Laura Gayle Coates is an American legal analyst for CNN. In May 2016 she joined CNN as a legal analyst. Since 2017, she has hosted a talk radio-show, The Laura Coates Show, on radio SiriusXM's Urban View. The Laura Coates Show moved to SiriusXM's POTUS early in January, 2021. Coates is an adjunct law professor at the George Washington University School of Law and routinely speaks across the country on civil rights, social justice, economic empowerment and other topics.