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: Trump defined by acting, not reacting
The TAKE with Rick Klein The lookout is on for a wave this year. But there’s a force coming together that figures to give it one monumental challenge – if not blow it back entirely. That force
May 25, 2018 05:40 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s 'Spygate' claim is evidence-free
The TAKE with Rick Klein The battle against the "deep state" is looking fairly shallow ... Powerhouse Politics podcast hosts Jon Karl and Rick Klein. https://abcn.ws/2IJEL0x Stacey Abrams
May 24, 2018 05:58 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Democratic primary candidates with compelling backstories make their mark
The TAKE with Rick Klein If biography can be political destiny, Democrats have fresh reasons to like their outlook for the fall. When they’re done sorting through the damage of bruised egos
May 23, 2018 05:50 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Democratic primaries the first test of electability in the South
The TAKE with Rick Klein Forget Hillary vs. Bernie, or the left-vs.-center splits that have defined their fights for a generation. For Democrats, raging primary battles are less about ideology
May 22, 2018 05:48 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: House Republicans losing control
The TAKE with Rick Klein Republicans may or may not lose control of the House of Representatives in November. But functional “control” is already gone. It happened as a result of issues
May 21, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
Republicans draw conflicting lessons from early primaries: ANALYSIS
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May 09, 2018 06:05 PM Story from Rick Klein, ABC News
Paul Ryan's exit marks another triumph of Trumpism: ANALYSIS
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Apr 12, 2018 02:20 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Comey book claims President Trump sought loyalty like mafia boss 'Sammy the Bull's' induction ceremony
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Apr 12, 2018 05:15 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Amid departures and feuds, Trump lonelier than ever at top
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Mar 01, 2018 05:09 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton Seeks Reality Check on Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, election 2016, Analysis, Rick Klein,
Feb 11, 2016 11:19 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Taking Trump neither literally nor seriously
The TAKE with Rick Klein The Washington Post has recorded a landmark: President Donald Trump ... White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein. President Trump makes
May 02, 2018 05:48 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: The world adjusting to Trump
The TAKE with Rick Klein French President Emmanuel Macron used hand-holding and tree planting to help make his case . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used clip art and PowerPoint
May 01, 2018 05:48 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trumpism and Tuesday's primaries
The TAKE with Rick Klein Trumpism may yet again overwhelm even President Donald Trump. Tuesday’s primaries -- scattered across four states Trump carried in 2016, all but one of which Barack Obama
May 08, 2018 05:53 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: The GOP fight over who loves Trump more
The TAKE with Rick Klein If there are storms a-coming, as Stormy Daniels herself warned President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” it's still sunny out there for the president inside his own
May 07, 2018 05:55 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s wild legal ride
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump has grown used to smashing norms and conventions ... not been ruled out. (Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein and Katherine Faulders) https://abcn.ws/2JNC26y
May 03, 2018 05:55 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
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