Rick Klein Named ABC News Washington Bureau Chief

Rick Klein, a veteran of wrangling politicians and newsmakers, has been named ABC News’ next Washington Bureau chief, a move that shows the Disney news operation working to fill some notable holes among its senior staff.

“As a seasoned and highly respected journalist, Rick is uniquely qualified to lead our Washington bureau at such a pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” said Debra OConnell, the Disney executive who oversees both ABC News and ABC’s local stations, in a prepared statement. “His years of guiding our coverage of the biggest political news events, including five presidential elections, and providing critical analysis across ABC News’ programs and platforms are invaluable to our exceptional team and viewers.”

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