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Francis Wilkins

Local reporter

Francis was born and raised in and around Webster, and now’s he covering local news and events for the city of Rochester and surrounding areas. He was educated at University of Rochester, and has previously reported for several local TV's and radio stations.

Stories By Francis Wilkins


Local News5 hours ago

Man faces judge in murder of Rochester teen who went missing for more than a month

Rochester, New York – Reign Tapiato, the man accused of killing Jakarah Lopez-Moore, appeared before a judge on Monday, over...

Local News1 day ago

Floral Show in bloom at the George Eastman Museum

Rochester, New York – The yearly Dutch Connection floral show at the George Eastman Museum concluded its two-week run on...

Local News2 days ago

Two years into the conflict in Ukraine: Rochester residents pray for peace and remember

Rochester, New York – Neighbors came together to memorialize the souls lost at a nearby Ukrainian church as the war...

Local News3 days ago

A Rochester family who finished their home after more than 300 hours of labor moved in

Rochester, New York – A new homeowner in Rochester moved in on Friday. Shuane Wiliams is now the happy owner...

Local News4 days ago

Restaurants in Rochester offer their opinions on Hochul’s effort to make cocktails to-go permanent

Rochester, New York – Gov. Kathy Hochul is pushing harder than ever to keep New York state taverns and restaurants...

Local News5 days ago

“Total Eclipse of the Park” will enable visually impaired to view the solar eclipse

Rochester, New York – When thousands of people swarm to the area in less than two months to witness the...

Local News6 days ago

Just 50 days away: There aren’t many hotel rooms left for the weekend of the complete solar eclipse

Rochester, New York – Less than 50 days remain until the complete solar eclipse, which will draw hundreds of thousands...

Local News1 week ago

Senator Charles Schumer advocates a strategy to combat the lack of RSV vaccines

Rochester, New York – Senator Charles Schumer is advocating for the nation’s RSV vaccination shortage once more. The senator urged...

Local News1 week ago

An organization in Rochester works to increase accessibility and sustainability for local artists

Rochester, New York – Ruth Manning has been engaged in the arts her entire life. “I’m a tapestry weaver and...

New York1 week ago

The governor wants the alcohol-to-go law to continue

New York – A state statute from the COVID era that permits bars and restaurants to offer alcoholic beverages to...