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.

  • Shepard film

    Josue '01 releases Matthew Shepard documentary

    An Emerson alumna who was close friends with Matthew Shepard—the gay man brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998 due to his sexual orientation, which sparked nationwide hate crime legislation—is releasing a documentary, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, on Friday, February 13, in Los Angeles.

  • Marre

    Marre '09 named Sen. Collins' communications director

    Alleigh Marre ’09 has been named communications director to U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Collins’s office made the announcement February 10.

  • Kwan

    Kwan '13 steers mayor speeches in snow

    With another potential blizzard predicted for Boston this weekend, Nancy Kwan '13 continues to get some intense but rewarding work experience as the city weathers several major snowstorms: She is one of two speechwriters for Mayor Marty Walsh.

  • Super Bowl 2015

    ELA students work Super Bowl Halftime Show

    A few lucky seniors at Emerson College Los Angeles who formerly worked for the Emerson Channel recently worked as talent escorts for the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

  • Pelton, Georges

    Pelton hosts Boston poet laureate at home

    Emerson President Lee Pelton held a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at his Beacon Hill home for newly named Boston poet laureate Danielle Legros Georges ’86.

  • A Far Cry

    Grammy-nominated group works with marketing students

    Students in a Marketing Communication class are crafting a marketing plan for a local chamber orchestra that happens to be nominated for a Grammy Award. The awards are being presented this Sunday, February 8.

  • Abernathy

    Abernathy '80 shares dad's civil rights stories

    Actor and author Donzaleigh Abernathy ’80 shared stories about growing up as the daughter of civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy—which included marching from Selma to Montgomery—during a lecture at Emerson College Los Angeles on February 3.

  • Blackwell

    CW executive gets Emerson degree, oversees hit show

    Traci Blackwell is a CW television network executive relishing in a Golden Globe win for a show she oversees, Jane the Virgin, just months after receiving her Emerson College master's degree.

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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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