Christianne Klein

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Christianne Klein
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Alma materWellesley College
ABC News
KLAS-TV (2016–present)

Christianne Klein is an American television news anchor,[1] journalist,[2] lifestyle author,[3][4] television personality, and former anchor and correspondent for ABC News.[5] While at ABC, she operated in both New York, NY and Washington DC. In New York, she anchored breaking news coverage for the network and contributed to ABC's network programs including Good Morning America.[6]

She released her first food and beauty cookbook, Christianne's Herbal Kitchen: Fresh Herb Recipes for Body and Soul in November 2011.[4] Klein is also a global Ambassador for HealthCorps, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife, Lisa, to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.[2]

Prior to ABC News, she worked as an anchor and reporter for ABC-7/WJLA-TV in Washington, DC,[7] USA, she is a California native and has worked as the main anchor for KNVN in Chico, California and a weekday anchor for KUTV Channel 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah.[8]

She appeared as news reporter Linda Garvey in the 2006 movie, American Dreamz [9] and was a frequent panelist on the late night talk show "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher".[10] Prior to and during her news career, Klein was a stage performer specializing in comedies, musical theater[11] and Shakespeare.

Klein was described (by Rev. Gus Wagster of Chico News and Review, Chico, CA.) as "Marilyn, Madonna and Mansfield all rolled into one".[12]

Klein is the granddaughter of Helene Machado, a former athlete and member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League[13]. Machado was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1988.


Klein has been nominated and won numerous awards, including Emmy awards and an Edward R Murrow award.[2]


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  3. ^ "The Woman Behind a Healthy Cookbook You'll Want for the Holidays | Shecky's". 2011-11-15. Archived from the original on 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  4. ^ a b Janice Taylor, Editor (2011-11-04). "Dysfunctional Chef: Broiled Salmon with Mango Jalapeno Mint Salsa – Our Lady of Weight Loss". Retrieved 2011-11-21.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "ABC Medianet". ABC Medianet. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  6. ^ "Cheese Souffle at New York's Payard Bistro Recipe – ABC News". Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  7. ^ Brian on July 6, 2006 4:27 PM (2006-07-06). "Christianne Klein Joins ABC Overnight Team – TVNewser". Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  8. ^ "ABC News Taps New Anchor – 2006-07-06 11:29:00 | Broadcasting & Cable". Retrieved 2011-11-21.
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  10. ^ "Politically Incorrect: Alec Baldwin, Christianne Klein, Frank Bruni Episode Summary". 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  11. ^ Tupper, Katrina (2011-08-01). "Q&A: The Great American Trailer Park Musical Brings Adult Humor to Fair Oaks – Fair Oaks, CA Patch". Archived from the original on 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  12. ^ "CN&R > Local Stories > Downstroke > 07.20.06". Retrieved 2011-11-21.
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