Emal Kotay was a correspondent with the Trill News Service. In 2397, Kotay commented on how Tebok would have been executed with an honor blade after disobeying two orders from Taris. The correspondent also said that "cracks" were appearing in the rule of Taris that might lead to the downfall of Taris. (ST website: The Path to 2409)

In the Workforce two-part episode, Chakotay uses an alias of "Amal Kotay." It is unclear whether Emal was named based on Chakotay's alias, Chakotay based the alias on Emal's name, or if it is just coincidence.