Juan Vazquez

Digital Engagement Facilitator

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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One of the two patients with COVID-19 at the Wyoming County Community Health System skilled nursing home has died.

The health system released the information in a statement, with CEO Joseph McTernan saying, “Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the resident. As we grieve, the safety of our residents, patients, staff and the community remains our focus.”

The patient had been in isolation since testing positive for COVID-19, the health system said.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all libraries in the Monroe County Library System are closed to the public. The libraries have adjusted services, with staff will be available online at http://libraryweb.org and by phone at 585-428-7300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont are taking a regional approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

All three governors have established standards for crowd capacity and gatherings, based on guidance form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Restaurants and bars will move to take-out and delivery services only, effective 8 p.m. today. These establishments will be provided a waiver for carry-out alcohol.

Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 Nevada caucuses, including results and analysis here, or tune in at 5 p.m. to AM 1370/FM 107.5, or stream the audio by clicking the play button above or on the WXXI app.


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Former Congressman Chris Collins will spend 26 months in jail for insider trading charges. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Vernon S. Broderick in Manhattan on Friday.

Collins broke down in court and apologized to his family and his former constituents and colleagues.

“I stand here today as a disgraced former member of Congress,” he said. “My life has been shattered.”

Collins' lawyers had argued he was sorry and should face no prison time. Prosecutors, however, argued he should go to prison for nearly five years.

As WXXI looks back at the events and people that made news in 2019, there were some notable citizens that we lost. WXXI's Juan Vazquez remembers some of those who left us this year.

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Republican State Sen. Rich Funke announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to the 55th State Senate District.

Funke made the announcement on YouTube, saying he wanted to decide when it was time to leave office.

"I also believe in term limits, so I will end my time in elected office next year on my own terms," Funke said in a YouTube video released Tuesday morning.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a new national survey ranks the Rochester real estate market pretty high, but a local realtor says there are still some big challenges.

Plus, investor Carl Icahn is facing a legal challenge over a proposal about a possible acquisition of HP by Xerox, plus Wegmans expands its distribution capabilities in the southern U.S. 

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The snowstorm that started Monday dropped nearly a foot of snow in some areas. The Rochester Airport had 10.9 inches of snow as of Noon Tuesday, with Spencerport reporting 10.5 inches, 9 inches in Greece, and 9 in Batavia. The largest totals were near Buffalo; Lockport had 11.5 inches of snow, the Buffalo Airport in Cheektowaga had 11.2.

Check out photos of the snow from around the area.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s willing to help with whatever is needed to fix the Rochester City School District’s financial mess. But, he says, City Council and the state education department need to stop pointing fingers and come up with a plan.