Dan Abrams

  • Chief Legal Correspondent, ABC News
  • Former Host, Verdict with Dan Abrams
  • TV Anchor, Nightline

Dan Abrams is an attorney, author, anchor of Nightline and Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News.

Dan is probably best known for hosting the programs Verdict with Dan Abrams and The Abrams Report as well as his coverage of the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court battles (where he was one of the first reporters to correctly interpret the opinion). He was also the Chief Legal Analyst for MSNBC before leaving to be an analyst for ABC News in March 2011. He is currently the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News, and was recently named the new anchor of Nightline.

 
  

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We were very pleased with the event. Dan Abrams was a consummate professional. He had a very self deprecating delivery which was quite endearing. He took a lot of time meeting with our donors prior to the talk and afterwards. His talk and delivery was timely and intellectual but at the same time had a chatty 'Hollywood' feel to it. He was a large draw in the community and we attracted new faces to the event. We were very pleased and would highly recommend him to other communities who are looking for a new face in the Jewish communal world. He was a mensch.

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Dan Abrams is an attorney, author, and Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News. Previously, Dan was also the General Manager of MSNBC where he defined the network as “The Place for Politics”. During his tenure, the network saw its most significant ratings and profit gains to date. 

Dan is probably best known for hosting the programs Verdict with Dan Abrams and The Abrams Report as well as his coverage of the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court battles (where he was one of the first reporters to correctly interpret the opinion). He was also the Chief Legal Analyst for MSNBC before leaving to be an analyst for ABC News in March 2011. Additionally, he served as co-anchor of Nightline for ABC News.

Before joining NBC News, Dan worked as a reporter for Court TV where he became well known for his coverage of the OJ Simpson case. He covered most of the high profile trials of that decade including the International War Crimes Tribunal from The Netherlands, and the assisted-suicide trials of Dr. Jack Kevorkian from Michigan. Dan’s first job was working as an intern for the Manhattan Borough president.

Dan is the founder of the Abrams Media Network, which includes Mediaite, Styleite, SportsGrid, The Mary Sue, The Braiser, and Abrams Research, and is co-founder of Gossip Cop and the restaurant, White Street.

Dan has published articles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Yale Law & Policy Review, and is a regular contributor to Men’s Health magazine. His first book, Man Down: Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, And Just About Everything Else was published in March 2011.