Beth Adams

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 Broadcasters Association and the New York State Humane Society. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York to Miami, Florida.

Beth is active in the Rochester community, having volunteered for organizations including the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, the Heart of Gold Children's Foundation, the Rochester Press Radio Club Children’s Charities, and the Rochester Broadway Theater League Education Committee.  She is an avid reader of historical fiction and a devoted animal lover. Beth is married to award-winning writer and author Scott Pitoniak. 

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - July will be the earliest that Uber and Lyft will be allowed to operate in upstate cities. Over the next 90 days, the Department of Motor Vehicles will be working out the details of the expansion of the ride-hailing services outside of New York City, after state lawmakers gave the green light for the expansion with passage of the state budget last week. 

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New Yorkers are feeling better about the economy than they have in over 16 years, and one economist says you can thank President Trump for that, at least in part. 

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There were 35,092 traffic related deaths in the U.S. in 2015, representing the largest single year increase in five decades. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Sponsors of a proposed New York state law to make crimes targeting first responders punishable as hate crimes say the measure was inspired by an increase in fatalities among law enforcement. 

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Just like people, dogs can get sick from the flu. The H3N8 canine influenza virus can sometimes spread in kennels and dog shelters causing symptoms including coughing, runny nose, and fever. 

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For decades, there was concern about  "brain drain"- the flight of young adults from the Rochester region and other parts of Upstate New York. Now, that trend is reversing.

(WXXI) The death this week of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, has some wondering if you can die of a broken heart. Eugene Storozyski, M.D., a cardiologist at UR Medicine, says the short answer is "yes."

There are no new reports of confirmed or suspected mumps at SUNY Geneseo since an outbreak within the last several weeks. There have been 12 confirmed and one suspected case of the virus on campus since November. 

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As Americans pay tribute to the service members who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attack 75 years ago today, a local navy veteran still has vivid memories of the attack that plunged the U.S. into World War II. 

Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed is defending president-elect Donald Trump's recent picks of people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street for his Cabinet. 

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