Juanita Hoffe, Longtime Host of ‘Northwest City Politics,’ Dies
For nearly 20 years, anyone watching the cable airwaves in the northwest metro likely came across the work of Juanita Hoffe, who hosted the show “Northwest City Politics.”
“I always tell people, forget about the cameras, don’t worry about them. We’re just sitting in my living room and we’re talking about the issues in your city,” said Hoffe, a New Hope resident, in a 2009 interview about her show.
The weekly program was simple and straightforward — she would talk with various city leaders about what’s going on in the nine suburbs covered by CCX Media.
“She was great at what she did,” said John Elder, a member of the New Hope City Council.
Elder, who in addition to being a city council member is also a Robbinsdale police captain, was a frequent guest on her show.
“She really truly enjoyed finding out what’s happening in the cities,” Elder said. “How things are being done, why they’re being done. And really found a niche with a lot of viewers that wanted that same information.”
While that information is still available to people who want to find it, the voice delivering that message has changed.
“This is a tremendous loss,” Elder said.
Hoffe died earlier this month after a long illness at the age of 82. She’s survived by her husband, New Hope City Council Member Andy Hoffe, and two children.
“They’re getting through everything together as a family,” Elder said.
Having spent many hours creating programming in the CCX Media building, Hoffe is now remembered fondly for sharing her passion of keeping people informed by getting answers directly from the key decisionmakers.
“She utilized those talents and that passion to get people far more informed of what was happening in our area,” Elder said. “We’re grateful to her for that and for her friendship.”
Hoffe’s last episode of “Northwest City Politics” aired in August of 2022. The show is now hosted by Eric Margolis.