Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News. In that role, he leads the network's political coverage and planning, and serves as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms.
Klein contributes stories and analysis to all ABC News broadcasts, including "Good Morning America" and "World News Tonight with David Muir." He also provides regular political commentary and analysis for ABC News Radio, ABC News digital and live-streaming programs, and NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service.
Klein also co-hosts "Top Line," a political Webcast that's part of the "Power Players" series, distributed in conjunction with Yahoo! News. 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 worked at ABC News as a senior political reporter and wrote The Note, a daily political blog and tip sheet that The New Yorker magazine called "the most influential morning tip sheet in Washington.” 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.