The Washington Post has named Ron Klain a contributing columnist for the Opinion section. Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President Al Gore, will write regularly about the latest news in Washington through the lens of his extensive political career.
“Ron’s broad experience in all three branches of government and in the trenches of electoral politics gives him unparalleled insight into how Washington operates. He combines deep substantive knowledge with an unerring ability to see around political and legislative corners,” said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt.
Ron Klain is General Counsel of Revolution LLC, an investment firm launched by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case in 2005. Klain recently served as White House Ebola Response Coordinator from fall 2014 to spring 2015. His other recent work in public service include his role as a senior White House aide to President Obama, where he was responsible for implementing the Recovery Act, and Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden from 2009 to 2011. He has also served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to Attorney General Janet Reno, Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Committee, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Klain was also Associate Counsel to President Clinton in charge of judicial selection. Through his work on the Judiciary Committee, and in the Clinton and Obama administrations, he has played a role in the selection or confirmation of eight Supreme Court Justices.