Diana Barton '91

Diana is a 1991 Graduate of Emerson College, with a Bachelors in Communication and Television Production. For close to 30 years she has been a PA, Script Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Stage Manager, 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 Stage Manager, 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 Channel, 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

Destiny S Pineda '21

Destiny is a third year Media Arts Production major from Long Island, New York. She’s been working with the Emerson Channel since her first semester and has since fallen in love with studio television and live event production. Destiny has taken on a variety of roles at the channel from EP to Director of Education to Director of Production, and has loved every minute of it! As the current Director of Production, she oversees all of the channel’s shows, events, and our lovely senior staff. When she’s not working in the studio or rambling about television, Destiny enjoys eating hummus, updating her Linkedin page, and taking a stress nap while the Real Housewives of NY plays in the background.

Director of Programming

Simona Riccardi '21

Simona is a Junior Media Arts Production major and Honors student from New Jersey. As Submissions and Scheduling Coordinator, she is responsible for scheduling weekly content on the channel and soliciting submissions of original content from students, staff and alumni. Simona began working on The Emerson Channel her first semester at Emerson on GME, Breaking News and ECCS From there, she has worked in a variety of positions ranging from Segment Shooter/Editor to Executive Producer, and has found a passion for producing along the way. (On the Emerson Channel, she has produced Fast Forward/Rewind and is producing Comedians on the T Getting Coffee)! When not working in the studio office or talking about The Emerson Channel to anyone who’ll listen, Simona takes great pleasure in taking photos, editing photos on Lightroom, or talking to people about the wonders of Lightroom shortcuts.
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Post Production Supervisor

Jamie De Cesare '21

Jamie De Cesare is from LA, California. He is a VMA major with an interest in Post-Production editing and color correction. Jamie worked Closing Time as an editor and Dream Net and Felt on Felt as a colorist. In his free time, Jamie also likes board games, snowboarding, and sweet early 2000s rock music.

Equipment Manager

Alec Martinez '21

Alec is a sophomore VMA Production Major from New Jersey. As Equipment Manager, Alec oversees Emerson Channel’s Equipment Office, making sure show staff is trained on the latest equipment and ensuring that shows can reserve and order the equipment they need. Outside of Emerson Channel, Alec has worked on many professional sets within the Boston community. While he loves TV, his main goal is eventually become a cinematographer for feature films!


Juliet Fusco '20

Juliet is a Junior Media Arts Production major from Long Island, New York. As the Webmaster,  Juliet is responsible for updating The Emerson Channel website on a weekly basis with resources, episodes from current shows, and provide an ongoing platform for students to showcase their work. In addition, Juliet has been a crew member on multiple Emerson Channel shows, was the Executive Producer of Breaking News, and interns at PBS’ Antiques Roadshow!  Out of the studio, Juliet enjoys editing, marketing, and catching up on her favorite show, “Friends.”                

Scheduling Manager

Joe Davidi '21

Joe is a Junior Media Arts Production major from Bridgewater New Jersey. He started his first role on The Emerson Channel as Director of Breaking News and has held various other positions since then including Producer of Tufte Tonight and Director of Good Morning Emerson. As scheduling and submissions coordinator, Joe is in charge of scheduling the programing that goes on the channel as well as getting new submissions from Emerson students and alumni. When he graduates, he hopes to work in the broadcast industry and is excited to get started as soon as he can!

Director of Marketing

Victoria Garcia ' 21

Victoria is a third-year Business for Creative Enterprises major from Caracas, Venezuela. She had the pleasure of working on various Emerson Channel shows like GME, Speechless, and The Comedy Special. Victoria is a freelance graphic designer and fell in love with marketing her Freshman year. She calls herself a creative entrepreneur who is passionate about promoting and delivering products and services in the most creative way possible. As the current Director of Marketing, Victoria plans and coordinates Emerson Channel’s marketing efforts. If she could, she would spend all her free time inside a movie theater or art museum.

Director of Broadcast Operations

Daniella Baltazar '21

Daniella is a Junior Media Arts Production Major. She is the Honors Program Commissioner for SGA, a member of Delta Kappa Alpha, and is the Special Events Coordinator for The EVVYs. As Director of Broadcast Operations, she oversees the technical aspects of The Emerson Channel, making sure shows are scheduled at the correct times, and fixing the channel if any problems arise. Daniella got involved with the Emerson Channel her first semester of sophomore year as a Broadcast Operation Associate, and she was promoted at the end of the semester to Director of Broadcast Operations. When she’s not reminding Broadcast Operation Associates to schedule or trying to figure out how to fix the channel, Daniella can be found watching Netflix, playing board and card games with her friends, or drinking way too much iced coffee.
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Director of Education

Maria Suevo' 22

Maria is a Sophomore Media Arts Production Major from Bucks County, PA. She got involved with The Emerson Channel during her first semester at Emerson as a production assistant for “707: A Sitcom”. As of today, she has held countless positions for The Emerson Channel. Some of her favorite positions so far have been being a Segment Producer for “Tufte Tonight” as well as a Camera Operator for “Good Morning Emerson”. As Director of Education, Maria loves helping to teach people about studio television and production all while getting to learn more about it all herself! She loves being a great role model for people who want to learn! When Maria is not working on The Emerson Channel, she is sleeping, so she can be well rested to work on The Emerson Channel even more.

Director of Graphics

Danielle Marascalchi '20

Danielle is a senior here at Emerson College in the VMA department concentrating on Studio TV Production and Graphic Design. She loves challenging herself with projects that take dedication, creativity, and practice- so running The Emerson Channel’s graphic department is perfect for her! Specializing in After Effects and Photoshop, she has been creating all the graphics for the Emerson Channel Shows for the past three semesters and is still going strong. This is her last semester at the Emerson Boston campus and she will be sad to see it go! Danielle would love for you to reach out about any questions regarding Emchan Graphics, she would be happy to help!
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 09: Director Matt Walting attends the Los Angeles premiere of Leomark Studios' and Waiting Entertainment's "Just Say Goodbye" at Regency Valley Plaza 6 on May 09, 2019 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Promotions Manager

Matt Walting '22

Matt Walting is a Visual Media Arts major from Wilbraham, Massachusetts, with a specialty for advertisement production! He began in theater at age 8, and discovered film at age 10, when he was cast in a college production. He gained more interest into the mechanics of filmmaking, studying and practicing with multiple short films and small projects. Since creating his debut feature film, Just Say Goodbye, Matt owns and operates Walting Entertainment, LLC, an independent film production company.