WXXI Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

For Immediate Release


Rochester, New York (April 10, 2013) – Pittsford’s Sunny Chandrasekar, a contestant from NBC’s reality show, The Biggest Loser, will be a special guest on Homework Hotline on Monday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV and on Need to Know Rochester on Friday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

On Homework Hotline (April 15), Chandrasekar will share why she decided to participate in The Biggest Loser, what it was like being on the show,what she has learned, and helpful hints and advice for Homework Hotline viewers. Homework Hotline, produced by WXXI,is a live call-in show where kids get help with homework problems right on the air. In addition to homework help, the series introduces viewers to inspiring guests like Chandrasekar. Homework Hotline, which airs on PBS stations statewide, is funded in part by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). )

On Need to Know Rochester (April 19), Chadrasekar will talk with WXXI News reporter Carlet Cleare about the growth process through her participation on The Biggest Loser and the work she’s doing locally to help kids/teens battle obesity. Need to Know Rochester is WXXI’s award-winning weekly news and public affairs program, hosted by Helene Biandudi.


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