Rikki Klieman Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, CBS News

Rikki Klieman Biography

Rikki Klieman is a criminal defense attorney and television personality from the United States. She formerly worked in criminal defense in Boston and lectured at Columbia Law School before joining CBS News as a legal analyst. She is also an author and actor, as well as the wife of William Bratton, a former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and former Commissioner of the New York Police Department.


How old is Rikki Klieman? – Age

She is 74 years old as of 2022. She was born in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Rikki Klieman Family – Education

Klieman grew up in Chicago, where she danced, performed, and sang as a member of a Ukrainian Jewish immigrant family. Klieman was a theater major at Northwestern University with aspirations of becoming an actress. She, on the other hand, chose to go to law school. Klieman earned her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1975. She interned for U.S. District Court Judge Walter Jay Skinner while in law school.

Rikki Klieman Husband

Bill Bratton, the former police chief of Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles, has been her third spouse since 1999. His fourth wife is Klieman.

Rikki Klieman Career

Klieman worked as an assistant district attorney for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office after law school, before joining the Boston legal firm of Friedman & Atherton and then starting her own business. Time magazine named her one of the top five female attorneys in the United States in 1983. In the case Commonwealth v. Twitchell, she represented Christian Scientist parents whose two-year-old son died of an intestinal obstruction that was untreated. She was a member of the Columbia Law School faculty from 1996 to 2003, and she previously taught at Boston University’s law school.

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Klieman worked for TruTV until its news division was incorporated into CNN’s existing crime/justice coverage unit on October 30, 2009. During the 2005–06 season of the TV show Las Vegas, she played lawyer Kathy Berson in a guest-recurring role. She was most recently seen on the TV show Shark. Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny was her autobiography, which she co-wrote with Peter Knobler.

She played Katrina McCarthy in the fourth-season episode “Justice Served” of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods in 2013, as well as Judge Fowler in the fifth-season episode “Loose Lips” in 2014, and again in the sixth-season episode “Rush to Judgment” of Blue Bloods in 2015. Klieman has been a legal analyst for CBS News’ morning news broadcast CBS This Morning since 2015.

Rikki Klieman Salary

She earns an annual salary of $400 thousand.

Rikki Klieman Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1 Million.