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Three influential media personalities who began their careers practicing law will visit downtown Greensboro as part of the 2022-2023 Elon Law Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.

ABC News’ Dan Abrams (November 2, 2022), Sunny Hostin from The View (January 19, 2023), and Shannon Bream of FOX News (April 12, 2023) will explore how Americans shape their perception of justice through established and emerging sources of information and entertainment.

Elon University School of Law’s first community events since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will be held at the Carolina Theater at no cost to guests. Notify Elon Law of your intention to attend by visiting law.elon.edu/leadership or by calling 336.279.9200 during regular business hours.

For information on large groups, contact Elon Law Events Coordinator Monica Glover at [email protected]

The Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is an integral part of Elon Law’s commitment to learning, law and leadership.

Endowed with a generous gift from the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greensboro, North Carolina, the series brings together accomplished leaders from various disciplines at Elon University to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty.

Featured Events

Dan Abram

Dan Abram

November 2, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Carolina Theater (310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro)

Dan Abrams is the CEO and founder of Abrams Media, and he’s both chief legal officer for ABC News and host of the top-rated series “Live PD” on A&E Network. Previously, he co-hosted ABC’s Nightline, hosted “The Abrams Report” and the acclaimed “Verdict with Dan Abrams” on MSNBC, and served as chief legal correspondent for NBC News.

Abrams also served as general manager of MSNBC, where he presided over a period of unprecedented growth, with ratings and earnings each increasing more than 50% during his tenure.

Abrams Media properties now welcome more than 15 million unique visitors per month and include the nationally recognized Mediaite.com, which covers the intersection of media and politics; Law&Crime.com and the now widely watched Law&Crime network, which broadcasts live trials with in-studio anchors and analysis; and TheMarySue.com, covering “geek culture” from a female perspective (among other things).

A graduate of Columbia Law School, Abrams has published extensively in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, in addition to The Yale Law and Policy Review, ABCNews.com, and Mediaite.com.

Her first 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”, was a Washington Post bestseller. .

Abrams also joined David Fisher in writing “Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency” and “Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save his legacy”.

Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin

January 19, 2023
6:30 p.m.
Carolina Theater (310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro)

Sunny Hostin is a three-time Emmy Award-winning legal journalist, former federal prosecutor, New York Times bestselling author, and co-host of The View.

In May 2021, Hostin released his first novel, “Summer on the Bluffs” (William Morrow), which skyrocketed to No. 11 on the New York Times bestseller list. The first book in his “Summer” trilogy is being made into a series as the first major project for Sunny Hostin Productions. In fall 2020, Hostin released her memoir, “I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Life Between Worlds,” with HarperOne.

Hostin has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Woman, Essence, Newsweek, New York Post, Latina and Ebony. A sought-after speaker, she has delivered a TEDxTalk titled “A Possibility Model” and has spoken and moderated panels for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, and the National Bar Association, and served as a witness at the hearing of the Federal Judicial Congress for the right of public access to the courts.

Hostin lives with her husband and two children in New York.

Shannon Bream

Shannon Bream

April 12, 2023
6:30 p.m.
Carolina Theater (310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro)

Shannon Bream is currently the anchor of “FOX News Sunday with Shannon Bream” on the FOX Broadcast Network. She joined FOX News Channel in 2007 as a Washington DC-based correspondent covering the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to her anchoring role, Bream is chief legal correspondent for FNC and host of “Livin’ the Bream,” a podcast on FOX News Radio where she shares inspiring stories, personal anecdotes, and the perspective of a insider on the actions and decisions of the top seek. She is also the founding author of FOX News Books, the publishing house of FOX News Media. Notably, its first title, “The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today” was the 13th best-selling book in adult nonfiction in 2021, according to Bookscan, and passed 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. , including five at number one.

In March 2022, she released the second book in the franchise, “Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak,” which also shot to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, moving to 200,000. copies in the first five weeks.

Prior to joining FNC, Bream worked as a weekend anchor for WRC-TV (NBC-4) in Washington, DC, anchored evening and late-night news for WBTV (CBS-3) in Charlotte, Carolina of the North and held editorial and reporting positions. at WFTS-TV (ABC-28) in Tampa, Florida. Prior to entering the media world, Shannon practiced law, specializing in racial discrimination and sexual harassment cases.

She graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management magna cum laude from Liberty University. Bream and her husband, Sheldon, love to travel, fly-fish and describe themselves as “a bit obsessed” with college football. Their home is run by an English Labrador, Biscuit Bream.

About Elon Law

Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina is the leading school for engaged and experiential learning in law. With an emphasis on learning-by-doing and among the top quartile of U.S. law schools for low levels of student debt at graduation, it integrates traditional classroom instruction with residencies in full-time practice linked to coursework in a logically sequenced program of transformational career preparation. Elon Law’s groundbreaking approach is accomplished in 2.5 years, which provides distinctive value by lowering tuition costs and allowing graduates to quickly enter their legal careers.

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