Biography of Rick Leventhal
Rick Leventhal is an American journalist and author who gained fame for working as a co-host on FOX News from 1997 to 2021. He recently left FOX News to host his own show on Patreon called The Rick & Kelly Show with his wife Kelly Dodd. Kelly and Rick also host their other show called The Daily Smash. Prior to Fox News, Rick spent over a decade reporting news for various media stations in Chicago, New York, Columbia and South Carolina, among other states.
The former FOX News co-host was born and raised in Christian County, Kentucky with both of his parents present. Rick grew up an introverted kid who spent most of his free time waiting for the regular cable news to watch various journalists break the news. Therefore, increasing your passion for broadcasting.
Rick attended Montgomery Blair High School and graduated with an excellent high school diploma. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the American University School of Communication. After college, Rick began his job as an anchor and reporter for Chicago-based WFLD TV.
He has covered numerous reports from war zones in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel for WFLD News and other stations. He even spent nearly a month covering the war-hit areas of Kuwait. On FOX News, he gave full live coverage of the Louisiana flood, the hunting and killing of Osama bin Laden, and the 2010 oil spill. He left FOX to start his own show while pursuing his career as an author. Rick published his own book in 2023 called Chasing Catastrophe, which reveals his journey reporting and covering wars, hurricanes and terrorist attacks from various countries.
Rick Leventhal Age | Birthday
Leventhal is 64 years old in 2023. He was born Richard Gary Leventhal on January 24, 1960, in Christian County, Kentucky, United States. Furthermore, Rick celebrates his birthday on January 2nd every year. His zodiac birth sign is Aquarius.
Rick Leventhal Height
Rick stands at an approximate height of about 5 feet 10 inches. It also weighs approx. 68 kg (149 pounds). Also, he has salt and pepper colored hair and his eyes are light brown.
Rick Leventhal family
Leventhal was born as the youngest child of retired Maryland psychologist, doctor Allan Leventhal (dad and Carol Leventhal (mother). Carol is a retired director of Greenbelt Care in her hometown of Maryland.
Rick grew up as the middle child in a family of three children. He has an older brother named Scott Leventhal. Scott was born in 1958. He also has a younger sister named Leigh Leventhal. She was born in 1963.
Rick Leventhal Wife
Rick is currently married to his second wife kelly dodd, a former reality TV star. The two lovebirds met in late 2019. They then exchanged vows in 2020 via a private wedding ceremony. he was married to his first wife Penny Daniels, a WSVN news item for nearly a decade. However, the two divorced for unknown reasons. Rick then met and married Berth Shak in 2016, but they quickly divorced in April 2017. Kelly Todd is an American former reality television star who has appeared on the show Real Housewives of Orange County. She also hosts her own show with Rick, called The Rick and Kelly Show, available on Patreon and YouTube.
Rick Leventhal Child | Adopted Daughters
Leventhal is the proud father of two daughters named Veronica and Shoshana Leventhal with his first wife Penny Daniels. Veronica is a 31-year-old licensed social worker who works for a Legal Aid Society called NYC. Shoshana, on the other hand, is a 26-year-old independent woman.
Rick Leventhal Accident
In January 2023, Rick was hospitalized after being involved in a fatal road accident. He suffered four broken ribs and injured his right foot, according to what he shared in his Instagram post.
Sources revealed that he was driving on I-10 outside Palm Desert during a rainy season and hit a patch of ice. Rick is currently in stable condition and will be discharged once he has fully recovered.
Rick Leventhal Net Worth
Leventhal has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. It is believed that Rick was able to gather this amount of wealth from his previous career as a co-host for FOX News.