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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Proposed Trump Executive Order Could Curtail LGBT Rights
RICK KLEIN
Feb 01, 2017 10:16 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: How SCOTUS Drama Is Ultimate Trump Distraction
RICK KLEIN
Feb 09, 2017 09:28 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Michael Flynn resignation raises dark questions surrounding Trump and Russia
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Feb 14, 2017 01:18 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump White House Plays Terrorism Blame Game
RICK KLEIN
Feb 08, 2017 08:06 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump Asserts Independence, if Barely, in Tweaking House GOP Over Ethics
RICK KLEIN
Jan 03, 2017 01:16 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: For Obama, a Legacy Trump Will Help Define
RICK KLEIN
Jan 10, 2017 10:34 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: 6 Takeaways From Donald Trump's Wild Press Conference
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Jan 11, 2017 02:31 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: The Big Storylines to Watch on Trump's Inauguration Day (and Beyond)
RICK KLEIN
Jan 19, 2017 12:10 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: For Donald Trump, Call for Unity Starts With Bleak Message
RICK KLEIN
Jan 20, 2017 02:45 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: 5 Takeaways From Donald Trump's 1st Week in Office
RICK KLEIN
Jan 28, 2017 06:00 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Forces Defining Moment for His Presidency – and the Nation
RICK KLEIN
Jan 30, 2017 08:02 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
Clinton, Trump Aides Angrily Clash at Election Forum
RICK KLEIN
Dec 01, 2016 07:30 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Roils Foreign Policy Even Before He Becomes President
RICK KLEIN
Dec 23, 2016 04:52 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: For secretary of state, Trump chooses fight over flight
RICK KLEIN
Dec 13, 2016 05:15 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
Election Day Primer: Storylines to Watch
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Nov 01, 2016 09:39 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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