• Laura Coates is an American legal analyst for CNN and host of The Laura Coates Show on SiriusXM Urban View.
• She graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
• She is also a writer and published a book entitled “You have the Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police”.
• Laura is married with two kids.
• She has an active presence on social media with more than 60,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 20,000 on Instagram.

Who is Laura Coates (CNN)? Wiki Bio

Laura Coates was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA, so holding American nationality, on 11 July 1979 or ’80 – she came into the spotlight after becoming a legal analyst at CNN.

School and childhood

Laura has been into political and legal matters since she was a young girl while she doesn’t really have anyone to inherit this from. Both of her parents are middle-class people who work ordinary jobs, and Laura hasn’t talked about them as she doesn’t want them involved in the media – she doesn’t have any siblings, which is why her parents allowed her to do whatever she wanted as she was growing up.

Laura fell in love with politics at a very early age, and her dream of becoming a prosecutor kept her going through school. She was the only one in her class during high school who wanted to become a prosecutor, which somewhat made her different from other kids who aspired to  become famous footballers, models, or writers. After she matriculated from high school, she enrolled at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in New Jersey and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. She went on to attend University of Minnesota Law School, and obtained her Juris Doctoratee from there.

Laura’s job for CNN and other jobs

Laura launched her career while she was still attending Princeton University, but her name didn’t become recognized until she started working as a prosecutor, serving as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division based in Washington D.C while George W. Bush was still the president,. She continued doing the same job during the Obama Administration, but chose to change her position after Donald Trump was elected.

Ever since Donald Trump became the President of the US in the first half of 2017, Laura has been an analyzer and a legal expert of complications occurring due to president’s decisions. She became a legal analyst for CNN in May 2016, and can often be seen on TV talking about politics, mostly discussing matters related to the current US President.

Since the second half of 2017, Laura has been the host of her own radio program “The Laura Coates Show”, which airs on SiriusXM Urban View. She is also working as a law professor at the George Washington University’s School of Law, while she often travels across the US to discuss topics related to social justice, economy of the US, and civil rights.

Heading into the 2022 mid-term elections, Coates became co-prime-time host of “CNN Tonight” , the 10 p.m. to midnight slot with Alisyn Camerota, then in early 2023, Coates moved to the 11 p.m. hour.  Coates moved again May 2023, promoted to CNN chief legal analyst, then in August to hosting the new 11 p.m. show “Laura Coates Live.”

Career of a writer

Laura is also a writer. in January 2016 publishing the book entitled “You have the Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police”, which is accepted as a legal guide.

The bookexplains the laws which the police should abide by – it was an instant bestseller, and people from all around the US were buying it to educate themselves about police operations.

Laura has also written numerous research papers which have been published by some of the most popular US magazines, including “The Washington Post” and “Boston Herald”.

Personal life and husband

Laura is one of the most secretive people in journalism and politics, as she hasn’t shared any details regarding her past and present private affairs with the public.

Laura Coates

One thing which is known is that Laura is a married woman and has two children, a son born in 2013 and a daughter a year later. She hasn’t talked about her husband, and nothing is known about him while the rumor has it that the two met back in high school and began dating there. It ‘ said that he doesn’t have a career as successful as his wife’s, which is one of the reasons why he doesn’t want to be involved in the media – however, Laura hasn’t mentioned anything about him, and therefore nothing can be claimed with certainty, although the name Dale Gordon has been bandied about.

There were some rumors circulating the internet that Laura was having an affair with another reporter working for CNN, but as she is a married woman, these rumors were quickly extinguished.

Likes and other interests

Laura has two kids, but otherwise is completely focused on her career of a legal analyst – even though she’s a very busy woman, she still finds time for some of the other things she enjoys doing.

She loves confronting her fears, and has gifted herself the present of her life for her birthday, uploading the video of it onto her Instagram account. Travelling is her number one passion, and it’s the only thing she manages to do, often combined with her work – she’s been to Europe, including visiting Paris, France.

She’s very fond of food and is a big lover of cakes – she once stated that she’d be able to eat an entire cake if nobody stopped her.

She enjoys playing numerous sports, and golf is just one of them – even though she plays it recreationally, she is still very good at it. Hockey is the sport she wanted to play, but was never given the chance, but she now often takes her family to watch live hockey games with her.

While she has numerous interests and hobbies, Laura is still focused on spending most of her free time with her family.

Appearance and net worth

Laura has medium long brown hair and brown eyes but her height and weight unknown.

According to authoritative sources, her  net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million, as of mid-2014, and will likely continue rising as long as she keeps working, and remains involved in politics.

Presence on the internet

It’s important for Laura to be active on the internet, as she has to keep up with all the news in politics, and inform her fans of events. She launched her Twitter account in February 2015, and has an Instagram account – Laura is running a Facebook page, too, which counts more than 11,000 fans.

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