill the seat -- but that election, between Democrat Nate McMurray and Republican Chris Jacobs, ended up being moved to Primary Day because of the pandemic.

Two primaries to see who will run for the seat in the general election are taking place in the district, one Republican, one Libertarian.

Adam Bello’s win in last year’s Monroe County executive election left a vacancy in the county clerk’s office -- one that Gov. Andrew Cuomo filled from a familiar Assembly district.

Cuomo tapped 136th District Assemblyperson Jamie Romeo to fill the rest of Bello’s term, just like he named Bello, who was in that same seat, to fill Cheryl Dinolfo’s term when she became county executive in 2016. Now, Romeo faces her first challenge, a Democratic primary, in an effort to keep the seat.

Two local State Senate districts, the 56th and 61st, each have Republican incumbents who are not seeking re-election, but the primaries in those districts are for Democratic and Independence candidates.

Four State Assembly districts locally have Democratic primaries, and while voters did head to the polls Tuesday, the winners in each of these races won’t be known until after June 30, when all the absentee ballots can be counted.

Two familiar names are vying for the Democratic nomination in the 25th Congressional District.

Incumbent Joe Morelle and challenger Robin Wilt ran in a four-way race for the nomination two years ago. It was Morelle who ran away with the nomination, and later won both a special and general election to fill the seat that was long held by Louise Slaughter, who died in office in 2016.

The NHL season hasn’t resumed, but the Buffalo Sabres are making a change at the top.

The Sabres announced Tuesday that General Manager Jason Botterill is relieved of his duties, and will be replaced by Kevyn Adams, the team’s senior vice president of business administration.

The changes also stretch to the Rochester Americans, as Amerks General Manager Randy Sexton, Head Coach Chris Taylor and Assistant Coaches Gord Dineen and Toby Petersen have all been relieved of their duties.

A survey from Paychex did shows nearly two-thirds of business owners feel that the worst impact on their operations from the coronavirus pandemic is behind them. 

Plus, details on how Wegmans will change the way it opens new stores because of the pandemic; and why Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers will shutter more then 30 stores across the country. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Monroe County public health department said Monday that there are 29 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases to 1,818.

Out of those cases, 91 people are hospitalized, with 19 on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.

There were four new deaths reported since Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths to 152.