Rick Klein, ABC News Political Director

Who Is Rick Klein, ABC News Political Director; Bio, Age, Wife

Rick Klein Biography

Rick Klein is an ABC News Political Director as well as a political analyst across ABC News platform. In addition, he co-hosts “Top Line,” a political Webcast that’s part of the Yahoo! News/ABC News “Power Players” series. He is also a regular guest on Fox News and NPR programs. He previously co-hosted “Powerhouse Politics” podcast alongside ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl.

Rick Klein Age

Ric was born on November 21, 1976 in Islip, Long Island, New York.

Rick Klein Education

Klein did his undergraduate studies at Princeton University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Government. While there, he served as editor-in-chief of  the school’s newspaper ‘The Daily Princetonian’.

Rick Klein Family

Rick is the son of the late Stuart Robert Klein and Esther Canetti Klein. His father, Stuart was a professor of health and physical education at Nassau Community College for more than 30 years. He lead the Long Island men’s basketball team in the Empire State Games in 1978 and 1979, and coaching at the International Games for the Disabled in 1984. At Nassau, he developed a specialty in adapted physical education, and also did work at the Henry Viscardi School, where he worked with students with physical challenges. He was inducted to the Nassau Community College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. He retired in 2003 but continued working at Nassau as an adjunct professor until 2017. He died on May 22, 2023 at the age of 76.

Rick was brought up alongside his brother Joel Klein, a teacher in the Brookline, Mass., public-school system.

Is Rick Klein Married

Rick Kleine Wife; Ric married his wife Laine Kaplowitz Kleine in July 2005 in Cleveland. Laine is a Campaign Development Specialist at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has previously worked as a director of Publicity for Landmark Theatres as well as a publicist for Allied Integrated Marketing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Kansas.

Rick Klein Children.

He is a loving father to two boys, Jack Kleine and Max Kleine.

Rick Klein ABC News

Rick is ABC News Political Director where he overseas political coverage and planning. He also serves as a political analyst for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio, and NewsOne. He also serves as a regular guest on Fox News and NPR programs and has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and PBS among others.

He previously co-hosted “Powerhouse Politics” podcast along with ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl as well as “Top Line,” a political Webcast that’s part of the Yahoo! News/ABC News “Power Players” series.

He wrote for ‘The Note’, a daily political blog and tip sheet that publishes every weekday morning at ABCNEWS.com from 2007-2010. He was named ABC News political director in February 2013. He has interviewed many political leaders including Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Ken Burns, Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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 serving as ABC’s Senior Washington editor for “World News with Diane Sawyer” and as an on-air political analyst. He also appeared regularly on the weekend editions of “World News with David Muir.”

Prior to joining ABC News, he worked for The Boston Globe where he covered Congress and national politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall. He has also worked as a metro reporter at The Dallas Morning News.

Rick Klein Salary

Rick earns an annual base salary of $ 700,000. He has managed to amass an estimated net worth of around $5 million.

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