Dan Abrams is an American media entrepreneur, television host, legal commentator, and author. He is currently the host of the prime-time show Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, and The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel. He is also the Chief Legal Analyst of ABC News.
Daniel Abrams was born in Manhattan; he is Jewish, the son of Efrat and well-known attorney Floyd Abrams, an expert on constitutional law.
He is a 1984 graduate of Riverdale Country School. Abrams received his B.A. in political science from Duke University in 1988. Abrams received a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Abrams worked as a reporter for Court TV from May 1994 to June 1997.
After leaving Court TV, Abrams was a general assignment correspondent for NBC News from 1997 to 1999 at which time he was named Chief Legal Correspondent. Abrams then began hosting his own show at MSNBC, and The Abrams Report began in 2001. Abrams held the position of General Manager of MSNBC from June 12, 2006 until October 2007.
Abrams left to concentrate on his program Live with Dan Abrams, later known as Verdict with Dan Abrams, which aired until August 21, 2008.
In March 2011, Abrams left NBC to become the Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and a substitute anchor on Good Morning America. ABC announced in June 2013 that Abrams would become the network’s Chief Legal Affairs Anchor, as well as an anchor of Nightline.
From October 2016 to June 2020, Abrams hosted the A&E show Live PD, which followed police officers live across the United States as they patrol their communities.
He was also co-host of Grace vs. Abrams, in which Abrams and legal commentator Nancy Grace debated high-profile crime cases. In 2019, Abrams signed on to produce and host Court Cam, a new show that takes viewers inside America’s courtrooms. Live PD was canceled on June 10, 2020 in the wake of protests against police brutality following the murder of George Floyd and the destruction of the video footage of the killing of Javier Ambler.
On July 19, 2021, Nexstar announced that Abrams would join NewsNation to host a nightly prime-time show called Dan Abrams Live, which premiered on September 27, 2021.
In 2016, Abrams began LawNewz, a legal news website which also live streams trials as part of its online network. The new live trial network, slated as the new Court TV, launched on February 24, 2017, with A&E Networks taking a stake in the site. On November 13, 2017, LawNewz was rebranded to Law&Crime and is available on most OTT platforms and many cable systems in the United States.
Abrams has published several books: Dan Abrams Books on Amazon
Abrams has made other on-air appearances, including on all three late night talk shows. He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS and the Tonight Show on NBC.
In June 2012, Abrams had his first child with then-girlfriend Florinka Pesenti, who was part of the winning team on The Amazing Race 3.
Abrams was a co-owner with David Zinczenko of the restaurant The Lion in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.The Lion closed in 2015.
Abrams’s sister, Ronnie Abrams, was nominated for a federal judgeship by Barack Obama in 2011. She received her commission on March 23, 2012.
In 2021 Abrams purchased Laurel Lake Vineyards on Long Islands’ North Fork, which he plans to relaunch in Summer 2021 under a name inspired by his two children, Ev&Em Vineyards.
Dan Abrams is 55 years old (birth date May 20, 1966).
Dan Abrams was born in Manhattan, New York, United States.