He graduated from the Law School of Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (1975–1979). Then, he worked as jurist in Alba County (1980–1981) and Mediaş (1981–1982) and at Eminescu Bookshop in Sibiu (1981). Between 1981-1982, he studied at Vienna and in October 1983, Hurezeanu obtained political asylum in West Germany.
Since May 5, 2015 he serves as Romania"s ambassador in Germany. Foreign more than a decade, he worked for the Romanian department of Radio Free Europe (1983–1994), in Munich. He was the director of the Romanian department of Radio Free Europe for a few months in 1994.
Then, he worked as director of the Romanian section of the Deutsche Welle from Cologne (1995–2002).
Having returned to Romania for good in 2002, he was a personal adviser to Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Năstase (March–September 2003). In Romania, he worked for Antena 1, Radio Europa FM, România Liberă, and Realitatea television Hurezeanu was director of the Realitatea-Caţavencu trust in Romania between February 1, 2009 and October 2010.
In 2008, Emil Hurezeanu was among the 500 richest Romanians, with an estimated wealth of €6-7 million. Emil (or Emilian) Hurezeanu"s mother, Paraschiva, was a teacher and his father, Ion, was an engineer
Emil Hurezeanu has a brother, Mihai Hurezeanu.
He is a distant relative of writer Ion Negoițescu (1921–1993). In 2004, Hurezeanu married Rucsandra (b Şipoş in Târgu Mureş, 1974), a pharmacist by training. She studied the pharmaceutical marketing at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and is the daughter of Mioara Şipoş, one of the most important businesswomen in Mureş County and Transylvania.
They have two sons, Luca (b 2005) and Toma (b 2008).
Also, Hurezeanu has an older child from a previous relationship, Joachim, who lives in France.
Married Alexandra Laignel-Lavastihe, February 3, 1992. 1 child, Joachim.