Good Morning America: Dan weighs in on Colorado cop slamming woman to the ground

April 10, 2017
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 9:45 pm

Colorado police are investigating the takedown 22 year old Michaella Surat of by an officer, which critics are calling an “excessive force.”  Here you can see the video which was viewed over half a million times in 4 hours, as well as Dan Abrams on this morning’s Good Morning America with his take on the situation.

Police stand by the “standard arrest control” action taken by the officer, and will release his body-cam footage showing the moments preceding the 9-second clip. Dan said that it is important to see this footage to learn the full story to assess this seemingly “excessive” maneuver in which the 5’9, 115 pound woman was slammed face first into the ground.  He stated that it could be an “uphill battle” for the officer, given the 9-second clip, but that judgment cannot be made until we can see if Surat posed a threat to the officer.  Questions will be answered once the footage is released.

LawNewz Network Launch!

February 24, 2017
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 10:47 pm

This Monday, February 27th, LawNewz Network will finally launch.  With an all-star legal analysis team and a brand new studio, Dan is thrilled to take this step toward expanding LawNewz and providing live coverage and commentary on criminal and civil trials.

Trials are scheduled broadcast live between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with coverage then repeating overnight.

The network will kick off  with the controversial rape and assault trial of Nevada v. War Machine (the legal name of the MMA fighter).  We can also look forward to trials such as the the ongoing “Stand Your Ground” hearing of Curtis Reeves who killed a man in a movie theater after a fight over texting, the double murder trial of former New England Patriot star Aaron Hernandez which begins March 1, and the ongoing Michigan trial of Kelly Marie Cochran accused of being involved in the brutal murder of her ex-boyfriend.

Check out the announcement on The Hollywood Reporter, and learn more on



Dan Abrams Hosts “Live PD” on A&E – Tonight

October 28, 2016
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 2:08 pm

Tonight, OCT 28 9/8c, the new documentary series Live PD premieres on A&E.  America has been yearning for transparency within our police forces, and for the first time ever – viewers will have real-time access into the world of 6 of the country’s busiest police departments.  Dan has been gearing up to host in-studio alongside Dallas Police Department Detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson to provide insight and guide us through eight two-hour episodes following the activities of police officers with dash cams and handheld cameras.

This bold approach is sure to spark discussion and potentially controversy.  Click here to learn more and check out teasers.


Dan’s Apology to Colin Powell for Publicizing Private Emails

September 16, 2016
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 8:29 pm

After Colin Powell’s e-mails had been hacked, apparently by a group affiliated with the Russian governments, two of Dan’s sites (LawNewz and Mediaite) jumped at the chance to spread their contents. Dan acknowledges that it’s iffy that he allowed his sites to publish this material, but the uncovering of Powell’s “biting commentary, personal musings and juicy gossip” – is newsworthy, after all.

The factor that ultimately and somewhat regrettably led to the allowance of this scandal to be featured on his sites is that every other news source undoubtedly would publish it anyway.  There was no way to stop this blatant violation of privacy in it’s tracks, so he just let the news be news.

Read Dan’s full article here.

Abrams Media: Digiday Feature

August 10, 2016
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 10:28 pm

Digiday ran a feature today about Abrams Media, highlighting the evolution of the network of sites that was formed in 2009.  Beginning with Mediaite and 6 other sites, Abrams Media has since streamlined it’s network down to 5 sites total, hired full-time video producers, as well as a social media team.  Mediaite now busting out 75 stories a day featuring not only it’s signature entertainment/politics related content, but also sports and food.  In addition, Abrams sites Runway Riot, and The Mary Sue are focused on branding and expanding, and Law Newz is trailblazing with a unique live video streams of ongoing criminal and civil cases.

Read the full story here.

The Media May Hate Trump, But They Don’t Exactly Love Clinton

Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 10:12 pm

On CNN’s Reliable Sources this Monday, Dan spoke with Brian Stelter about the recent decrease of live media coverage of Donald Trump’s campaign. At first, Trump’s outrageous style garnered an unprecedented amount of coverage – but now that he’s a legitimate presidential candidate, the media has begun to even out the playing field when it comes to exposure.  He commented on the media’s general distaste for Trump from both the left and right, but pointed out that Hillary Clinton isn’t particularly popular either due to her roundabout “Clintonian” responses to questions and her lack of press conferences.

Read the full story here. Continues Record-Breaking Traffic in July

August 2, 2016
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 8:15 pm, launched earlier this year by Abrams Media, is movin’ on up.  Last month, the site had 1.36 million unique visitors, blowing its previous traffic record out of the water.  This is a thrilling time of growth for Abrams Media, and Dan looks forward to expanding the LawNewz team (led by Managing Editor Rachel Stockman).  The other Abrams Media sites including,, and are looking forward to some exciting transformations as well.

Read the full story here.

New York Times – What It Was Like to Compete Against Roger Ailes and Fox News

July 25, 2016
Filed under: Blog — Tags: , — Kayla @ 7:55 pm

Dan wrote a piece for the New York Times on Roger Ailes, the CEO and founding leader of Fox News, upon his recent resignation to reflect upon his unique approach to news and the media. Dan recalls the outset of his job as general manager of MSNBC – a job that begged him to step up to the plate and surpass the expectation of those who deemed him under-qualified.  Newly promoted, Dan spent hours scrutinizing Fox News hoping to gain the inspiration he unyieldingly sought to elevate MSNBC to new and exciting heights – the audacious and innovative example set by Ailes guided him to do just that.


Read the full story here.

Mediaite to Add Entertainment, Food and Sports Coverage, More Original Video and Columnists

July 21, 2016
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 8:15 pm

There’s good news on the Mediaite front! Dan published an article today about taking Mediaite to the next level adding entertainment, food and sports coverage. In addition to this there will also be more original video thanks to an in-house studio as well as multiple new columnist contributors. Dan writes, “Thanks to everyone who has helped make that happen and I truly look forward to these exciting months to come!” … I know we’re looking forward to it too! Get the full story here.

Dan Abrams: Megyn Kelly Alleged ‘Multiple Incidents’ of Harassment by Roger Ailes

July 20, 2016

CaptureDan Abrams reported this morning, Wednesday, July 20th on Good Morning America, that Fox News’ Megyn Kelly told investigators of “multiple incidents” of alleged harassment by network Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Dan was told by a source close to the investigation that multiple Fox News female talent have spoken to investigators about potential harassment by Ailes. In addition to his reporting for ABC News,  Dan specified to that Kelly apparently told investigators about a series of incidents from a decade ago. Read the full story here.




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