Media entrepreneur Dan Abrams is creating a new Web destination for crime-fixated New Yorkers.
The site, called LawNewz.com, is slated to launch Tuesday and is already tackling topics as diverse as Bill Cosby’s culpability and the Netflix true crime documentary, “Making a Murderer.”
Two executives will run the service: Rachel Stockman, the daughter of David Stockman, a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and Beth Karas, who is a former Manhattan assistant district attorney and legal reporter.
The site is the latest addition to the Abrams Media Network, best known for Mediaite, a news site that covers the intersection of politics and TV news.
“We’ll have legal experts and journalists analyzing the biggest story of the day, from the ‘natural born’ debate around Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to unbelievable crime stories, and a bit of Supreme Court,” Abrams, known for his on-air work as a chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News, told The Post.
The TV executive, who is the son of constitutional law expert Floyd Abrams, is hoping the site will appeal to everyday citizens.
Given that Abrams has explored some underserved niches, from plus-size clothes for women at “Runway Riot” to a site for celebrity chefs titled “The Braiser,” he faults himself for waiting so long launch a site in his own area of expertise. “I should have launched it a long time ago. The truth is, I wanted to establish myself beyond the legal world,” Abrams said.
The site will be ad supported and Abrams says he aims to reach between 1 million and 2 million uniques per month by the end of the year. Abrams Media Network, headquartered in Herald Square, is self-funded.
Originally posted by the New York Post.