Upon graduation, Emily attended the University of Kentucky, majoring in broadcast journalism.
She first learned about television broadcasting at her high school, the nationally recognized Sacred Heart Academy. Gimmel started working in television at age 15, as an intern at WDRB-television At seventeen, she began contributing reports on teen issues to WAVE-television Simultaneously, she began hosting a daily radio show for 98.9 KISS FM. During her senior year of high school she became the state"s first Cable News Network Student News Bureau certified reporter. Two weeks before she started her first Freshman class, she was hired as the daily morning features reporter for WKYT-television, the Columbia Broadcasting System affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky.
She also hosted a weekly music show called Louisville Live, was a weekend pit reporter for The Speed Channel, and hosted a weekly radio show on HOT 102.5 in Lexington.
After college and working at WKYT, Emily moved to Indianapolis to work as an entertainment reporter for American Broadcasting Company affiliate WRTV Channel 6. Her work consisted of Hollywood interviews, covering the Industry 500, Indianapolis Colts, and lifestyle stories in the Hoosier State.
She also contributed to the Big Ten Network and The Indianapolis Star. In 2006, she was named one of Lexington"s most eligible bachelorettes.
In 2009, she was named one of the "Top 30 Under 30" most influential young professionals in Las Vegas award list.
She owns a line of women"s laptop bags resembling luxury handbags, which are sold online to the customers worldwide, including Indonesia, Scotland and France. The bags are eco-friendly and come in three styles. London, New York and Chicago, all representing the style of the city they are named after.
Each bag can hold up to a 15.4" laptop or tablet.
Emily"s family has had a successful history of entrepreneurship in the greater Louisville area. Her great grandfather, Robert Gimmel, started Atlas Machine and Supply, Incorporated. in 1907.
A company selling and repairing| industrial equipment. Her father Rich now runs the multimillion-dollar company that has expanded to four locations with over 200 employees.
In 2008, Gimmel went to Las Vegas to cover the World Series of Poker and produce viral video features for the global gaming network, PokerNews.
After the series, Greenspun Media Group announced Emily as a host, editor, and producer for its new multimedia broadband television show, 702.tv. Southern Belles
Gimmel was the youngest cast member on the television docudrama Southern Belles: Louisville, which ran from May 21 – July 29, 2009.