Emanuella started her CNN career as a general assignment reporter for CNN.com, covering crime and justice and immigration. She was part of the team that launched the network's first breaking news blog. As a features writer/producer she expanded CNN Digital's coverage of race, gender and identity and was part of the network's first trending news team.  
Prior to CNN she was a reporter for Court TV's news website, where she covered high-profile trials. She was part of the team that launched successful franchises including Facing Death, a multimedia series of interviews with death row inmates in their last days, and Last Words, a growing collection of final statements.