Rick Leventhal :: Biography
Richard Gary Leventhal is an American journalist and a reporter who has the birthday on the 24th of January in the year 1960. He is professionally known as Rick Leventhal. He is engaged in the Fox News Channel which is situated in the New York City as a senior correspondent. He has been involved in the news firm since the year 1997. Having the current age of 54 he was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. Rick Leventhal is the younger son of Dr. Allan Leventhal who was a retired psychologist in Silver Spring and of Carol Leventhal who worked as the director of the Greenbelt Cares which was in Greenbelt, Maryland. His both parents are retired officials. He went to the Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring where he completed his high school in the year 1978. He has got an elder brother Scott Leventhal who was born in the year 1958 and also a sister, Leigh who was born in the year 1963.
He used to work for the local news television before he used to work for the Fox News Channel. Leventhal used to report and anchor in the markets in the Columbia and Spartanburg, West Palm Beach and Miami. Rick also used to anchor for the Chicago and the New York City. Talking about his education status he has completed his graduation from the American University situated in the Washington. He has B.A in Broadcast Journalism.
Going on with his career he has been to the war zones for about two dozen times. Rick made four trips to Afghanistan, five to Iraq whereas he had completed eight trips to Israel. His trip to Albania and Macedonia was also included in the time during the Kosovo war and he also made two trips to Libya in the year 2011. In the year 2003 during the visit in Iraq and Kuwait he stayed nine weeks where he was along with the United States Marines Corps’ 3rd L.A.R. Leventhal crossed the border along with the troops and then advanced himself to Baghdad where he got to co-operate with the Sinners and Saints of the 2nd Battalion from the 23rd Marines. Leventhal was also one of the reporter who was broadcasted from the scene of the 9/11 attack at the world Trade Center. It was also noted that he was the first one to provide the live feed before the center went completely down. After the year from the 9/11 attack he went to Bahrain and Afghanistan associating with the Marines from the Camp Rhino and Kandahar Airport. He had been along with them for the launch of war which was against the terrorism which was rising.
After those feeds his some of the recent feeds and works has been credited to the live coverage of flooding which had occurred in Louisiana and also the killing of the terror-lord Osama bin Laden. He had also been covering the tribute to the 9/11 for the past 10 years. He was also engaged with the spilling of oil in the Gulf of Mexico during the year 2011. Leventhal has been actively involved in the covering of different calamities around the world. Some disasters which he also covered include the hurricane Katrina, Hugo and many more. He has got amazing weight in his voice and his presentation.
Having the body height of 5 ft and 10 inches, Leventhal got married to his wife, Penny Daniels who was five years senior to him. She is also an on air reporter who works for the WSVN-TV which is situated in the Miami and also for the WFLD-TV which is in Chicago. They got divorced and also has got two daughters.