TV Anchor, Legal Analyst, Trial Attorney, and Author


New York, NY


Television anchor, legal analyst, trial attorney, actor, and best-selling author, Rikki Klieman has earned a sterling reputation as one of the nation’s most celebrated lawyers and legal authorities. A dynamic and versatile communicator, she found success in multiple fields, including television journalism, the courtroom, academia and public speaking. Rikki is now a Contributor/Legal Analyst for CBS News. She was an Anchor at the Courtroom Television Network from 1994-2010 and a Contributor for the CBS Early Show, the NBC Today Show, as well as the E! Network. She has also appeared as a legal analyst on NBC’s Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC. In addition, Rikki continues to inspire the lives of others with her autobiography, “Fairy Tales Can Come True – How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny,” which reached the L.A. Times Best Seller List. She also lectures to various business and bar associations as well as charitable and school groups on topics including “Law, Politics and the Media”, “Achieving a Life of Significance”, “Magnificent Motivation”, “Powerful Communication from the Courtroom to the Boardroom”, “Theatre in the Courtroom”, “Visionary Leadership”, and “You Can Have it All, But Not All At The Same Time".



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