ABC’s Rick Klein Almost Killed Sen. Robert Byrd

From Hotline’s “Friday Feature“:

    ABC’s Rick Klein was named political reporter and author of the new version of The Note in May. He joined the net from the Boston Globe where he covered Congress and national politics. Prior to coming to DC, he covered the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall for the Globe. He previously worked as a metro reporter at the Dallas Morning News. But today he’s our Friday Feature: …

    What’s your most embarrassing on-the-job moment? (Or as embarrassing as you’d like to reveal?)

    My first month covering Congress for the Boston Globe, I almost killed Sen. Robert Byrd. I was covering an event on the steps of the Capitol, and after it was over I started racing up the steps while checking my cell phone, and ran right into Sen. Byrd. He wobbled for a really scary moment until I stabilized him by grabbing both shoulders. In that split second, I had visions of the headline: “Rookie Reporter Kills Senate Legend.”

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