Who is Dan Abrams?

Dan Abrams is an attorney, author, anchor of Nightline and Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News.

Early Years

Before joining NBC News, Dan worked as a reporter for Court TV where he became well known for his coverage of the OJ Simpson case. He covered most of the high profile trials of that decade including the International War Crimes Tribunal from The Netherlands, and the assisted-suicide trials of Dr. Jack Kevorkian from Michigan. Dan’s first job was working as an intern for the Manhattan Borough president.

Career Highlights

Dan is probably best known for hosting the programs Verdict with Dan Abrams and The Abrams Report as well as his coverage of the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court battles (where he was one of the first reporters to correctly interpret the opinion). He was also the Chief Legal Analyst for MSNBC before leaving to be an analyst for ABC News in March 2011. He is currently the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News, and was recently named the new anchor of Nightline.

Author

Dan has published articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Yale Law & Policy Review, and is a regular contributor to Men’s Health magazine. 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” was published in March 2011.

Personal Life

Dan was born in Manhattan and has one son, Everett Abrams, born June 20,2012.

Dan’s father is Floyd Abrams, the renowned First Amendment attorney (read his bio).  Read the article about the Abrams family in the New York Observer.

Books by Floyd Abrams

Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment – 2005

Kampuchea After the Worst: A Report on Current – 1985

The Right to Know – 1985