Jeffrey Ross Toobin (born May 21, 1960) is an American lawyer, author, blogger and former legal analyst for CNN. He left CNN on September 4, 2022.  After three years as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Toobin resigned from the U.S. Attorney`s Office in Brooklyn, where he had gone to work after working for Walsh, and abandoned “the practice of law.” [ref. needed] He joined The New Yorker in 1993 and became a legal analyst for ABC in 1996. However, with the expected staff cuts at CNN`s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Toobin has apparently become redundant, especially since the news network has no shortage of legal analysts. Coates has written articles and provided research for major publications such as the Washington Post and the Boston Herald. His first book, published in January 2016, was a legal guide entitled You Have the Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police.  Coates` second book, Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor`s Fight for Fairness, was published in January 2022. This is about her experiences as a black federal prosecutor at the U.S.
Department of Justice. On June 10, 2021, Toobin returned to CNN as chief legal analyst. He described his behavior as “deeply stupid and indefensible” and said he “doesn`t think other people could see it,” but admitted that was not a defense for his behavior. He said his time out of the air was spent “trying to be a better person,” working on his next book about the Oklahoma City bombing, getting therapy and working at a food bank.  The longtime chief legal analyst celebrated his resignation Friday in a letter to colleagues and in a tweet: Toobin has provided legal analysis on many high-profile cases. In 1994, Toobin published the story in The New Yorker that the legal team in O.J. Simpson`s criminal trial planned to accuse Mark Fuhrman of gathering evidence.  Toobin provided an analysis of Michael Jackson`s 2005 child abuse trial, the O.J. Simpson civil case and attorney Kenneth Starr`s investigation into President Bill Clinton. In 2000, he received an Emmy Award for his cover of the Elián González Custody saga. Toobin joined CNN in 2002 as a legal analyst, In 2003, he got the first interview with Martha Stewart about insider trading allegations against her.
 She joined CNN in May 2016 as a legal analyst and is currently CNN`s senior legal analyst. In 2019, Coates hosted two television documentaries on Oxygen Network. The first, The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins, follows Coates as she investigates the disappearance of 15-year-old twins in Augusta, Georgia. She also hosted the miniseries Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley, which investigates the death of 15-year-old Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut. Jeffrey Toobin, a longtime CNN legal analyst who was embroiled in a scandal for exposing himself to his New Yorker colleagues during a Zoom meeting, announced Friday that he was leaving the network. Laura Coates is an American lawyer and legal analyst for CNN. Since 2017, she has hosted a radio talk show, The Laura Coates Show, on SiriusXM`s Urban View. In January 2021, The Laura Coates Show moved to SiriusXM`s POTUS.
Jeffrey Toobin, the legal analyst and veteran writer who has spoken out on cases and courts for CNN since 2002, appears to have made his closing statement to Warner Bros. Discovery. Coates began her legal career in Minnesota as an associate attorney at the law firm of Faegre & Benson. She left Faegre to become a partner in the New York law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman.  It is still unclear whether Toobin`s contract with CNN has expired, but the release appears to be the result of a mutual agreement. Toobin began freelancing for The New Republic while studying law. After passing the bar exam, he worked as a trainee lawyer for a federal judge, and then as an associate attorney for independent counsel Lawrence Walsh during the Iran-Contra case and the Oliver North criminal trial. He then worked as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn.
 Although he is the author of True Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Investigation of Donald Trump was contrite when he resumed his television appearances, it was clear that some on-air talent and executives were uncomfortable with his presence on the cable news channel. Although Toobin made comments on Anderson Cooper`s show just a few days ago, his time at CNN already seemed limited with former show producer Chris Licht`s new regime, sources tell me.