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.

LawNewz.com Continues Record-Breaking Traffic in July

August 2, 2016
Filed under: Blog — Kayla @ 8:15 pm

LawNewz.com, 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 TheMarySue.com, Mediaite.com, and RunwayRiot.com 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 Mediaite.com that Kelly apparently told investigators about a series of incidents from a decade ago. Read the full story here.

 

 

 

Trump’s Attack on Hispanic Judge Not a Two Sided Issue Requiring Media ‘Balance’

June 7, 2016
Filed under: Writing — Tags: , , , , , — Kayla @ 2:57 pm

Donald Trump recently claimed that having Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a Hispanic judge, preside over one of the lawsuits against Trump University, is somehow biased against Trump. Trump went on to say that even a Muslim judge might be unfit to hear a case against him as well, a comment denounced by the vast majority of Republican leaders for being bigoted and undermining the judicial system. Dan recently wrote an article for Mediaite.com  on this issue NOT requiring media balance or an objective light, he commented, “In certain cases, the two sides are much simpler: right and wrong. In those relatively rare cases, it should be the media’s obligation and duty to shed the veneer of “objectivity” and specifically and vociferously call it what it is. Wrong. Donald Trump‘s claim that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, presiding over one of the lawsuits against Trump University, is somehow biased against him because he is “Mexican”(born in Indiana of course) is one of those cases.” Read the full article here.

 

Dan Hosts “60 Days In: The Aftermath,”

May 27, 2016

CaptureOn May 26th Dan hosted A&E Network’s “60 Days In: The Aftermath”, a tell-all reunion with season 1 participants. “60 Days In” is cable’s #1 new non-fiction series returning for a 2nd season this coming August. During the reunion special all seven participants meet for the first time to discuss their experience inside and got to hear feedback from Sheriff Jamey Noel and Captain Scottie Maples. Watch the full episodes of “60 Days In” here.

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