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: Hillary Clinton Baits Donald Trump Into Fight, and He More Than Counters
ABC News Political Director Rick Klein breaks down the debate.
Sep 26, 2016 11:12 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: 5 Things the Commander-in-Chief Forum Told Us About the Presidential Debates
RICK KLEIN
Sep 08, 2016 01:17 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton's Health Scare Creates Major Campaign Moment
RICK KLEIN
Sep 11, 2016 09:04 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Creates Existential Crisis for Republican Party
RICK KLEIN
Aug 03, 2016 03:10 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Why the New Independent Candidate Could Still Matter
RICK KLEIN
Aug 08, 2016 03:47 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump Lands Back Where He Started on Immigration
RICK KLEIN
Aug 31, 2016 11:38 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Tale of Two Tarmacs Shows Promise and Peril of Hillary Clinton���s Campaign
RICK KLEIN
Jul 05, 2016 03:17 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In Choosing Mike Pence, Donald Trump Hedges Big Bet
RICK KLEIN
Jul 14, 2016 06:44 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
Republican National Convention 2016: Five Themes to Watch
RICK KLEIN
Jul 17, 2016 05:59 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump Convention in Search of Unity ��� and Energy
RICK KLEIN
Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
Democratic National Convention 2016: 5 Storylines to Watch this Week
RICK KLEIN
Jul 25, 2016 08:02 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton Seeks Fresh Start, With Boosts From Bill, Bernie and History
RICK KLEIN
Jul 26, 2016 11:40 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In Kaine Pick, Clinton Shuns Glitz for Competence -- and Strategy
RICK KLEIN
Jul 23, 2016 06:06 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Hope Is Handed Off, as Obama Makes Way for Hillary Clinton
RICK KLEIN
Jul 28, 2016 12:04 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Convention Spreads Bigger Tent for Democrats ��� as Hillary Clinton Pitches Reinvention
RICK KLEIN
Jul 29, 2016 12:08 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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