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.

  • Host of PBS Between the Lines Barry Kibrick and Journalism Dept. Chair Ted Gup

    Journalism Chair Ted Gup to appear on popular PBS show

    Journalism Department Chair Ted Gup was interviewed by TV host Barry Kibrick in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick.

  • Beneath Contempt poster

    Emerson-made film debuts at Slamdance Festival

    The 16-year-old festival will screen just 56 shorts and 18 features from around the world this year, including Beneath Contempt, which was filmed locally in late summer 2009 by a handful of Emerson graduates.

  • Art Stewart ’82

    Stewart '82 sees boom time ahead for strategic communicators

    Stewart ’82 will show Emerson students how McDonald’s and other companies have dealt with significant CSR issues, including sustainability and environmental and social responsibility, through his class.

  • Denis Leary ’79

    Denis Leary's Emerson Experience

    We recently caught up with author, actor, producer, and comedian Denis Leary ’79 on the set of Ice Age 4, and asked him to participate in a new series of features we are calling “The Emerson Experience.”

  • doug herzog

    Doug Herzog '81 Honored by The Help Group

    Doug Herzog ’81, President of MTV Networks Entertainment Group and creator of Comedy Central, received The Help Humanitarian Award at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

  • Scott Sinclair '10

    Scott Sinclair '10 Has Directorial Debut

    Performing Arts alumnus Scott Sinclair's directorial debut, Striking 12, runs from December 8 to January 2 at Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street.

  • Caucus

    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.

  • Joe Pierandozzi, Barbara Segal Rutberg ’68, and Natasha Mieszowski

    Scholarship Dinner Brings Students and Donors Together

    Graduate and undergraduate students mingled with alumni, family, and friends at the annual scholarship dinner hosted by Emerson President Jacqueline Liebergott on November 18.


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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