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.


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.


Director of Programming

Ana Tenewitz ’18

Ana is a Junior Studio Television Producer Major from the Hudson Valley, New York. As the Director of Programming, Ana oversees the content and programming of The Channel, including the Scheduling and Submissions Managers, as well as the Executive Producers. Ana began her time at The Emerson Channel on Speechless’ rotating crew, eventually Executive Producing it in Fall 2015. Favorite positions since include Video Operating and Production Supervisor for Good Morning Emerson. Ana also has producing experience with EIV, working an EP for TEDxEmersonCollege and The Dish. Her favorite part of The Emerson Channel is the way in which students learn producing and technical skills from their students and friends, as well as through experience and building lifelong connection. When Ana is away from the channel, she enjoys seeing movies, knitting and acquiring succulents.


Sports Director

Joe Jacobs ’17


Director of Education

Ivy Sears ’19

Ivy is a Sophomore VMA Production major from Mendocino, California. As Director of Education, Ivy organizes educational workshops that help students learn more about television and film production, as well as oversees the non tuition credit program. Ivy first got involved with the channel in her second semester of freshman year and immediately fell in love. She has worked on many shows, including Good Morning Emerson, Closing Time, Breaking News, and Fast Forward/Rewind. When away from the channel Ivy enjoys watching tv and movies, taking long walks around Boston, and petting as many dogs as possible.


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 developed his appreciation for marketing communications 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. Rey aspires to work for a digital advertising agency, in effort to follow the most current trends. When Rey is not busy with school or extracurriculars he enjoys snowboarding, staying active, and cooking food.


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.