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Rick Leventhal Is Kelly Dodd's New Husband — Facts about the Fox News Reporter of 24 Years

Oyin Balogun
Apr 01, 2021
06:20 A.M.
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Kelly Dodd recently tied the knot with her third husband, Rick Leventhal. As the two go further in their love journey, here are things to note about the reality star's new beau.


Reality star Kelly Dodd is best known as a cast member of Bravo's television series, "Real Housewives of Orange County." A proud mother of one, Dodd has enjoyed a successful career so far and, even more, an interesting love life.

Formerly married twice, Dodd is currently married to journalist, Rick Leventhal whom she tied the knot with last year. Since then, the duo has enjoyed a blissful union.

Rick Leventhal and Kelly Dodd attend the DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV 2019 holiday party at Cathedrale at Moxy Hotel on December 04, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Rick Leventhal and Kelly Dodd attend the DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV 2019 holiday party at Cathedrale at Moxy Hotel on December 04, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


While Dodd has been in the public eye over the years, not much is known about Leventhal. What does he do? Who was he formerly married to? Here's a rundown of things to note about him!


Leventhal started his career working as a reporter and anchor in local news markets across the United States. This includes places like Miami, Chicago, Columbia, and West Palm Beach.


In 1997, Leventhal took his career to a greater height when he joined Fox News Channel as a correspondent. Ever since, he has made great strides in his career.

Leventhal has covered several major and notable events, including Pope John Paul II's death and the installation of his successor at the Vatican City, Rome.


The prolific reporter has further provided live coverage on some natural disasters across the United States, including Hurricane Katrina, Hugo, and Sandy.

However, from recent happenings, it appears Dodd and her husband's oldest daughter are not getting along well.

In the course of his career, Leventhal has largely covered happenings in the Middle East with a record of traveling to war zones like Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Libya, Albania, and Macedonia.


He also played an integral part in Fox's coverage of the 9/11 attacks as he was the first reporter to go live when the Twin Towers fell. He was also one of the first reporters to arrive at the World Trade Center following the attacks.

Overall, Leventhal has had an impressive run at Fox News Channel. He has proved himself to be an invaluable asset to the outlet and the broadcasting industry at large.



While Leventhal has achieved many feats in his career, his love life has not been as great. The reporter was first married to Penny Daniels, with whom he welcomed two kids, Veronica and Shoshana.

However, after some years, Daniels and Leventhal went their separate ways, but this did not stop the reporter from seeking out love again. It didn't take too long for this to happen.


Following the end of his marriage to Daniels, Leventhal found love with a woman named Lauren Sivan. After dating for one year, the pair got engaged, but they never got married as they soon split.

In 2016, Leventhal tied the knot with his second wife, professional poker player Beth Shak. However, the union was short-lived as they divorced in 2017, less than one year after getting married.



Dodd first met the reporter when she accompanied her friend and "Real Housewives of New York City" star Ramona Singer to a barbecue hosted by Leventhal.

The pair hit it off, and by August 2019, they confirmed their relationship. A few months later, Leventhal got down on one knee, proposing to Dodd with a lovely diamond ring in his beautifully decorated New York apartment.


Reacting to the proposal, Dodd reportedly noted that even though she had unknowingly picked out the ring, Leventhal's timing was still a surprise.

The reality star called Leventhal her best friend and partner in crime, adding that she felt like she had just won the lottery. The reporter also noted that he felt like the luckiest guy in the world.


In September 2020, Leventhal and Dodd took a major step towards their union when they obtained their marriage license. Taking to Instagram at the time, the reality star shared the news while expressing her excitement about marrying the reporter.

Dodd did not have to wait longer for that to happen, as she and Leventhal eventually tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in October 2020. Clad in matching black outfits, the couple looked super adorable.


Upon their marriage, Leventhal became a stepfather to his wife's daughter Jolie. The reality star is also now a stepmom to his two daughters with whom she once had a close bond.

However, from recent happenings, it appears Dodd and her husband's oldest daughter are not getting along well. While it is unclear what ensued between the two, there is no doubt that their differences will be settled in due time.

For Levanthal and Dodd, not only have they found love in each other, but they are also looking to create a safe blended family for their kids. It might not be easy, but whatever it takes, these two are certainly ready to give.

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