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.

  • Iliza Shlesinger

    Shlesinger ’05 announcement in Hollywood Reporter

    Alumna Iliza Shlesinger will host Separation Anxiety, a new TBS relationship game show that will launch in late 2015.

  • Malcolm Rogers, Anne Hawley, Tom Lentz

    Arts leaders at Emerson, covered by WGBH and Boston Globe

    President Pelton hosted a reception at the Paramount Center for retiring arts leaders Malcom Rogers, MFA; Anne Hawley, Gardner Museum; and Tom Lentz, Harvard Museums.

  • Alex Clark '16

    Frat leaders attending Conference on College Men

    Two Emerson fraternity leaders will join Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) director Melanie Matson at the Conference on College Men from June 18-20, when the trio will lead a discussion on how fraternities can help prevent power-based interpersonal violence, including abusive relationships, stalking, sexual assault, and harassment.

  • Resayre

    'Crumbs' to premiere at LA Film Fest

    The film Crumbs, a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi romance executive produced by Sergio Uguet de Resayre ‘02, premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 14. Uguet de Resayre, who also works as the broadcast operations manager at Fox International Channels for the Nordic and Baltic countries, has written, produced and directed several short films. Crumbs marks his first feature film production. 

  • Jody Steel

    'Leg art' alumna performing at TED-X

    It was nearly two years ago when Jody Steel ’14 got a leg up when it came to her viral “leg art,” and now she is making huge strides—getting attention on Buzzfeed and performing a live drawing at a TED Talks event in Culver City, California, on June 13.

  • Danielle Legros Georges

    Legros Georges '86 featured in Boston Globe

    Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges talks to the Boston Globe about moving to Mattapan from Haiti as a young girl and how she was exposed to the arts at an early age through the Haitian community in Boston as well as her own family.

  • Museum thumb

    Arts museum directors honored at Emerson

    Emerson College hosted a well attended reception and discussion on June 4 to honor the work of three prominent Boston–area arts museum directors who are all stepping down from their posts this year.

  • The Wall

    Artist recreates 'The Wall' for Alumni Weekend

    A stained glass recreation of "The Wall," the beloved landmark outside Emerson's former Beacon Street campus, was on display in the College's Iwasaki Library over 2015 Alumni Weekend.


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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