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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    2015 Emmy wins for alumni, parent

    Four Emerson alumni and one parent who work in the entertainment industry won Emmy Awards for their work in television over the past year. There were 25 Emerson community members nominated.

  • Anthony Monzon '16

    Alumni share insight into covering campaigns

    As the 2016 election approaches, budding journalism and political communication students attended a discussion of life on the campaign trail and the challenges of effectively reporting on presidential candidates in the Bill Bordy Theater on September 18.

  • Martie Cook

    Cook on WGBH Radio for Comedic Arts

    Associate Chair of VMA Martie Cook spoke with WGBH’s Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar, about Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major

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    Steel ’14 in Business Insider for her artwork

    VMA alumna Jody Steel is creating a stir again with her unusual art; she uses her body as a canvas.

  • Students register new citizens to vote

    Students register new citizens to vote

    Emerson students and staff joined the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) at Faneuil Hall on September 17 to help upwards of 400 newly naturalized U.S. citizens register to vote. 

  • Students watch debate

    Former Obama strategist, students view debate

    CNN’s Republican Presidential Debate on September 16 brought students, faculty, and former Obama Administration strategist Fred Baldassaro ’96 to the Little Building Dining Hall to view and discuss the three-hour event as it was broadcast live.

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    Bordy Media Conference Center dedicated at ELA

    Publisher, actor, writer, and director Bill Bordy ’58 was honored with the dedication of the Bill Bordy Media Conference Center on September 9 at Emerson Los Angeles to celebrate his $2.5 million gift to the College.

  • 9/11 vigil

    Alumni, students remember 9/11

    More than 100 people from Emerson and the Boston community gathered at the Gazebo of the Boston Common on Friday evening, September 11, to remember the lives of those lost on September 11, 2011, in an annual vigil hosted by Sonia Tita Puopolo ’96, MA ’97; Communication Studies Chair Gregory Payne; Emerson’s Communication, Politics, and Law Association (CPLA); and Sandra and John Talanian.


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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