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.

For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Julie Hennrikus

    Emerson faculty in a who wunnit?

    This week, Julie Hennrikus’s mystery, Just Killing Time, published under the pen name Julianne Holmes, was nominated for a 2015 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. “I can’t tell you what this nomination means to me,” said Hennrikus, who teaches arts management at Emerson and is executive director of StageSource. “It’s just a dream come true.”

  • Maria Stephanos

    Stephanos ’88 Accepts Anchor Position with WCVB

    Alumna Maria Stephanos accepted a position with local Boston station WCVB Channel 5 after leaving Fox 25 in the fall.

  • The documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival

    Bright '76 and Recent Grads to Debut Film at SXSW

    Documentary executive produced by Emerson College Los Angeles Vice President and Founding Director Kevin Bright '76, and directed by alumnus Garrett Zevgetis MA’05, will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March. 

  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

    Kwan ’10 and Scheinert ’09 Debut Film at Sundance

    Alumni Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert talk to Rolling Stone about their film Swiss Army Man that premiered to a sold out crowd at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

  • Jim Cummings

    Jim Cummings ’09 awarded at Sundance, Deadline Hollywood

    Alumnus Jim Cummings’s film Thunder Road is covered in Deadline Hollywood for earning top award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Awards.

  • Dorothy Aufiero

    Aufiero ’80 photographed at film screening in Boston Globe

    Alumna and producer Dorothy Aufiero ’80 (The Fighter) was pictured at a Hollywood screening for a new film she co-produced titled The Finest Hours.   

  • Norman Lear

    Lear ’44 and Herzog ‘81 in Variety

    Alumni Norman Lear and Doug Herzog were honored with the National Association of Television Program Executive’s (NATPE’s) 13th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, held at Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel. The event and award honorees were featured in Variety.

  • Ed Madison

    Madison ’79 on journalism, Media Shift

    Alumnus Ed Madison, currently serving as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, was interviewed by Media Shift about the challenges of community engagement in journalism.

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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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