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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The Note: October surprises threaten GOP ‘peace and prosperity’ messages
The TAKE with Rick Klein The midterm campaigns resumed their normal rhythms this week – disrupted only briefly by a major hurricane , and a minor storm known as Kanye West in the Oval Office
Oct 12, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Melania Trump speaks out, as anger animates midterms
The TAKE with Rick Klein There’s anger out there — aimed outside, and also within. First Lady Melania Trump’s revealing interview with ABC’s Tom Llamas includes an intriguing and potentially
Oct 11, 2018 06:03 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Ahead of 2018, Trump’s path to 2020 opens wider
The TAKE with Rick Klein “I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020,” United ... Politics" Podcast. ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Rick Klein sit
Oct 10, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: GOP gets Trumpier in Kavanaugh’s wake
The TAKE with Rick Klein If Brett Kavanaugh helped Republicans find their voice, that voice belongs -- once again -- to President Donald Trump . With four “Make America Great Again” rallies
Oct 09, 2018 05:59 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and John Verhovek, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Kavanaugh confirmation marks triumph of tribalism
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Oct 07, 2018 03:20 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
The Note: Obama takes the midterms stage
The TAKE with Rick Klein Out of the chaos and norm-busting and institution-bursting of the last ... , the current president gets something he wants as well: a foil. The RUNDOWN with Rick Klein
Sep 07, 2018 06:04 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Kavanaugh hearing could define a political generation: ANALYSIS
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Sep 27, 2018 04:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Raw divisions exposed, as emotional hearing devolves into partisan anger: ANALYSIS
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Sep 27, 2018 07:14 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
John McCain, a hero and leader who took causes more seriously than himself: ANALYSIS
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Aug 25, 2018 08:43 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Trump said 'blame on both sides' in Charlottesville, now the anniversary puts him on the spot
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Aug 12, 2018 10:57 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Sun Belt showdowns: What to watch for in Tuesday’s primaries: ANALYSIS
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Aug 26, 2018 09:06 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
The 7 key factors defining the 2018 midterms: ANALYSIS
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Jul 29, 2018 04:44 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
The Note: Trump, Republicans pounce on progressives’ new movement
The TAKE with Rick Klein Just like that, the terrain on immigration has shifted – in a direction ... ." The RUNDOWN with Rick Klein The battle lines are drawn. But so is the road map – clearly
Jul 02, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Trump’s contradictions force tough choices for Republican Party: ANALYSIS
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Jul 18, 2018 05:15 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton Seeks Fresh Start, With Boosts From Bill, Bernie and History
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Jul 26, 2016 11:40 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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