Emerson College is known for its theater and film programs, well-placed Hollywood-star alumni, and quirky student pursuits like its Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch team. Now the downtown college is also rapidly making a name for itself as a launching pad for sports broadcasters and writers.
A recent Emerson graduate has been dubbed the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster, and two other Emerson students are ranked in the top 20. Alumni are landing competitive jobs as local sports anchors, play-by-play announcers, and beat writers.
One alumnus covers the Patriots beat for NESN.com, another is the play-by-play announcer for the Green Bay Packers, and more than half a dozen alumni are associate producers at ESPN.