Christianne Klein anchors 8 News NOW from 6 to 7 pm with Paul Joncich. Christianne is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist, TV Host, author, and former national anchor and correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America. She has hosted Good Morning America Now, Eat and Greet, ABC News Special Reports, Politics Now, and frequently anchored ABC's overnight and early morning news programs, World News Now and America This Morning.
Christianne joined ABC News from WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. where she won an Edward R. Murrow Award. Her television career as an anchor has taken her from Salt Lake City to Sacramento to New York and Washington, D.C. She's thrilled to call Las Vegas home.
In addition to her broadcasting experience, Christianne served as a frequent panelist and political contributor on the late-night talk show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. She also appeared as Linda Garvey in the Universal Pictures film, American Dreamz. Named one of the “15 Hottest Female News Anchors” by College Times, she has been described as “Marilyn, Madonna, and Mansfield all rolled into one.”
Christianne is also an Ambassador for HealthCorps, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz to lead a nationwide movement towards a new generation of healthy young people.
Christianne is the granddaughter of Helene Machado, a former professional baseball player with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and a member of the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
Christianne has a diverse background and has appeared on numerous national programs covering politics, entertainment, and sharing healthy living tips. She's even had a chance to cook her favorite healthy recipes alongside Chef Emeril Lagasse on the Planet Green Network show, Emeril Green. Known for growing her own fresh herbs, Christianne published the lifestyle, food, and beauty cookbook, Christianne's Herbal Kitchen: Fresh Herb Recipes for Body and Soul.
An award-winning actress and mezzo-soprano, Christianne has appeared on stage all around the country. She enjoys theater, dance, music, and spending time with friends and family.
A graduate of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts with a degree in Political Science, Christianne is a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.