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: Pelosi fight offers hints of Democratic division ahead
The TAKE with Rick Klein They are now on the record: 14 men and two women who really, really don't want Nancy Pelosi to become speaker of the House again. The letter from current and future House
Nov 20, 2018 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Mississippi runoff tests Democrats’ momentum
The TAKE with Rick Klein Overtime is over in Georgia and Florida now after Democrats ran out ... political director Rick Klein, who tells us what Rick Scott's victory in the Florida Senate race means
Nov 19, 2018 04:03 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Uneasy questions settle over post-election Washington
The TAKE with Rick Klein The first full week after the midterm election s, which promised to provide some answers, comes to a close with plenty of unease to go around. There’s unease because
Nov 16, 2018 06:13 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Unfinished counting risks faith in elections
The TAKE with Rick Klein If this election was a celebration of democracy, with midterm turnout ... agency at 10 a.m. ABC’s political director Rick Klein moderates a post-midterm panel at Harvard
Nov 15, 2018 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Decision time for diminished GOP in House
The TAKE with Rick Klein The instability of the Trump presidency, and of the era of Republican politics that he dominates, are about to get some new marking points. House Republicans gather
Nov 14, 2018 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
Ratify or reject? Midterm elections offer referendum on Trump presidency: ANALYSIS
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Nov 06, 2018 06:21 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Divided verdict on Trump means repudiation as well as vindication
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Nov 07, 2018 02:54 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, 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
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
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
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
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
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
ANALYSIS: The Big Storylines to Watch on Trump's Inauguration Day (and Beyond)
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Jan 19, 2017 12:10 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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