Twice an Emmy Award-winning television executive producer, Lu Ann Reeb is a longtime broadcast journalist and an entrepreneur, who has launched online media companies. Reeb is founder of Boston Media Group, creating innovative digital and traditional media strategies for clients in various industry sectors. Reeb also founded Legal Talk Network, LLC, an online media and information network for the legal profession, which was acquired by a California firm in 2012.
Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Reeb's career as a television journalist spanned 20 years as a reporter, producer, news director, and Executive Producer at CBS Boston. She produced news documentaries and major market Television programs, covering the people and events making news, including five U.S. Presidents, Nelson Mandela, the world's first artificial heart implant, a deadly Air Canada plane crash, John Glenn's second space flight, and the Boston Marathon. Her work as Executive Producer at CBS Boston was instrumental in securing freedom for Joe Salvati, from the North End in Boston, who had been wrongly convicted of murder and served nearly 30 years in prison.
Reeb has received Associated Press awards and community advocacy awards in four television markets. After completing her Master of Business Administration degree, she was honored with a postgraduate Academic Leadership Award from Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School. Her work was recognized with the Massachusetts Bar Foundation President's Award for producing a documentary telling the stories of grantees, including a young man seeking political asylum from Uganda and local legal aid beneficiaries in urban Boston. Reeb is a frequent speaker and moderator at media seminars, entrepreneurship conferences, and academia. In summer 2016, she spoke at the Global Summit on Entrepreneurship Education and Media Innovation in Beijing, China.
Professor Reeb previously served as Assistant Dean in the School of the Arts and the School of Communication. As Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, Reeb taught the yearlong Entrepreneurship Program (E3) for 8-years where students develop new creative ventures and compete in the annual E3 Expo She led college-wide faculty curricular committees that developed Emerson's Business of Creative Enterprises major that launched in Fall 2016 and the Business of Creative Enterprises Graduate Program launching in Fall 2022. From 2012-2014, Reeb served as Graduate Program Director for the Integrated Marketing Communication Program.