Rick Klein

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Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning and serving as an on-air political analyst across ABC News... Read More »

Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning and serving as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms.

Klein has contributed stories and analysis to all ABC News broadcasts, including "Good Morning America" and "World News." He also provides regular political commentary and analysis for ABC News Radio, ABC News NOW and NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service.

Klein also co-hosts "Top Line," a political Webcast that's part of the Yahoo! News/ABC News "Power Players" series. He is a regular guest on Fox News and NPR programs, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and PBS, among numerous other television outlets. From 2007-2010, Klein wrote The Note, a daily political blog and tip sheet that publishes every weekday morning at ABCNEWS.com. The New Yorker magazine called The Note "the most influential morning tip sheet in Washington," serving as an insider's and outsider's guide to what's happening in politics and why.

Starting in 2010, he began serving as Senior Washington Editor for "World News with Diane Sawyer," working as senior Washington producer for the program in addition to on-air roles.

Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Prior to coming to Washington in 2004 to cover the Bush campaign, he covered the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall. He previously worked as a metro reporter at The Dallas Morning News.

A native of Long Island, New York, Klein graduated with a degree in politics from Princeton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Laine, and their sons, Jack and Max.

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ANALYSIS: In Franken's withdrawal, a challenge to Republicans
RICK KLEIN
Dec 07, 2017 08:42 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In Jerusalem gamble, Trump may go bust
RICK KLEIN
Dec 06, 2017 05:12 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Alabama Senate race, a journey into the politically bizarre
The TAKE with Rick Klein The Alabama Senate race has been a journey into political bizarro world , where some voters feel a man facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with women when
Dec 11, 2017 06:16 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: In #MeToo moment, as political titans fall, will Congress ponder the pace and process?
The TAKE with Rick Klein It may seem slow compared to the speed with which titans have fallen ... quietly. (Rick Klein) http://abcn.ws/2BJETJK Some Senators avoid comparing Al Franken and Roy
Dec 08, 2017 06:17 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: On #MeToo, a partisan split
The TAKE with Rick Klein The declaration came definitively, if belatedly: #MeToo has to mean them ... Politics" podcast , Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein talk to Corey Lewandowski and Dave Bossie about
Dec 07, 2017 06:07 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: How will the GOP reckon with the rise of Bannonism?
The TAKE with Rick Klein Roy Moore may yet save a precious Senate seat for a Republican Party that's back on his bandwagon. While he's at it, he might be salvaging another political career
Dec 06, 2017 06:12 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump owns Moore as Billy Bush raises other issues
The TAKE with Rick Klein It's not just that the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump own Roy Moore – though the president's purported “Go get ‘em, Roy” comment makes
Dec 05, 2017 06:15 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and John Verhovek, ABC News
Republican National Committee reverses course, will support Roy Moore in Senate race
MARK OSBORNE and RICK KLEIN
Dec 05, 2017 01:11 AM Story from Politics MARK OSBORNE and RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Michael Flynn's guilty plea opens more doors than it closes
Rick Klein
Dec 01, 2017 12:37 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Analysis: Sessions gives Trump what he wants - a return to 'Crooked Hillary'
Rick Klein
Nov 14, 2017 04:30 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: A year after election, Trump's shockwaves still reverberate
Rick Klein
Nov 08, 2017 12:37 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In questioning authenticity of 'Access Hollywood' tape, President Trump seeks to define own reality
RICK KLEIN
Nov 27, 2017 12:33 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Corker, Flake draw line in the sand in questioning Trump's fitness for office
RICK KLEIN
Oct 24, 2017 06:03 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Mueller makes bold first moves, how will Trump respond?
RICK KLEIN
Oct 30, 2017 01:57 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Special counsel's actions in Russia probe may cut through Trump tweetstorm
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "DO SOMETHING" over the weekend in the wake of the "Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix
Oct 30, 2017 05:54 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
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