Hofstra Today

Reporting on the news that matters to you

Produced by Marianne Perrino and Cassidy Slamin

Hofstra Today is a news program style television series created by James Benesh in the Fall of 2010. It officially joined HEAT programming in the Spring of 2011.  Each episode is a 30-minute live show. As a result, Hofstra Today is an exceptional pairing of both television and journalism elements that mirror industry news programs, delivering a wide spectrum of production experience to its crew and talent.

The show features the top stories of the day, including local, national, and international news, along with the day’s weather report and sports update.

As the show's title suggests, Hofstra Today equally focuses on the stories happening at and around the Hofstra campus. The show is also know for its prestigious interviews with Hofstra personnel including, at several points, with former Hofstra president Stuart Rabinowitz.


2021 - 2022: Marianne Perrino & Cassidy Slamin

2020 - 2021: Courtney Adema & Julia Wachtel

2019 - 2020: Kylie Finnigan & Julia Wachtel

2018 – 2019: Ellen Boyle & Julia Wachtel

2017 – 2018: Ellen Boyle & McKenzie Smith

2016 – 2017: Sarah Bazzoli & Jessica Ma

2015 – 2016: Jen Sifferlen

2014 – 2015: Amber Qalagari & Ali Wiedmann

2013 – 2014: Alicia Hastey & Julie Skrobak

2012 – 2013:  Alicia Hastey & Rachel Katz

2011 – 2012:  Benjamin Gelb & Rachel Katz

Spring 2011:  James Benesh & Benjamin Gelb