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.

  • Pearl Wible

    Wible ’05 on Variety’s List of Film Leaders

    Alumna Pearl Wible is the Director of Digital Content and Strategy for Legendary Entertainment. And now she’s also one of Variety’s selected New Top Hollywood Leaders in Film.

  • Riley talks Righteous Brothers on OnPoint

    Assistant Professor in Journalism Tim Riley was a guest with singer-songwriter Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook. 

  • Jae Williams

    Alumni Win Artist Fellowships from The Boston Foundation

    Danielle Legros Georges ’86 and Jae Williams ’08 are among 10 local artists announced by The Boston Foundation to be in the fourth cohort of Brother Thomas Fellows. 

  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    First Women in Film & Media Summit Slated for November

    The first Women in Film & Media Summit aims to create opportunities for women in the industry.

  • 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. 

  • 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.


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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