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Dan  Abrams

Dan Abrams

Attorney, Author & ABC News Legal Analyst

Dan Abrams

Attorney, Author & ABC News Legal Analyst


Dan Abrams is the chief legal affairs correspondent for ABC News, host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, host of The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets the Law on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel, host and executive producer of Court Cam and Taking The Stand on A&E Network, and CEO and Founder of Abrams Media. 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 20 million unique visitors per month and include the nationally recognized Mediaite.com, which covers the intersection of media and politics; WhiskeyRaiders.com, and Law&Crime.com (among others). The Law&Crime Network which live streams trials with anchors and in-studio analysis, is available across the country on basic cable and all the largest OTT streaming services.

A graduate of Duke and 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 written several best-selling books. Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to The Presidency, published in 2018, Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy, published in 2019, and John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial released in 2020 on the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, were all instant and multiple week New York Times bestsellers (with co-author David Fisher). Dan’s most recent book Kennedy’s Avenger Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby, also a national bestseller, was released in June, 2021. In 2011 he also published 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.

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


Books & Media


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