Dan Abrams (born May 20, 1966) is an American television host, legal commentator, and businessman. He is the CEO of Abrams Research, a media-focused expert network; he is also the Chief Legal Analyst for NBC News. He formerly served as General Manager of MSNBC and as an anchor for that network.
Abrams graduated from Riverdale Country School in 1984. He received his B.A. cum laude in political science from Duke University in 1988. While at Duke, he anchored newscasts on the student run channel Cable 13, and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Columbia University Law School in 1992.
Before joining NBC News, Abrams worked as a reporter for Court TV where he was widely lauded for his coverage of the the OJ Simpson case. He also covered the International War Crimes Tribunal from The Netherlands, and the assisted-suicide trials of Dr. Jack Kevorkian from Michigan. Abrams' first job, however, was working as an intern for the Manhattan Borough president.