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.

  • IRNE

    IRNE nominates numerous Emersonians

    The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) has announced its nominations for its annual award show, and several Emersonians have made the list.

  • Wittels

    TV producer Harris Wittels '06 dies at 30

    Harris Wittels ’06, Emerson alumnus and co-executive producer of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, was found dead at his Los Angeles home on February 19. He was 30 years old.


    RTNDA students, alumni meet in Hollywood

    Emerson College alumni and Journalism students gathered for a dinner in Hollywood on February 18 to network and celebrate recent successes. 

  • Howe_lou

    'Gabriel' film examines mental illness

    Writer and director Lou Howe screened his debut feature film, Gabriel, and offered unique insight into the filmmaking process to Emerson College Los Angeles students and alumni on February 17.

  • Stewart

    Jon Stewart won't be news anchor, says Herzog '81

    Viacom entertainment executive and Emerson College Trustee Doug Herzog ’81 says don’t expect The Daily Show’s outgoing host, comedian Jon Stewart, to anchor the real news anytime soon.

  • 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.

  • Richard LaGravanese

    LaGravenese Q&A featured on RogerEbert.com

    RogerEbert.com recently posted an article about alumnus and Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese’s fifth directorial narrative feature, The Last 5 Years.


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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