Emma Lacey-Bordeaux is a writer and journalist working for CNN based in Washington D.C.
At a moment of unparalleled political turmoil in the United States, she helps to ensure the integrity of CNN’s political coverage.
Working with reporters and producers, in the role of Row Editor, Emma scrutinises CNN’s reporting before it gets published on any platform to CNN’s global audience of millions online, on TV and across social and third-party platforms.
Throughout her decade at the company, Emma has reported and produced award-winning multimedia content, breaking news on numerous stories concerning America’s justice system, gun laws and immigration system. She’s covered Presidential elections, major protests and always seeks out the unexplored, human angles to the giant stories capturing the world’s attention.
Compassion and curiosity drive Emma’s journalist interests and passions. She’s lived in various cities in the United States and around the globe and loves few things more than a leisurely dinner with new friends. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Non-Fiction from the University of Georgia and recently released a groundbreaking documentary exploring how restrictive notions of masculinity play out in America’s prisons. She’s also a passionate advocate of cross-cultural exchanges and dialogues, especially in this unique and tumultuous global moment of challenge and interconnectedness. Emma has delivered talks on media at home in the United States and countries including Estonia, Ukraine and Serbia. She’s hosted journalists from South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine and Georgia and advises international new media start-ups and journalism associations in her spare time. Emma lives in DC with her husband and their dog, Scout, and two cats. She loves cooking, eating, biking and following her boundless curiosity to new delights.