Notable Alumni

A sampling of Emerson College's alumni.

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Acting and Performance
Broadcast and Print Journalism
Communications and Marketing
Entrepreneurs
Film and Television Production and Writing
Finance and Business
Government
Radio
Sports
Theater Production
Writing and Publishing

Acting and Performance

Michael Angelakos '09, lead vocals, keyboard, Passion Pit
Veronica Belmont '04, freelance video host, producer, Sound and Laser, LLC
Jerry Bishop '58, announcer, Judge Judy
Bill Bordy '58, actor, director, Annabel Lee, The Ice Runner, Side Roads
Eddie Brill '80, comedian, writer, actor, Late Show with David Letterman
Bill Burr ’93, comedian, Kroll Show, Chappelle Show
Joseph Leo Bwarie '99, actor/recording artist Jersey Boys, Valentine’s Day, Raising Helen
Mario Cantone '82, actor, comedian, Sex and the City, Chappelle Show
Jennifer Coolidge '85, actress, American Pie, Legally Blonde, Best in Show
Jeff Coons '12, yo-yo champion, Duncan Crew USA, freelance video editor
Cynthia Crane '57, Broadway chanteuse, jazz cabaret singer
Richard Dysart '56, actor, L.A. Law
Spalding Gray '63, actor, Swimming to CambodiaGray's Anatomy
Eric Hutchinson '02, musician
Shira Lazar '04, host, What’s Trending
Denis Leary '79, actor, comedian, Rescue Me
Jay Leno '73, comedian, host, The Tonight Show
Ellyn Marsh '00, actress, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Kinky Boots
Andrea Martin '69, actress, SCTV, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Young Frankenstein
Matt McGorry '08, actor, Orange is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder
Betsy Morgan '03, actress, A Little Night Music
Iliza Shlesinger '05, comedian
Emily Skeggs ’12, Fun Home
Justin Willman '02, comedian, host, Food Network: Cupcake Wars
Henry Winkler '67, actor, Happy Days, Arrested Development
Steven Wright '78, comedian, actor


Broadcast and Print Journalism

Dan Bigman '92, managing editor, Forbes Media
Pam Cross '75, anchor, WCVB-TV Boston
Morton Dean '57, consultant, Morton Dean
Gaby Dunn '10, blogger, gabbydunn.com
Latoyia Edwards '98, anchor, New England Cable Network
Jason Fell '03, managing editor, Entrepreneur.com
Lowell Galindo '03, anchor, ESPN
Michele Gillen '77, chief investigative reporter, WFOR-TV Miami
Ed Harding '75, anchor, WCVB-TV Boston
Lauren Landry '11, creator of Digitral Content, Northeastern
Gene Lavanchy '86, morning anchor, Fox 25 Boston
Brendan McCarthy '04, KyCIR Managing Editor, Louisville Public Media
Maria Menounos '00, host, Extra TV
Larry Potash '89, anchor, WGN-TV Chicago
Maria Stephanos G'93, anchor, Fox 25 Boston
David Wade '95, anchor, WBZ TV Boston
Susan Wornick '71, anchor, WCVB TV Boston

Communications and Marketing

Susan Banks '76, executive vice president of Marketing and Creative Services, TV One
Lisa Gregorian '83, president and chief marketing officer, Warner Bros.
David Gwizdowski '80, senior vice president of Marketing and Sales, Associated Press
Alyse Nelson '96, president and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Cyndi Roy '04, communications director, Attorney General Maura Healey
Lee Stacey '76, Business Development, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Entrepreneurs

Bobbi Brown '79, CEO, Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics
Evy Chen '10, founder, Evy Tea
Morgan First '06, CEO, Second Glass
Tory Johnson '92, CEO, Women for Hire
Gabi Moskowitz '04, founder, The BrokeAss Gourmet
Shara Senderoff '07, co-founder and CEO, Career Sushi, founder, Leverage

