Dan Abrams

Dan Abrams is an attorney, author, Legal Analyst for ABC News, and substitute anchor for Good Morning America. Born in Manhattan, Dan's father is Floyd Abrams, the renowned First Amendment attorney.


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Dan Abrams is an attorney, author, Legal Analyst for ABC News, and substitute anchor for Good Morning America. Born in Manhattan, Dan's father is Floyd Abrams, the renowned First Amendment attorney.

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.

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.

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.

Dan Abrams graduated high school from the Riverdale Country School, an independent day school located in the northwest corner of New York City, in 1984.

He received his B.A. cum laude in political science from Duke University in 1988. While at Duke, Dan anchored newscasts on the student run channel Cable 13 and was Vice President of the student body.

Dan Abrams received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Columbia University Law School in 1992.

Dan has an honorary law degree from Stetson University.

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