Amy Dash, Esq: The woman behind "Legal Easy"
Legal Correspondent Amy Dash is a two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter and producer whose legal commentary is changing the national debate. Her original insight on the hottest legal topics takes viewers beyond the gossip to see the big picture: why cases matter and what they mean.
Amy is the resident Legal Analyst for CBS Sports Radio and WFAN where she provides legal analysis on the biggest sports cases and frequently breaks news on national stories like the Ezekiel Elliott & NFLPA v. NFL domestic violence case. Last year she dissected several national stories for CBS Sports, including "Deflategate," Hulk Hogan v. Gawker, Erin Andrews' stalker trial, Aaron Hernandez's murder trial and daily fantasy sports, among others. Amy is frequently quoted on CBSSports.com as well as CBS's local TV and radio affiliates nationwide.
Amy is also presently a Special Legal Correspondent for nationally syndicated daytime crime show "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen." On the show, she is a traveling correspondent, covering some of America's most perplexing cases, in-depth. She shines a light on cases where there is injustice and educates viewers about pervasive legal issues like police brutality, doctor prosecutions in the wake of the opioid epidemic, prosecutorial misconduct and archaic laws that result in unjust convictions and punishments. In addition, Amy anchors for the Law & Crime Network, a new digital legal network launched by ABC's Dan Abrams. She anchors coverage of live trials across the country and provides expert analysis.
Amy was formerly a reporter for CBS NY where her original reporting was used on the “CBS Evening News" and inspired an episode of "48 Hours." She won Emmy Awards for coverage of the 2013 MetroNorth Train Derailment and Hurricane Sandy. While at CBS, shewasa go-to for hard to get interviews, bringing sixty exclusives to the station in under two years. Her reporting earned two Emmy Awards and six Emmy nominations, including a national nomination. She broke news on several national stories including, the Newtown School Shooting, D.C. Sniper Shooting and LAX Airport Shooting. Amy broadcast the first televised interviews with victims of sex abuse at elite Manhattan private school Horace Mann. She went on to uncover life-threatening violations by 911 operators. She also broke news on several celebrity court cases. She was first to report that supermodel Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook settled their tumultuous divorce during an exclusive interview with Cook. Amy landed one of the first interviews with talk show legend Regis Philbin, after he retired. She has also interviewed Jennifer Garner, Felicity Huffman, Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lucy Liu, among others. Prior to working at WCBS, Amy worked for News 12 Networks where she wrote, shot, edited, produced and reported for five separate stations. She has also been a consulting producer for "48 Hours" and NBC's Peacock Productions.
Amy's original analysis has been cited in the Harvard Law Review and picked up by national news services. Amy is also a regular guest on Newsmax, NY's WPIX11 News, TSN1290 in Canada, Sean Hannity's show on iheartRadio, Sports Court on FoxNews.com and Verizon's legal talk show “Richard French Live."
Amy's standout sports coverage also led to her appointmentaslegal correspondent for Mark Cuban's AXS-TV program "Inside MMA," where she became the first television legal correspondent to cover Mixed Martial Arts cases, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship's legal brawl to bring live MMA to New York. Just two months later, Combat Press mentioned her as one of the Biggest Difference Makers in MMA. In collaboration with AXS-TV, she brought her rabid & loyal social media fans, in-depth "60 Minutes"-style reports that examine the ins and outs of lawsuits and inventions that are changing their favorite sports. Her recent two-part series on concussions was viewed more than 300,000 times on Facebook and YouTube in one weekend. Hundreds of social media viewers posted passionate comments on the topic. Her interview with legendary fighters prompted the UFC to pay for fighter Leslie Smith to have a stomach tumor removed. Additionally, Amy's analysis of a corrupt regulatory body in fighter Nick Diaz's marijuana case resulted in thousands of tweets in a matter of hours. Her "legal updates" received more than thirty thousand views a month on YouTube and Facebook and result in magnetic social media interaction and engagement. She now continues her mixed martial arts coverage for SBNation and Bleacher Report and guest lectures on topics like the unionization of fighters to graduate students at Columbia University.
Amy graduated from Cardozo Law School. She is certified innegotiation,arbitration and mediation. She graduated from Boston University with bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and psychology and a minor in American History.