Dan Abrams

Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and the Founder and CEO of the Abrams Media Network
Speaker Dan Abrams
  • Founder of eight web properties serving almost 14 million unique visitors a month
  • Grew MSNBC’s ratings and profits over 50% during his tenure
  • Contributor for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Men’s Health
  • Brings businesses into the 21-century by developing comprehensive social media strategies

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Dan Abrams is the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent for ABC News, and host of the SiriusXM radio show The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law. He was previously the host of top-rated cable series “Live PD” on A&E Network, co-anchor of ABC's Nightline, host of “The Abrams Report” and the acclaimed “Verdict with Dan Abrams” on MSNBC. Dan also served as General Manager of MSNBC, where he presided over a period of unprecedented growth, with ratings and profits each increasing well over 50% during his tenure. During that time Dan was also a member of the NBC Universal President’s Council.

The Abrams Media properties now welcome over 15 million unique visitors per month and include Law&Crime.com and the now widely watched Law&Crime Network, which live streams trials with anchors and in-studio analysis; the nationally recognized Mediaite.com, which covers the intersection of media and politics; and TheMarySue.com, covering "geek culture" from a female perspective (among others).

A graduate of Columbia University Law School, Dan is also a recognized writer. He has published numerous articles in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, in addition to The Yale Law and Policy Review, ABCNews.com, and Mediaite.com, among many others.

Dan has published several books. 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 a Washington Post bestseller. Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to The Presidency, published in 2018, and Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy, published in 2019, were both New York Times bestsellers. His third book, John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial was an instant New York Time bestseller after release in March 2020 on the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. Dan’s fourth book, Kennedy’s Avenger Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby, is set to be released in June 2021.

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Covering the Courts: The Convergence of Law & Media in Today’s Highest Profile Cases

Join keynote speaker and Good Morning America legal analyst Dan Abrams as he gives an insider’s view of today’s hottest cases and the media’s effect on them. Jodi Arias, Casey Anthony, Amanda Knox—these are names that we know only because the media decided their trials were newsworthy. How did the attention these cases received affect their outcomes and the general perception of justice in the courts? How has media coverage of legal cases evolved over time? As a lawyer and media insider, Dan Abrams brings a unique and dynamic perspective to this topic. Don't miss his fascinating discussion of the media's impact on how we view the legal system and today's headline cases.

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