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.

  • 3 Emerson alums win Emmys

    Three Emersonians won Emmy Awards on September 22, at the 65th annual ceremony in Los Angeles.

  • Leno, Menounos, community pay tribute to Trailer

    Jay Leno '73, Maria Menounos '00 and the Emerson community are mourning the loss of Rex Trailer, iconic TV host and Emerson faculty member.

  • Alumnus, Trustee Sharma’s Q&A with Boston Globe

    Included on Barron’s list of top financial advisers in America, Raj Sharma, MS ’83, an Emerson Trustee since 2012, is featured in the Boston Globe’s Business section.

  • Emerson trustee named Patron Technology VP

    Robert B. Friend ’79, a trustee and past president of the Emerson Alumni Association, has been named vice president of business development and strategy at Patron Technology of New York City.

  • Stearns Award boosts faculty projects

    Two assistant professors were honored November 19 at the Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award Luncheon.

  • Javits Fellowship goes to alumnus

    The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that provides up to $40,000 per year to students entering a doctoral program in the fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Laverne Cox kicks off Trans Awareness Week

    Laverne Cox, transgender actor in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black, spoke to a full house at the Bright Family Screening Room on November 4 to kick off Emerson's first Transgender Awareness Week.

  • Alum co-produces Broadway play with Sigourney Weaver

    A theater production co-produced by Jason Grossman '02 that stars Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce is being transferred to Broadway and opens in previews March 5.


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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