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.

  • Alumni plan 'Blue Mountain State' film

    The Emerson alumni behind the former Spike TV show Blue Mountain State are trying to turn the cult comedy into a movie.

  • Emerson LA grand opening set

    A week-long series of events—starting with a ticketed gala with several high-profile guests on Saturday, March 8—will celebrate the grand opening of Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • Rasky Spins Music with Boston Roots

    Emerson Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and alumnus Larry Rasky ’78 made a guest DJ appearance on Emerson radio station WERS (88.9 FM) on August 30.

  • Boston Strong students donate $894K

    The Emerson students who created the highly successful Boston Strong T-shirts to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon attacks capped their two-month campaign June 11 with a check to The One Fund for $893,940.

  • Emerson mourns the loss of Rev. John Coffee

    Longtime Emerson faculty member and Professor Emeritus of History John M. Coffee Jr. died on May 8, 2012.

  • Journalism alumni win local 2014 Emmys

    Seven Emerson alumni working in the television news industry won Boston/New England Emmy Awards on June 7.

  • Recent graduates win Peabody Award

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have won a Peabody Award for their critically acclaimed documentary, Hollow, which examines a rural county in West Virginia.

  • President Liebergott, Alumni Honored by Caucus

    On December 5, President Jackie Liebergott, Vin Di Bona ’66, and Jenna Lyng ’10 were honored at the 28th Annual Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

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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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