Klein provides regular political commentary and analysis for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio, and NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service. He co-hosts the “Powerhouse Politics” podcast along with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl.
“Rick has established himself as a trusted voice by puncturing Beltway talking points and poll-tuned messages, staying far ahead of the curve on national affairs and political news,” President of Disney-ABC Television Group Ben Sherwood said when he named Klein Political Director in February 2013.
He was a key member of the editorial team that produced eight primary debates, the 2012 vice-presidential debate, and the 2016 town-hall-style presidential debate.
Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he 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. An avid baseball-card collector, he was included as a subject in Topps’ 2016 Allen & Ginter release.