Dan Abrams Re-ups, Changes Roles at ABC


Dan Abrams contract was coming up and while ABC was doing their best to keep him, FTVLive has learned that CNN's Jeff Zucker was also interested in him. 

In the end, Zucker lost out and Abrams role at ABC News will greatly increase. 

Under his new deal Abrams now becomes Nightline Anchor and Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News.

"In his new role Dan will continue his regular legal segments on Good Morning America, show us a whole new side of his talents with a new branded GMA segment on a wide range of topics, and join the other Nightline anchors on ABC’s The Lookout." ABC Boss Ben Sherwood said in a memo to the staff.

Abrams also owns and operates the Mediaite blog network and under his new deal with ABC, he will be stepping away from the day to day operations of that.  

"Now he’ll have new opportunities to deliver his signature reporting to the Nightline audience, in prime time on ABC’s The Lookout, in the mornings on GMA, and on World News, ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio, and all our platforms." Sherwood added in the memo.