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Dan  Abrams

Dan Abrams

Attorney, Author & ABC News Legal Analyst

Biography

Dan Abrams is a television personality, web entrepreneur and best-selling author. Abrams is currently the co-anchor of Nightline and Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News. Prior to 2011, Abrams was at NBC News for 15 years as, among other things, a reporter for NBC Nightly News, host on MSNBC and Chief Legal Correspondent for NBC News. From 2006 to late 2007, he 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, Abrams was also a member of the NBC Universal President’s Council. He also hosted The Abrams Report, a nightly legal affairs program, and the acclaimed Verdict with Dan Abrams. Read More >

A graduate of Columbia University Law School, Abrams is also 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.com, among many others. In 2011, he published 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, which made the Washington Post's bestseller list.

Abrams is the founder of eight web properties: Mediaite, a news and media website; Geekosystem, covering tech and geek culture; Styleite, which covers beauty and fashion; Sportsgrid, a fantasy sports site, Gossip Cop, which monitors false reporting in the celebrity gossip industry; The Mary Sue, a site for female geeks, and The Jane Dough, devoted to women's career and business news and The Braiser, which follows celebrity chefs. Together, the Abrams Media Network serves close to 15 million unique visitors per month. With vast experiences in the news and journalism industries on and off the screen, Abrams will provide your audience with current insights into the changing media landscape through customized, thought provoking speeches. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

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.

Media & the Courtroom

The Abrams Report

Issues Facing the Nation Today

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