Hélène Biandudi Hofer

Need to Know Host

Hélène Biandudi Hofer is host and producer of WXXI TV's Need to Know Rochester, an award-winning, half-hour weekly news and public affairs program. Hélène joined the station in September 2010 as the host of All Things Considered.

Before moving to Rochester, Hélène worked at the CBS Primetime show 48 Hours Mystery in New York City. While at CBS she contributed to several documentary specials for the network including the tragedy at Virginia Tech, the tribute to news icon Walter Cronkite, the inauguration of Barack Obama and the CBS/VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out program.

In addition to her work at the network, Hélène co-founded the online news site Imprint-TV.com, an online hub for positive news stories. While in New York City, she served as reporter, producer and writer for the website.

Hélène is a graduate of New York University’s Broadcast Journalism program. After graduation, she returned to her hometown, Columbus, Ohio, where she worked as an associate producer for WBNS-TV.

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Need To Know
10:07 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Coming Up On NTK: How Do We Fix Rochester's Poverty Crisis?

Watch Need to Know with host Hélène Biandudi Hofer Thursdays at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

Need To Know
1:11 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Coming Up On NTK: The Over-Suspension Issue In The RCSD

Watch Need to Know with host Hélène Biandudi Hofer Thursdays at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

Need To Know
8:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

WATCH: Examining Media Selection Bias In Missing Children Stories

Natalee Holloway, JonBenet Ramsey, Brittanee Drexel. They’ve become household names. But on this edition of Need to Know we look into a different demographic. They’re young, they’re minorities, they’re missing and according to some in our society, they’re under the radar. We’re talking about race-related selection bias in media coverage when it comes to missing children cases. Does it exist locally or is it only a national issue? And what role does the Rochester Police Department and the community, as a whole, play in addressing these types of cases? Watch now with host Hélène Biandudi Hofer. 


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Need To Know
12:12 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Coming Up on NTK: Young, Black, Missing & Ignored? Media Selection Bias In Missing Children Stories

Watch Need to Know with host Hélène Biandudi Hofer Thursdays at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

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