WEOS Finger Lakes Public Radio

April Franklin

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 degree in Journalism and Broadcast from SUNY Brockport.

April is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the current Vice President of Rochester Association of Black Journalists.

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Ontario County and officials say social gatherings are the reason.

Interim Ontario County Administrator Brian Young said a recent contact tracing revealed an outbreak traced back to a surprise party held at a Moose Lodge in late November.

Young said Ontario County hasn’t been designated a COVID-19 micro-cluster yet, but there is concern with the recent rise in infections.