Dan Abrams is the host of MSNBC’s “Verdict with Dan Abrams” and chief legal correspondent for NBC News. “Verdict with Dan Abrams” is an hour-long look at the day’s news from a legal viewpoint, featuring Abrams’ perspective as he assesses right from wrong and determines the winners and losers in politics, law and pop culture.
From June 2006 to October 2007, Abrams was the General Manager of MSNBC. Prior to his management appointment, Abrams hosted “The Abrams Report,” a nightly legal affairs program.
Abrams began his career at NBC Sports in 1988 at the Seoul Olympics and Wimbledon. His primary duties included making coffee runs, icing sodas, and keeping certain anchor positions dust-free.
Nearly a decade later, Abrams joined NBC News as a general assignment correspondent in 1997 and quickly became a regular contributor to “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” and “Dateline NBC.” Abrams has reported on all of the highest-profile cases of the past decade including the Bush v. Gore post-election battles, President Clinton impeachment trial, the Oklahoma City bombing trials and the legal debate over the treatment of detainees.
Prior to joining NBC News, Abrams served as an anchor and reporter for Court TV. He covered the OJ Simpson criminal and civil trials from Los Angeles, the International War Crimes Tribunal from The Netherlands, and the assisted-suicide trials of Dr. Kevorkian from Michigan. He also worked as an NBC News consultant from 1995 to 1997.
An accomplished writer, Abrams has had articles published in, among others: The New York Times, The American Lawyer, and the Yale Law and Policy Review. He also writes a monthly legal column for Men’s Health magazine.
A 1988 alumnus of Duke University, Abrams graduated cum laude with a B.A. in political science. He received his law degree from Columbia University in 1992. He currently resides in New York City.