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Laura Coates Profile
Laura Coates is an American attorney and legal analyst for CNN, as well as the host of the 11 p.m. hour of CNN Tonight. Since 2017, she has hosted a talk radio show, The Laura Coates Show, on SiriusXM’s Urban View. In January 2021, The Laura Coates Show moved to SiriusXM’s POTUS.
Laura Coates Age
Coates is 43 years old as of 2023. She was born on 11th July 1980 in Twin Cities, Minneapolis, United States of America. Additionally, she celebrates her birthday on the 11th of July every year.
Laura Coates Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Laura Coates Family
Coates has neither disclosed the names of her parents nor those of his/her siblings as she likes to keep her personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Laura Coates Education
Coates completed a 122-page senior thesis, “The Legacy of Southern Redemption: An Examination of Felon Disenfranchisement Policy,” under the guidance of Russ Nieli, and earned a B.A. from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs in 2001. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2005 with a J.D.
Laura Coates Husband
Coates is happily married to her loving husband, and together the couple is blessed with two children a son and a daughter. However, she has not revealed any information regarding her husband and their children. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Coates resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.
Laura Coates Career
Coates started her legal career in Minnesota as an associate lawyer at the Faegre & Benson law firm. She left Faegre to work as an associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in New York City. As a federal prosecutor, she transitioned from private practice to the US Department of Justice. During the Bush and Obama administrations, she worked as a trial lawyer in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where she specialized in upholding citizens’ right to vote nationwide.
She also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, prosecuting severe felonies such as drug trafficking, use of a weapon while in the commission of a crime, domestic abuse, maltreatment of children, and sexual assault. She is not currently a practicing attorney and is on inactive status with the Office of Lawyer Registration at the Minnesota Supreme Court
Laura Coates CNN
She started working for CNN as a legal analyst in May 2016 and is now a senior legal analyst. Coates hosted two Oxygen Network TV documentaries in 2019. The first, The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins, follows Coates as she looks into the case of twins who vanished in Augusta, Georgia when they were 15 years old. She also served as the host of the miniseries documentary Murder and Justice:
The Case of Martha Moxley, which looked into the Connecticut town of Greenwich’s 2015 killing of 15-year-old Martha Moxley. Coates was chosen in September 2022 to serve as an interim anchor of CNN Tonight with Jake Tapper and Alisyn Camerota during the duration of the 2022 midterm elections, hosting the 11 p.m. hour. Coates was announced as the long-term host of the 11 p.m. hour of the CNN Tonight segment in January 2023.
Laura Coates Books
Coates has contributed research and written stories to prestigious newspapers like The Boston Herald and The Washington Post. Her first book, You Have the Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police was released in January 2016. In January 2022, Coates’ second book, Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness, was published. It is about her experiences working for the US Department of Justice as a black female federal prosecutor.
Laura Coates Net Worth
Coates has an estimated annual Net worth of $ 10 million to $ 15 million earned from her career as an attorney.
Laura Coates Social Media Platforms
Coates is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 135.3k followers on Twitter, 81.9k followers on Instagram, and 28k followers on Facebook.