Laura Coates is an American journalist, anchor and correspondent who currently works for CNN as their senior legal analyst. She is also an adjunct law professor at George Washington University School of Law. Coates has built a solid career for herself and is earning a substantial amount of money through her professional work. As of this writing, she is estimated to have a net worth of around $2 million.
Coates was born on July 11, 1980 in St. Paul, Minnesota and is a US citizen by birth. She stands at 5 ft 4 inches/ Approx 1.6 m tall and weighs 130 pounds. She is an avid reader and has a deep passion for politics and law. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2001. Later, she went on to complete her Juris Doctor from University of Minnesota Law School. She began her legal career as an associate attorney at Faegre & Benson LLP in Minnesota and later worked as an associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in New York City. She moved from private practice to the United States Department of Justice, where she worked as a trial attorney in the civil rights division, focusing on voter registration and voting-rights enforcement.
Coates is a family woman and is happily married to Dale Gordon. The couple has two children; a son and a daughter. Coates is a very active mother and would go to any length to make her kids feel special. She often shares pictures of her children on her social media accounts but does not disclose their names.