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.

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    Alumna, TV exec praises Emerson LA

    For students deciding whether to attend Emerson College Los Angeles, Jennifer O'Connell '94, an executive at CORE Media Group, says, "I can't recommend it enough."

  • Denis Leary

    Leary '79 returns to FX for new pilot show

    Denis Leary '79 will write and star in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, a new comedy from FX.

  • Whalen

    Whalen '14 to blend theatre and exercise

    Orrin Whalen '14 hopes to blend his theatre design experience with his passion for exercise when he arrives at the new Emerson College Los Angeles this weekend.

  • Montero

    Montero '14 gets BBC internship in LA

    Journalism major Kathleen Montero '14 flies from her Manhattan home to the new Emerson College Los Angeles this weekend for an internship with BBC Worldwide.

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    Cali sun makes Emerson LA green

    When students walk into the eye-catchingly new Emerson College Los Angeles on January 12, they will enter one of the most environmentally friendly buildings on Sunset Boulevard.

  • By Erin Connolly ’15

    Ryder '94 credits career to Emerson LA

    Aaron Ryder '94 has produced blockbuster movies like Memento, The Prestige, and Donnie Darko. He says Emerson College Los Angeles put him on the right path early in his career.

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    Gup's book touches Ohio town

    Journalism Professor Ted Gup's hometown of Canton, Ohio, is hosting a month of events to honor his book, A Secret Gift, a true story of how Canton residents got help from a Secret Santa in 1933.

  • Berry

    Berry '14 returns to LA roots

    Erin Berry '14, an Acting major and Los Angeles-area native, is returning to her roots January 12 when she becomes one of the first students to attend the new Emerson College Los Angeles.

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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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