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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5 Stories You'll Care About In Politics This Week
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Sep 07, 2014 08:11 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
Ray Rice Video Points Congress to 'Forceful Initiative' on Domestic Violence
and Rick Klein" is a part of the podcast series ESPN Perspectives, with original audio
Sep 09, 2014 01:30 PM Blog Entry from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
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that's how I know I'm due." "Capital Games with Andy Katz and Rick Klein" is a part
Sep 03, 2014 09:14 AM Blog Entry from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
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Aug 31, 2014 11:51 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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Jul 06, 2014 06:33 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
World Cup America? Why a Senator Cites 'Fairness' to Strip Qatar of 2022 Contest
' Rick Klein. The program explores the intersection of sports and politics, through interviews
Jul 07, 2014 12:42 PM Blog Entry from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Who Thinks President Obama Will Be Impeached? The White House
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Jul 25, 2014 12:28 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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Jul 20, 2014 07:36 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
Marco Rubio on LeBron James: 'Unique Talent' Will Be Economic Boon for Cleveland
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Jul 16, 2014 12:10 PM Blog Entry from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
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Jul 27, 2014 06:22 AM Story from Politics By: RICK KLEIN, ABC News
US, FIFA Should 'Reconsider' Holding Next World Cup in Russia, Sen. McCain Says
to the World Cup and I don't think that Europe would either." "Capital Games with Andy Katz and Rick Klein" is a part of the podcast series ESPN Perspectives, with original audio programming
Jul 30, 2014 11:12 AM Blog Entry from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
How Eric Cantor's Shocking Loss Changes Everything
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Jun 10, 2014 10:26 PM Blog Entry from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
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Jun 01, 2014 07:00 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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Jun 15, 2014 07:00 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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Jun 22, 2014 10:52 AM Story from ThisWeek RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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