Dan Abrams

Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and the Founder and CEO of the Abrams Media Network

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 Anchor for ABC News, and the host of top-rated ​cable series “Live PD” on A&E Network. ​He was previously the co-anchor of ABC's Nightline, host of “The Abrams Report” and the acclaimed “Verdict with Dan Abrams” on MSNBC, as well as ​the ​​long time ​​Chief Legal Correspondent for NBC News. ​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 ​includ​es​ the nationally recognized ​Mediaite​.com​​, ​which covers the intersection of media and politics; Law​​&Crime​.com ​and the now ​​widely watched ​Law​​&Crime​ n​etwork, ​which ​​live streams trials with anchors and in-studio analysis​​,​ ​and ​​TheMarySue​​.com​, covering ​"​geek culture​"​ from a female perspective​​​ (among others)​​.​ ​ ​

A graduate of Columbia University Law School, Abrams is a recognized writer. He has published articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Yale Law and Policy Review, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast and Mediaite, among many others. He is also the legal columnist for Men's Health magazine.​

H​​is 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 ​a Washington Post bestseller​, and his latest book Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to The Presidency​ premiered in summer 2018.  

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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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