Film and Television Production and Writing

Randy Barbato ’82, founder, World of Wonder and producer, Million Dollar Listing New York
Holly Bario '89, president of Production, DreamWorks Animation
Traci Blackwell, MA '14, vice president of Current Programming, The CW Television Network
Dave Blass ’90, production designer, Justified, Constantine
Kate Boutilier '81, writer, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys
Megan Bradner '02, vice president of Development and Production, Marvel Television
Kevin Bright '76, executive producer, Friends, Kevin Bright Productions
Kevin Campbell '87, executive vice president of Marketing, The Disney Studios
Chet Collier '50, co-founder, Fox News
Lucia Cottone '92, senior vice president of Development and Current Programming, Sony Pictures Television
Vin Di Bona '66, CEO, Vin Di Bona Productions, America's Funniest Home Videos
Paul Dini ’79, writer, Batman: the Animated Series, Lost
Eric Drysdale '93, writer, The Colbert Report
Bill Fiala '95, executive director of Post-production, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Ronald Forchheimer '81, senior director of digital video, ESPN
John Frink '82, writer, executive producer, The Simpsons
Laura Ballinger Gardner ’94, art director and production designer, Gotham, Brokeback Mountain, The Fighter
Sarah Green '81, producer, Frida, Tree of Life
Todd Greenwald '91, executive producer, Wizards of Waverly Place
Anna Hamilton Phelan '65, screenwriter, Amelia
Doug Herzog '81, president, Viacom Entertainment Group-MTV Networks
Doug Holloway '76, president of Multichannel Distribution, ION Media Networks
Al Jaffe '68, vice president of Talent Negotiations, ESPN
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko '83, costume designer, American Horror Story, Big Love
David Klotz '94, music editor, Glee, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones
Norman Lear '44, writer, producer, All in The Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons
Andrew Leviton '06, film editor, Hotel Transylvania
Tom Mahoney ’91, visual effects, Gotham, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Brittany Martin ’10, producer, The Voice
Michael McCusker '88, film editor, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma
Stacy McKee, MA'99, writer and executive producer, Grey's Anatomy
Harvey Miller '59, screenwriter, Private Benjamin
Opus Moreschi '00, head writer, The Colbert Report
Max Mutchnick '87, executive producer, Will & Grace, co-founder of KoMut Entertainment
Erik Osterholm ’08, producer, Vice, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Robert Paine ’92, supervising producer / executive-in-charge of production, Eventvision
Aaron Ryder '94, producer, Memento, Mud, Donnie Darko
Dawn Steinberg '83, executive vice president of Talent and Casting, Sony Pictures Television
Joel Stillerman '84, president of original programing and development, AMC Network
Aaron Stockard '01, screenwriter, The Town, Gone Baby Gone
Carolyn Strauss '84, clothing designer, HSN
Alex Tse '98, screenwriter, Watchmen
Judy Tygard '80, senior producer, CBS
Brian Weidling '96, founder, Tumbleweed Entertainment
John Wentworth '81, executive vice president of Communications, CBS Television Studios
Harris Wittels '06, writer and producer, Parks and Recreation 

Finance and Business

Ted Cutler '51, philanthropist
Michael Mendenhall '84, CMO, CCO, Flextronics
Larry Rasky '78, chairman, Rasky Baerlin Strategic Communications, Inc.
Paul Santinelli '91, partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
Raj Sharma '83, managing director of Investments, Merrill Lynch    
    

Government

Andrew Kline '87, executive in residence, American University
Peter Meade '70, chief economic development officer, City of Boston
Kathi-Anne Reinstein '97, government affairs manager, Boston Beer Company
Aaron Snipe '94, spokesperson, U.S. Dept. of Foreign Service

Radio

Constance Lloyd '79, general manager, CBS Radio
Dave Maynard '51, WBZ Boston personality
Art Silverman '71, senior producer, National Public Radio, All Things Considered
Jacquie Gales Webb '77, project manager, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Sports

Rob Hennigan '04, general manager, Orlando Magic
Wayne Larrivee '77, play-by-play announcer, Green Bay Packers

Sam Presti ‘00, general manager, Oklahoma City Thunder

Mark Quenzel '82, senior vice president of Programming and Production, NFL Network
James Carmichael '08, brand manager, National Football League

Theater Production and Writing

Jacalyn Florin '81, producer, Jesus Christ Superstar, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Jason Grossman '02, producer, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Peter and the Starcatcher
Judith Resnick '64, producer, Porgy and Bess
, All About Me
Paul Tetreault '84, producing director, Ford's Theater    

Writing and Publishing

Laura van den Berg, writer, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
Stephen Christy '07, president of development, BOOM! Studios
Jack Gantos '76, MA '84, writer,
Rotten Ralph book series
Seth Grahame-Smith '98, writer,
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Joe Randazzo '02, creative director of Adult Swim [Originals], former editor of The Onion
Kira Salak '93, travel writer and winner of the PEN Award for journalism
Olen Steinhauer, MFA'99, writer,
The Milo Weaver Trilogy



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