After her incisive court coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial, Debora Patta filed a multitude of stories the past year from across Africa and travelling to several nations, scooping arresting interviews and exclusive and eye-popping stories.
Debora Patta is nominated for a story "The War Against Ebola", covering the Ebola ravaged Liberia last year in October.
Debora Patta is one of the few South African journalists who actually traveled there and she stayed for a week and a half to report daily for the American TV network's news service.
Her CBS Evening News story is nominated in the Emmy category Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a regularly scheduled newscast.
The half hour news bulletin CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is broadcast on Sky News (DStv 402) daily, with the seasoned Debora Patta who's also made appearances on other CBS news programming via satellite ranging from Face the Nation to CBS This Morning.
This year alone, Debora Patta, a mother of two, has logged thousands of air miles, out traveled as an investigative TV journalist on the African continent by only Sky News' Alex Crawford.
The category winners of the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be announced in New York on 28 September at the Lincoln Center.