Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, Hofmann initially envisioned a medical career as a doctor in developing countries. After moving to Los Angeles at age 23, her life’s focus pivoted to journalism. As an entertainment reporter, she regularly freelances for the German publishing house Funke Mediengruppe. She writes for Germany’s highest-circulated bi-weekly entertainment guide TV Digital. She also contributes to Germany’s oldest weekly programming guide Hörzu, the science/tech/history/health-oriented bi-monthly sister magazine Hörzu Wissen, and the newly established quarterly magazine Streaming, which is focused on digital content. Hofmann is also a contributor for TV Direkt, Gong, as well as , www.Goldenekamera.de, the online portal and companion to the annual German film and television award Die Goldene Kamera. Hofmann enjoys discovering and writing about the humanity behind Hollywood, and hence the philanthropic efforts of the HFPA – which she joined in 2001 – are particularly close to her heart. She has served as Vice President of the HFPA in 2017 and 2018, and has been elected to the Board of Directors under multiple administrations. In 2009, Anke was honored with the International Media Award, presented by the ICG Publicists Awards.