Featured Alumni News

Nearly every day, it seems we’re hearing about something new that Emerson alumni are bringing to the fields of communications and the arts. Whether they’re making movies, creating plays, or planning political campaigns, Emersonians are innovators. They are changing how we see, feel, and experience the world.

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  • Iliza Shlesinger

    Shlesinger ’05 Q&A in Boston Globe

    VMA alumna Iliza Shlesinger was featured in the Boston Globe. She talks about her years at Emerson, developing her comedic voice.

  • Martie Cook

    Cook on comedy “pushing the envelope,” ABC.com

    VMA Associate Chair and Professor Martie Cook, who created Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major, talked to Sinclair Broadcast Group about a recent South Park episode about Donald Trump that has raised controversy.

  • Manny Paraschos and Mayor Walsh

    Mayor Walsh presented with SPJ award

    Journalism faculty and students were among those who gathered at the Eagle Room in City Hall on the afternoon of September 25 for a presentation of the Society of Professional Journalists’ National Historic Site in Journalism award to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The award honors the City of Boston’s contributions to the field of journalism. 

  • Kevin Dwyer '13

    Dwyer '13 works on 'Book of Mormon' in Boston

    With a degree in Stage and Production Management from Emerson, Kevin Dwyer ’13, is following his love for the arts on a Broadway national tour. Dwyer is currently working as an Assistant Stage Manger on The Book of Mormon during its current national tour. 

  • Emerson seal

    2015 Emmy wins for alumni, parent

    Four Emerson alumni and one parent who work in the entertainment industry won Emmy Awards for their work in television over the past year. There were 25 Emerson community members nominated.

  • Anthony Monzon '16

    Alumni share insight into covering campaigns

    As the 2016 election approaches, budding journalism and political communication students attended a discussion of life on the campaign trail and the challenges of effectively reporting on presidential candidates in the Bill Bordy Theater on September 18.

  • jody Steel

    Steel ’14 in Business Insider for her artwork

    VMA alumna Jody Steel is creating a stir again with her unusual art; she uses her body as a canvas.

  • Martie Cook

    Cook on WGBH Radio for Comedic Arts

    Associate Chair of VMA Martie Cook spoke with WGBH’s Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar, about Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major


Michael Moats

Writing in Politics

The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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