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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  • Alumnus Hanc's Boston Marathon book in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine

    Alumnus John Hanc (’77)’s new book, The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History of the Boston Athletic Association, 1887- 2012, was excerpted in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine.

  • Alumnus Watsky featured in Boston magazine

    Alumnus George Watsky ’10 was featured in Boston magazine talking about his journey from doing spoken word in San Francisco to the top of the iTunes hip hop charts.

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    Entrepreneur sees potential in Emerson

    Mark Donovan '89, who is changing the face of outdoor and mobile advertising, said Emerson has a strong opportunity to become more innovative in the communications field.

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    Students connect with NYC alumni

    More than 50 undergraduates trekked to the Big Apple on March 15 for the annual New York Connection trip, which provided opportunities for current students to meet alumni who share their career paths.

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    Broadway comedy produced by Emerson alumnus receives rave reviews

    Emerson alumnus Jason Grossman ’02 is co-producer of a new Broadway show receiving outstanding reviews. 

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    Farewell to TV legend

    In a touching tribute that became emotional at times, the Emerson community on March 12 laughed and fondly remembered local legend Rex Trailer, the television cowboy and faculty member who wowed millions of children with his show Boomtown.

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    Alumnus LaGravenese writes HBO movie about Liberace

    Emerson alumnus Richard LaGravenese ’80 has written the screenplay for a movie about Liberace, which stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. 

  • Alum's news team wins Cronkite Award

    A cable news network in Washington State that has an Emerson alumnus in a key staff position recently won a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in the Local Cable Station category.


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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