Rick Leventhal Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Rick Leventhal Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight79 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 24, 1960
Zodiac SignAquarius
SpouseKelly Dodd

Rick Leventhal is an American news reporter who began working with Fox News, as a senior correspondent, in June 1997. Before joining the behemoth, he had worked for nearly a decade with local news channels, as an anchor and reporter, in regions such as Columbia, South Carolina, West Palm Beach, Florida, Miami, Chicago, and New York City.

Born Name

Richard Gary Leventhal

Nick Name


Rick Leventhal in an Instagram selfie from August 2020
Rick Leventhal in an Instagram selfie from August 2020 (Rick Leventhal / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Christian County, Kentucky, United States


New York City, New York, United States





Rick had graduated, in 1978, from the Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Springs, Maryland. He had then joined The American University in Washington, D.C. from where he had graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.


News Reporter

Rick Leventhal as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020
Rick Leventhal as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020 (Rick Leventhal / Instagram)


  • Father – Allan Leventhal (Retired Psychologist)
  • Mother – Carol Leventhal (Former Director of Greenbelt Cares, a Counseling Service in Greenbelt, Maryland)
  • Siblings – Scott Leventhal (Older Brother), Leigh Leventhal (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Lindsay Shak (Ex-Step-Daughter), Frank Meza (Father-in-Law), Bobbi Meza (Mother-in-Law), Eric Meza (Brother-in-Law)




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


79 kg or 174 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rick has dated –

  1. Penny Daniels – Rick was married to communications consultant/trainer and former TV news anchor Penny Daniels in the 1990s. They have 2 daughters together named Veronica (b. 1991) (Activist, Advocate, Social Worker) and Shoshana (b. 1996).
  2. Lauren Sivan (2005-2006) – He got engaged to TV news anchor and reporter Lauren Sivan in September 2005. They were due to get married in February 2006 but had called off the ceremony just 1 week before the set date.
  3. Beth Shak (2016⁠–⁠2017)​ – Rick had eloped with professional poker player, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Beth Shak to Las Vegas, where they got married on June 9, 2016. Beth, however, had filed for divorce in April 2017, after just 9 months of wedlock.
  4. Kelly Dodd (2019-Present) – He began dating reality TV personality Kelly Dodd in August 2019 and they got engaged on November 13, 2019. They got married on October 10, 2020, in a ceremony in Santa Rosa, California. He has a step-daughter named Jolie Dodd from Kelly’s previous marriage.
Rick Leventhal and Kelly Dodd, as seen in September 2020
Rick Leventhal and Kelly Dodd, as seen in September 2020 (Rick Leventhal / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


He is of American descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Affable smile
  • Short-cropped, wavy hair
Rick Leventhal as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019
Rick Leventhal as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019 (Rick Leventhal / Instagram)

Rick Leventhal Facts

  1. During his storied career, he has reported on several occasions from war zones. He had made 5 trips to the battle zones in Iraq and 4 in Afghanistan. He had also reported from the frontlines in Israel, Albania, and Macedonia.
  2. Rick was the 1st reporter to go live during the attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001.
  3. In 2003, he had been embedded, for about 9 weeks with the United States Marine Corps’ 3rd L.A.R., in Kuwait and Iraq, and had even advanced to the outskirts of Baghdad with the battalion.
  4. He has also been at the forefront of covering natural and man-made disasters including the floods in Louisiana, the devastating 2010s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and major hurricanes such as Katrina, Rita, and Hugo.
  5. Rick had once been invited to ride in the famous F-15 fighter aircraft by the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He had accepted the invitation and had managed to complete the incredible experience.

Featured Image by Rick Leventhal / Instagram

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