Notable Alumni

A sampling of Emerson College's alumni.

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

Acting and Performance

Michael Angelakos '09, lead vocals, keyboard, Passion Pit
Veronica Belmont '04, host, producer,
Jerry Bishop '58, announcer, Judge Judy
Bill Bordy '58, actor, director, Annabel Lee, The Ice Runner, Side Roads
Eddie Brill '80, comedian
Joseph Leo Bwarie '99, actor, Jersey Boys
Mario Cantone '82, actor, comedian, Sex and the City
Jennifer Coolidge '85, actress, American Pie, Legally Blonde, Best in Show
Jeff Coons '12, yo-yo champion, Duncan Crew USA
Cynthia Crane '57, Broadway chanteuse
Richard Dysart '56, actor, L.A. Law
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, SCTVMy Big Fat Greek Wedding, Young Frankenstein
Betsy Morgan '03, actress, A Little Night Music
Iliza Shlesinger '05, comedian

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, journalist, ABC News
Gaby Dunn '10, bloggger,
Latoyia Edwards '98, anchor, New England Cable Network
Jason Fell '03, managing editor,
Lowell Galindo '03, anchor, ESPN

Michele Gillen '77, chief investigative reporter, WFOR-TV Miami
Ed Harding '75, anchor, WCVB-TV Boston

Lauren Landry '11, columnist,

Gene Lavanchy '86, morning anchor, Fox 25 Boston
Brendan McCarthy '04, reporter, New Orleans Times-Picayune
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, chief marketing officer, Warner Bros.

David Gwizdowski '80, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Associated Press

Alyse Nelson '96, president and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Cyndi Roy '04, communications director, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Lee Stacey '76, senior vice president of sales and marketing, IMG Network


Bobbi Brown '79, CEO, Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics
Morgan First '06, CEO, Second Glass

Tory Johnson '92, CEO, Women for Hire

Gabi Moskowitz '04, founder, The BrokeAss Gourmet
Shara Senderoff '07, CEO, Intern Sushi

Film and Television Production and Writing

Holly Bario '89, co-president of Production, DreamWorks Animation
Kate Boutilier '81, writer, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys

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, producer, ESPN

John Frink '82, writer, executive producer, The Simpsons

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
Michael McCusker '88, film editor, Walk the Line
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

Aaron Ryder '94, producer, Memento, Mud, Donnie Darko
Dawn Steinberg '83, executive vice president of Talent and Casting, Sony Pictures Television

Joel Stillerman '84, executive vice president of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content, 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

Finance and Business

Ted Cutler '51, philanthropist
Michael Mendenhall '84, CEO, president and COO, Archetypes, Inc. Lipman Services Corporation

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                 


Andrew Kline '87, senior trial attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice
Peter Meade '70, chief economic development officer, City of Boston

Kathi-Anne Reinstein '97,
(D) state representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Aaron Snipe '94, spokesperson, U.S. Dept. of Foreign Service


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


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
, editor-in-chief, Archaia Entertainment
Jack Gantos '76, MA '84, writer,
Rotten Ralph book series
Seth Grahame-Smith '98, writer,
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Olen Steinhauer, MFA'99, writer,
The Milo Weaver Trilogy

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