Richard Gary Leventhal, widely known as ‘Rick Leventhal’, is an American reporter. He came into fame when he became a senior correspondent for Fox News. Rick spent the formative ten years of his career in local news, anchoring, and reporting in markets of West Palm Beach, Florida; Miami; Chicago; and New York City, Columbia, South Carolina; Spartanburg, South Carolina.
He has been to combat zones of Iraq(five-trips), Afghanistan(four-trips), Israel(eight-trips), Libya(two-trips). In 2003, he got attached with the United States Marine Corps’ 3rd L.A.R., in Kuwait and Iraq, crossing the borders and heading towards the outskirts of Baghdad. He was among the first reporters to cover the scenes at the World Trade Centre during the “9/11 attacks” and the first one to go live before the towers fell to the ground.
What is Rick Leventhal’s Net Worth?
According to sources, he is expected to have a net worth of around $3 million. He receives around $100 thousand plus salary annually from Fox News Channel. Rick is also selling his NYC apartment for $825,000.
Life and career of Rick Leventhal
Rick was born on the 24th of January in the year 1960 in Christian County, Kentucky, U.S., and was the second of three siblings. Rick attended the Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. He completed his graduation from American University in Washington, D.C with a B.A. in broadcast journalism. He joined Fox News in 1977 and covered various events risking his life.
He covered the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the 10-year commemoration of 9/11, furthermore the flooding in Louisiana. He is a Republican. In 2010 he spent notable time covering the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He has also covered the cataclysmic earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and has been to Vatican City to cover the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
In the span of 24 years of his career, he has been dispatched to various natural disasters.
More on Rick Leventhal’s life
Rick married Penny Daniels and the couple was blessed with two daughter children, Veronica and Shoshana. Veronica is a social worker, advocate, and activist. Rick and Daniels are divorced. On June 9, 2016, Rick was married to a professional poker player Beth Shak. After 9 months of marriage, Beth filed for divorce. After a short period, he proposed to the controversial RHOC star Kelly Dodd on November 13, 2019, and got married on 10 October 2020.