Senior Washington Editor, ABC News
Rick Klein is ABC News' Senior Washington editor for "World News with Diane Sawyer," serving as senior Washington producer for the nightly broadcast and as an on-air political analyst. He appears on "World News Political Insights," a weekly segment on "World News Weekend," and contributes political stories to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
Klein also co-hosts "Top Line," an ABC News webcast that streams live daily at noon ET on ABCNEWS.com and airs on ABC News NOW, the network's 24-hour digital outlet. He provides regular political commentary and analysis for ABC News Radio, ABC News NOW and NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service, and has contributed stories and analysis to "Good Morning America" and "World News."
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.
Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. He joined the Globe in 2000. 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 son, Jack.