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.

  • Alum honored for journalism in Greece

    Dimitri Pefanis, MA '02, recently won a journalistic excellence award for his reporting on the Greek economy for the publication Ta Nea.

  • Cafe Variations opens April 13

    World-premiere musical Café Variations opens at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on April 13 and runs for two weekends only, through April 22.

  • Mega-hit Megamind, written by Emerson grads

    Congratulations to Alan Schoolcraft ‘95 and Brent Simons ‘97, who wrote the screenplay for the #1 movie in North America. Last weekend, DreamWorks’ Megamind scored $43.7 million at the box office.

  • Mahoney '89, longtime journalist, dies at 46

    Chris Mahoney '89, a longtime journalist and part-time faculty member in Journalism from 2008-2012, has died. He was 46.

  • Stein '79 recognized for leadership

    Tobie Stein '79, a member of the Alumni Board of Directors, will be recognized at the Top Women in Business Networking and Awards event in New York next month.

  • Former President Koenig Dies at 73

    Former Emerson College President Allen E. Koenig died on August 28, 2012. He was 73 and lived in Dublin, Ohio.

  • Watsky '10 a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Slam poet George Watsky ’10 appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, January 27, performing Pale Kid Raps Fast, a video that has brought him Internet fame.

  • 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.

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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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