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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  • Gergely, Blye

    Comedy TV alumni share advice

    A full house plus a comedy television legend, Allan Blye, showed up at Emerson College Los Angeles on March 13 for a panel discussion with several alumni who work in the business today.

  • Menounos ’00 on KTTV LA, talks about her new show

    Alumna Maria Menounos talks about her new show Chasing Maria Menounos, premiering on the Oxygen Channel on Tuesday, March 18.

  • Mayne

    Architect Mayne discusses Emerson LA design

    Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne stopped by his creation, the new Emerson College Los Angeles, on March 11 and talked to a packed crowd about how the building was designed.

  • Anaridis Rodriguez

    Alumna joins Weather Channel

    Anaridis Rodriguez, MA '11, may be the first news anchor to specifically work for The Weather Channel when its new morning show launches March 17.

  • Menounos, Bergeron

    Emerson LA dazzles community with gala

    Emerson College's spectacular new home in Hollywood officially opened with a dazzling celebration March 8 that was attended by more than 600 alumni, parents, students, and friends and viewed by thousands via the Internet.

  • Bensussen

    Bensussen, Ben-Aharon '12, noted for 'Hard Love'

    Performing Arts Chair Melia Bensussen and Guy Ben-Aharon '12 were featured in the Boston Globe for their directing roles in the play Hard Love.

  • ELA

    ELA gets major press coverage

    Numerous media outlets have reported on Emerson's expanded footprint in Hollywood with the opening of Emerson College Los Angeles this semester.

  • Shlesinger

    Two Emersonians at SXSW

    Two Emersonians are scheduled to participate in this year's celebrated South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas: Iliza Shlesinger '05 and Jenessa Carder, MA '11.

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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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