ABC News' Dan Abrams Speaks About Health 'Cancer'; Wife, Married Status, Gay & More
- Date of Birth May 20, 1966
- Age 54 Years, 1 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
- Profession Entrepreneur
- Career 1994-present
- Relationship Status Dating
- Wife/Spouse Florinka Pesenti
- Partner Florinka Pesenti
- Gay No
- Net Worth $16 million
- Father Floyd Abrams
- Mother Efrat Abrams
- Sister/s Ronnie Abrams
- High School Columbia Law School, Riverdale Country School
- College Duke University, Allen-Stevenson School, Columbia University
- Height/ How Tall? 5' 9" (1.75 m)
- Hair Short
- Son/s Everett Floyd Abrams
American web entrepreneur and television presenter Dan Abrams is one of the best fathers around. He dropped his job for a day for "the most exciting day" of his life.
The Manhattan native currently serves as the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News. Dan also hosts documentary, 60 Days In and a series, Live PD on the A&E network.
Say Cheese: Dan (left) on the set of Live PD along with analysts, Angeline Hartmann, Sean Larkin, and Tom Morris Jr. in June 2018 (Photo: Angeline Hartmann's Twitter)
The veteran media personality was born on 20 May 1966 to attorney father, Floyd Abrams, and mother, Efrat Abrams. As for his academics, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Columbia University's Columbia Law School.
He started his professional venture as a reporter for Court TV in 1994. Later, Dan was hired by NBC News, where is served as a Chief Legal Correspondent in 1997. He was a host of his own MSNBC show The Abrams Report, first aired in 2001.
Dan Joined ABC News In 2011
After working for more than 15 years on NBC, Dan joined ABC News and subsequently became the Chief Legal Analyst for the network. He anchored the late night show, Nightline from 2013 to 2014.
Dan serves as an occasional anchor on its morning show Good Morning America. He also appears as a regular contributor on The View, a talk show in the network.
Good Morning Folks: Dan appears on ABC News's Good Morning America in July 2018 (Photo: Dan Abrams's Twitter)
Apart from ABC News, Dan is also associated with A&E channel since 2016 as a host of the show, Live PD. He has launched various news and entertainment websites such as Mediaite, Gossip Cop, The Braiser, and Law & Crime.
In 2010, he published the 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 which became popular within a short span of time.
The book was named as a Washington Post bestseller and has been translated into various languages such as Russian, Indonesian, Croatian and Swedish.
How Much Is Dan Abrams's Net Worth?
Involved in the multiple professional ventures, Dan has accumulated the outstanding amount of net worth.
Working as the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News his salary ranges from $99K to $107K. Similarly, his annual salary in at A&E Networks including base and bonus is about $124,216.
Dan also collects the impressive amount of revenue from his entertainment and news websites. His book, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency released in June 2018 came in the top ten New York Times Bestseller list, which also contributed his net worth.
As of now, he enjoys the lavish lifestyle with the net worth that reaches $16 million.
He Suffered Major Health Issue: Cancer In 2003
Dan has faced anguish on his health during his career. In July 2003, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
He decided to publicize his illness in 2004 after the death of WPIX-TV sportscaster Sean Kimerling from testicular cancer. His tumor was removed from his testicles and lymph nodes from his abdomen by a surgery.
In 2013, he made a tweet stating that he has a positive influence on his life, seeing the brave people here at the hospital when he visits there for annual cancer tests.
Dan Abrams's Viewpoint Towards Gay Community On Twitter
Dan often shares his viewpoint regarding the gay community. His arguments regarding the gay marriage are often evinced on his Twitter posts.
In March 2013, he made a Tweet stating that he is not sure to agree too much coverage of gay marriage arguments by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Similarly, in another tweet reply in August 2013, he insisted that he does not believe most of the consensual high school relationship cases gay or straight should be prosecuted.
Talking about his personal life, Dan is a father of a son from his partner for nearly a decade. However, Dan is yet to get married to legalize his relationship with her.
Dan Canceled His Show To Visit New-Born Son Everett Floyd Abrams
Dan has been in a relationship with his long-term partner, Florinka Pesenti, 38, since 2009. Florinka served as the director of public relations for Gucci and was a winner of the reality show, The Amazing Race 3 in 2002.
The couple welcomed their only son, Everett Floyd Abrams in June 2012. Dan announced the delightful news on his Facebook page stating that he had to cancel the show Good Morning America because of his "baby day."
Dan and his business partner Dave Zinczenko opened a TriBeCa restaurant in White Street that hosts weekend brunches where children take over the V.I.P. lounge. He also takes his son for the recreation on the weekends.
Family Outing: Dan with his long-term girlfriend, Florinka, and son, Everett visit TriBeCa restaurant, Manhattan in July 2015 (Photo: Nytimes.com)
It shows Dan is not only a successful media man but also a perfect parent. He resides together with his partner, most probably his to-be wife and their adorable son.