Dan Abrams

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When the News Causes You Heartache

After reading of the death of a former love, Dan Abrams reflects

(Newser) - Mediaite founder/MSNBC host Dan Abrams has delivered his fair share of heartbreaking news, but found the shoe shoved painfully on the other foot this week after reading that one of his "few and truest loves" died by falling—or jumping—off a cliff over the weekend. In a touching... More »

Abrams' 'Gossip Cop' Worst of Both Worlds

Media weigh in on new site

(Newser) - It seems that Dan Abrams just launched Mediaite, but he’s already back with another venture: Gossip Cop. The initial post compared it to "TMZ meets Smoking Gun," but Laura Schreffler, in the New York Daily News, deems it “sort of like TMZ meets the Huffington Post.... More »

New Site Targets Chattering (and Now Tweeting) Classes

(Newser) - There's been lots of media chatter about Mediaite.com, the website Dan Abrams rolled out this morning, most of it sight-unseen, challenging the former MSNBC host's intention to continue to run a media strategy firm alongside the site. Howard Kurtz, one of those critics, now takes a look at the... More »

MSNBC Gives Lefty Maddow Prime-Time Slot

She will replace longtime host Abrams, following Olbermann

(Newser) - MSNBC is honing its left-leaning lineup in the “final leg” of the presidential election, swapping longtime host Dan Abrams for the more overtly partisan Rachel Maddow in its 9pm time slot. The switch has been long expected, reports the New York Times. Network execs see Maddow as a better... More »

Rosie in Talks to Host MSNBC Show

Outspoken comedian could battle Larry King in prime-time slot

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell and MSNBC are close to inking a deal to give the outspoken comedian her own prime-time talk show, reports the New York Times. Just six months after she left "The View" in a cloud of controversy, the loquacious lefty could be battling CNN's "Larry King Live"... More »

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