With Don Lemon off on Friday, CNN tapped CNN legal commentator Laura Coates to anchor CNN Tonight. In addition to analyzing legal stories for the network, Coates is a Sirius XM host — and is one of the names Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek threw out that he’d like to replace him one day.
Although this was her debut anchoring on CNN proper, Coates sat in for a few days on True Crime Live, Mike Galanos’ afternoon HLN program.
With Lemon off, CNN extended Cuomo Prime Time an hour on Friday, airing from 9:00 until 11:00pm, with CNN Tonight with Laura Coates picking up the coverage from 11:00 until midnight.