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Rick Klein named new bureau chief for ABC News in Washington, DC
Rick Klein named new bureau chief for ABC News in Washington, DC

Rick Klein named new bureau chief for ABC News in Washington, DC

Rick Klein is the new vice president and bureau chief for ABC News in Washington, DC. The network announced the promotion of the longtime political director on Monday.

“I grew up surrounded by ABC News’ legendary Washington journalists,” Klein said in a statement. “I am honored to take on the role of bureau chief at this critical time and have the chance to work more closely with my colleagues in Washington and elsewhere.”

“Our audiences rely more than ever on our honest reporting about our government and our political institutions,” he continued. “Reporting that is essential to our democracy and the world.”

“As an experienced and highly respected journalist, Rick is uniquely qualified to lead our Washington office at such a crucial moment in our country’s history,” Debra O’ConnellPresident of Disney Entertainment’s News Group and Networks, noted in a statement, adding: “His expertise and deep relationships inside and outside the Beltway are critical to our success as the nation’s leading news network.”

In his new role, Klein will lead all news teams in the U.S. capital and oversee collaboration between the bureau and other departments and divisions of ABC News. He will also lead political coverage for This Week. Georg Stephanopolous.

Klein takes over the position of Jonathan Greenbergerwho left the network in April to become executive vice president at Politico. Katie den Daas serve as Deputy DC Office Manager during the transition period.

During this time, ABC News remained in the political spotlight and secured an exclusive interview with President Joe Biden last Friday. The second presidential debate between Biden and the former president is tentatively scheduled to take place on September 10 Donald Trump moderated by David Muir And Linsey Davis.

By Everly