About 

    Betsy Klein is a reporter covering the first family, politics, and pop culture for CNN. 

    She was a 2016 campaign embed, covering every Republican and Democratic presidential candidate across Iowa through the caucuses, and then tracking the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz and later, the vice-presidential campaign of Sen. Tim Kaine.  

    Klein first joined CNN's political team in August 2014 as an assignment editor in the Washington bureau, and she's also covered Capitol Hill, the White House, and breaking news while at CNN. She previously wore many hats at ABC News' Washington bureau, where she worked for all platforms and won an Emmy as part of the Good Morning America team.

    A North Carolina native, Klein is a proud Duke University alumna.