Dan Abrams

Dan Abrams

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Birthday: May 20, 1966

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

Television reporter and analyst Dan Abrams served as chief legal analyst for both NBC and ABC's news departments while also nurturing an extensive collection of media sites and multiple hosting duties for documentary-style series on the A&E Network like "Live PD" (2016- ). Abrams was born on May 20, 1966, to esteemed First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, who raised his son and daughter, future U.S. District Court judge Ronnie Abrams, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Both of Abrams' children followed in their father's footsteps in regard to education, with Dan Abrams earning his J.D. from Columbia Law School before making his debut as a reporter for Court TV. From 1994 to 1997, he covered numerous high-profile cases, including the murder trial of O.J. Simpson and the International War Crimes Tribunal from the Netherlands. From there, Abrams joined NBC News, where he served as Chief Legal Correspondent from 1997 to 1999 before earning his own newscast on MSNBC. "The Abrams Report" (2001-2006) covered legal issues before Abrams was chosen to serve as General Manager of MSNBC in 2006. He managed to boost ratings for the network by 62% before departing his position to host a primetime newscast, "Live With Dan Abrams" (MSNBC, 2006-2007), which later became "Verdict With Dan Abrams." That program ran its course after a single year, but Abrams remained with NBC News for the next four years while also nurturing a pair of media sites, Mediaite and Gossip Cop, in 2009. The sites, which quickly attracted a sizable following for their mix of editorial content and celebrity news, were soon followed by a slew of additional sites that would comprise his blog empire, Abrams Media, including Geekosystem (2009), which explored pop and internet culture; SportsGrid (2010), which Abrams sold to Anthem Media Group in 2013; and The Mary Sue (2011), which focused on women in the pop culture and tech industries. That same year, Abrams moved to ABC as its Chief Legal Analyst and substitute anchor for "Good Morning America" (1975- ). Two years later, he was named as ABC's Chief Legal Affairs Anchor and served as host of its newsmagazine, "Nightline" (1980- ) until 2014. Abrams would remain a correspondent and legal analyst for the network while also hosting two docuseries for A&E: "60 Days In" (2016- ), which followed volunteers who went undercover as inmates in an Indiana County jail, and "Live PD," which followed in real time officers from various police departments across the United States as they went on patrol. The following year, he launched LawNewz, a legal website that offers live-stream presentations of court trials, but returned to television in 2018 for "Grace vs. Abrams" (A&E), which pitted him against lawyer-turned-media-host Nancy Grace in debate over famous legal cases.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Court Cam Executive Producer,
Host
2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Survived a Serial Killer Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Court Cam Presents Under Oath Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015 2018-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Survived a Crime Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Week With George Stephanopoulos Guest 2019-2021
No Score Yet 66% Live PD Host 2016-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live PD: Rewind Host 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tooning Out the News Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Open Mind Guest 2019
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet DailyMailTV Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talks at GS Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace vs. Abrams Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet MediaBuzz Unknown (Character),
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2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightline Anchor 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet ABC's The Lookout Correspondent 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008