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: Trump’s bold trip – how he plans to tackle Islamic terrorism in the heart of the Muslim world
RICK KLEIN
May 19, 2017 05:58 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trumpcare carries uncertain price tags, for individuals and the GOP
RICK KLEIN
May 04, 2017 05:07 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump's tumultuous week sets up battle for presidential survival
RICK KLEIN
May 17, 2017 01:13 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In firing Comey, Trump creates Watergate-level crisis of confidence
RICK KLEIN
May 10, 2017 12:00 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: President Trump redefines own doctrine with Syria strike
RICK KLEIN
Apr 07, 2017 04:48 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Spicer's Hitler gaffe complicates Trump push on Russia
RICK KLEIN
Apr 12, 2017 11:28 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump flip-flops toward political center – for now
RICK KLEIN
Apr 13, 2017 02:29 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump faces early referendum in Georgia congressional race
RICK KLEIN
Apr 18, 2017 01:02 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Defied by Republicans, President Trump crashes into sharp realities
RICK KLEIN
Mar 24, 2017 06:07 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: President Trump puts credibility on line in his biggest fight yet
RICK KLEIN
Mar 06, 2017 12:14 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Halfway to 100 days, how Donald Trump is remaking the presidency
RICK KLEIN
Mar 10, 2017 06:13 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: President Trump preps for war with own base
RICK KLEIN
Mar 08, 2017 02:33 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Michael Flynn resignation raises dark questions surrounding Trump and Russia
RICK KLEIN
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
Proposed Trump Executive Order Could Curtail LGBT Rights
RICK KLEIN
Feb 01, 2017 10:16 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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