Award Winning Journalist to Speak at GCC

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 ~ Public Presentation 1 – 2:30 p.m.

What:      Award Winning Journalist to Speak at GCC


When:     Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Public Presentation 1 – 2:30 p.m.


Live streamed from GCC website:


Where:   Conable Technology Building / Room T102

        Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia


Background: Hélène Biandudi turned her childhood fascination with the game 20 questions into an award-winning career. Her desire to be a journalist began at the age of eight in a make-shift production studio in her childhood home. On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, she visits Genesee Community College to highlight key portions of her journalistic journey as part of the Fashion Business Program Speaker Series. 


Hélène is an acclaimed journalist, documentary filmmaker and the host and producer of the PBS weekly news magazine show, Need to Know on WXXI Television in Rochester. Her desire is to shed light on issues affecting under-served populations and to connect cultures and communities through the power of story. Her  coverage includes the first inauguration of Barack Obama, the death of music icon Michael Jackson, and the CBS/Vogue Fashion’s Night Out program. She previously worked at the CBS Primetime show 48 Hours Mystery in New York City where she contributed to several documentary specials for the network.


Among her current projects is The Empty Hanger, an original series created by Hélène, which uncovers and reveals the untold and often overlooked stories of the people who design, manufacture, tailor, study, wear, talk about and claim to be forever changed by clothing. The goal of the series is to challenge and expand how consumers view fashion choices and everyday dress by examining the varying degrees of impact and influence of clothing on our culture.


Don’t miss the chance to hear to Hélène Biandudi on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in T102 of the Conable Technology Building. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. If you are unable to attend the event at the Batavia Campus, go to to view event through GCC’s online, live-streaming interface.


For further information, contact Donna Rae Sutherland, associate director of Marketing Communications at (585) 343-0055 x 6616 or


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