Staff

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Manager

Diana Barton ’91

Diana is a 1991 Graduate of Emerson College, with a Bachelors in Communication and Television Production. For the past 20 years she has been a PA, Script Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Associate Director and/or Producer on hundreds of television shows. If you’ve seen an awards show, red carpet, or live televised concert or special, most likely Diana was a part of it. She is a proud member of the Directors Guild of America as a Television AD, and owner of Walking City Production Rentals. Recruited by Kevin Bright to advise on the 30th Annual EVVY Awards, Diana was brought back into the Emerson College fold. She expanded her role here when offered the job of Manager of the Emerson Television Channels, which she gladly accepted. She lives on the South Shore with the loves of her lives, her husband David and their boys Shea and Conlan.

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Director of Production

Emily Stikeman ’18

Emily is a Studio Television Production major from a small town in New Hampshire. As the Director of Production, Emily oversees all of the content on the channel, assesses any issues with production, and stays in close communication with all the Executive Producers. Emily got her start as the Post-Production Supervisor for one show on the channel, and has since then, been a crew member on over 10 productions in just 1.5 years. One of her favorite positions was Executive Producing for Speechless for both 2016 semesters. After college, Emily aspires to move on to work for a non-fiction show as a member of the production crew, eventually working her way up to Executive Producer. When away from the channel, you can find Emily knitting, running her online store, or watching Project Runway.

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Director of Programming

Ivy Sears ’19

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Sports Director

Joe Jacobs ’17

Joe is a senior double-majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Sports Communication from Concord, Massachusetts. As the Director of Sports Production, Joe oversees and runs Emerson Channel Sports, the worldwide leader in Emerson sports coverage. ECS broadcasts and cover the college’s athletic events, teams, and its players on the channel during live games and in-studio shows, on social media, and for the web. Joe was promoted to sports director after serving as an executive producer. He has also served as the executive producer of EIV’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct and has served as the sports director for WEBN-TV. He plays on the Emerson baseball team and has interned for National Public Radio’s Only A Game sports show, CBS Boston’s sports department, and currently is a multimedia production intern for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

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Director of Education

Jill Anderson ’19

Jill is a Junior VMA Production major from Nashua, NH. As Director of Education, Jill organizes educational workshops that help students learn more about television and film production and also oversees the non-tuition credit program. Jill first got involved with the channel in her first semester at Emerson, working in a front row rotation on Speechless and as a Shooter/Editor on Reel Reactions. From there, Jill later went on to produce Fast Forward/Rewind and Reel Reactions, and found a serious passion for television producing. When away from the channel, Jill loves to watch Netflix, play video games, and explore Boston and its surrounding areas.
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Director of Marketing

Rey Sawan ’18

Rey Sawan is a Junior Marketing Communications major and Entrepreneurial Studies minor from Beirut, Lebanon. Rey was raised in Dubai, UAE and has developed his appreciation for marketing communications and psychology through living in a melting pot of culture. Rey has participated in EmComm, a student-run Advertising agency, since his freshman year at Emerson, and has acquired the skills to direct and manage large teams. His professional interests lay in the realm of advertising, strategy, and planning, and he holds several internships at top agencies in these fields. Rey aspires to become a strategic management consultant, or planner, where he feels his research and understanding of people will be best put to use. When Rey is not busy with school or extracurriculars he enjoys snowboarding, staying active, and eating everything in his way.
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Director of Broadcast Operations

Samuel Kaufman ’19

Director of Graphics

Jon Denton ’18

Jon Denton is a Junior Visual Media Arts student from Shoreline Connecticut, Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at Emerson College. Coming from a dense arts background, he puts his creative efforts towards film making, creating original artwork, and independent motion graphics design. Involved with the Emerson Channel since his freshman year, Jon has enjoyed working with other students to successfully achieve their aesthetic goals.