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.

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  • Russell Granet

    Alumnus Named to Number Two Spot at Lincoln Center

    Emerson College alumnus Russell Granet ’87 has been named executive vice president of Lincoln Center Education, Community Engagement, and International, where he will oversee the New York–based performing arts organization’s global consulting division, as well as advocacy and outreach to local schools and nonprofits.

  • Art Teitelbaum

    Scholarship Honors a Friendship with Opportunity

    Ed Ansin described his friend, Art Teitelbaum, as above all, “dedicated” – to fighting discrimination, to protecting people’s rights, and to spreading the message of tolerance and equality. So when Teitelbaum passed away last November at the age of 77, Ansin wanted to help pass along that dedication to a whole new generation of Emerson students. The Art Teitelbaum ’60 Memorial Scholarship will recognize two undergraduate students annually who are from Massachusetts with a major in Journalism and demonstrated financial need. Each student will be awarded a $5,000 grant, starting in fall 2016.

  • 'Disparo Al Corazon'

    Emerson Alum Directs Grammy-Winning Album Videos

    Ethan Lader '01 directed videos for the Ricky Martin singles, Disparo Al Corazon and Adios, off A Quien Quiera Escuchar, winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

  • Joe Randazzo

    Joe Randazzo ’02 Creates Viral Donald Trump Video

    Alumnus Joe Randazzo ’02, former editor of The Onion, created a parody of GOP candidate Donald Trump on the comedy website Funny Or Die.

  • 'Peace' by Jody Steel

    'Leg art' alumna to sell designs for Red Cross

    The Desert to the Sea Region of the Red Cross, which covers a swath of California from Orange County to the Arizona border, will sell apparel featuring one of four Jody Steel designs, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to fund the agency’s Fire Preparedness Campaign. Steel '14, whose ink-on-thigh portrait of Walter White from Breaking Bad went viral in 2013, had made a time-lapse video of her drawing a dove bursting through a heart-shaped, flag-filled hole on someone’s bare back, and put it up on YouTube. The video, “Peace,” was inspired by the attacks on Paris and Beirut last November.

  • Julie Hennrikus

    Emerson faculty in a who wunnit?

    This week, Julie Hennrikus’s mystery, Just Killing Time, published under the pen name Julianne Holmes, was nominated for a 2015 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. “I can’t tell you what this nomination means to me,” said Hennrikus, who teaches arts management at Emerson and is executive director of StageSource. “It’s just a dream come true.”

  • The documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival

    Bright '76 and Recent Grads to Debut Film at SXSW

    Documentary executive produced by Emerson College Los Angeles Vice President and Founding Director Kevin Bright '76, and directed by alumnus Garrett Zevgetis MA’05, will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March. 

  • Maria Stephanos

    Stephanos ’88 Accepts Anchor Position with WCVB

    Alumna Maria Stephanos accepted a position with local Boston station WCVB Channel 5 after leaving Fox 25 in the fall.

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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