Abrams started his career since the early 90s at Court TV as a correspondent. At that time, he reported the OJ Simpson case and the International War Crimes Tribunal from Netherlands. He has also reported the assisted-suicide attempts of Dr. Jack Kevorkian from Michigan from May 1994 to June 1997.
He joined NBC News in 1997 as general assignment reporter and stayed in position for 2 years. He was called Chief Legal Correspondent for those two years contribution in reporting. In 2001, he started to host his own program The Abrams Report at MSNBC and worked until 12 June 2006, he was promoted to General Manager Post at the channel. He continued in the managerial position for one year and again focused on his show Live with Dan Abrams at 9 pm. The program got restored and renamed Verdict with Dan Abrams and on-aired up to 21 August 2008. It has been declared by MSNBC that 9 pm time slot would be taken by Rachel Maddow from 8 September 2008. During that period, Abrams was working for NBC News also substituting for Today as host.
Abrams signed for ABC News as Chief Legal Analyst in February 2011 and also became fill-in host on Good Morning America. He is working for the thirty times Daytime Emmy Awards winning show The View. Later in June 2013, ABC declared that Abrams is upcoming Chief Legal Affairs and also the presenter of Nightline. He left anchoring for Nightline at the last of 2014.
Abrams is an important web entrepreneur and has commenced several news and entertainment websites which are operating successfully. His first site was Mediaite started on July 2009 which features different editorial content and analytical rating of media celebrities. This site became massively popular right after its inauguration and currently, visited by more than 7 million people every month. The following month, Abrams and Michael Lewittes began Gossip Cop which watch the celebrity gossip world and also rates chit-chats on a scale of 0-10.
On 25 January 2010, his another site Geekosystem was introduced as the first authorized sister Mediaite and reports geek culture as well as improvement in science, technology and internet memes and trending issues on the internet. Abrams started his new fashion site Styleite right after two months of Geekosystem. It rates models, designers, authors, and additional style production which are based on the effects and fashions. Styleite has been renamed as Runway Riot and model Iskra Lawrence is working as managing editor for this site.
SportsGrid was introduced on May 2010 which covers sports news, videos and other media following both sports as well as the media world adjacent it. Anthem Media Group purchased SportsGrid in 2013 in a stock and cash deal. The Mary Sue was launched in 2011, Geekosystem’s sister site which emphasizes the voice and women of the geek world. In 2014, Geekosystem was wrapped into The Mary Sue by Abrams.
The Braiser was started in May 2012 which focuses on the celebrities and daily life of the world’s famed chefs. In 2014's James Beard Foundation Award, this site got nominated. Abrams recently launched site is LawNewz in 2016 which concentrates on legal reports and also live streams trials.
Abrams is also an author of 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. This book is marked as best seller according to Washington Post and has been interpreted into various languages such as Russian, Indonesian, Croatian, Swedish and Hebrew.
There has also printed several pieces of writings in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The American Lawyer and the Yale Law and Policy review as well. He has contributed to online magazines like The Huffington Post, Daily Beast and mediate and works for Men’s Health as a continuous columnist. Abrams is also involved with White Street restaurant located in Tribeca.