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Rick Leventhal

Rick Leventhal

Rick Leventhal currently serves as New York-based senior correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network as a correspondent in 1997.

Most recently, Leventhal reported on the 2014 Fort Hood base shooting, the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. as well as the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. He also contributed to FNC’s 2014 New Year’s Eve special, “All-American New Year,” live from New York City. At FNC, he has covered a variety of breaking news stories, including the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II and the selection of his successor in the Vatican City, the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He has also reported on numerous natural disasters over the years, including Hurricanes Sandy, Isaac, Katrina, Rita, Andrew and Hugo and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Throughout his career at the network, Leventhal has extensively covered the Middle East. He has traveled to war zones nearly two dozen times, including five trips to Iraq, four to Afghanistan, eight to Israel, two trips to Libya and tours of Albania and Macedonia during the Kosovo War. In 2003, he spent nine weeks in Kuwait and Iraq, embedded with the United States Marine Corps. Leventhal also played an integral role in the network’s coverage of 9/11. On September 11th, he was one of the first reporters on the scene at the World Trade Center and the first to go live before the Twin Towers fell to the ground. Later that year, he traveled to Bahrain and Afghanistan to cover the launch of the War on Terror and in 2011,he contributed to the 10-Year Commemoration of 9/11.

Before joining FNC, Leventhal spent a decade as a reporter and anchor in local news markets including, Columbia, SC, Spartanburg, SC, West Palm Beach, FL, Miami, FL and Chicago, IL.

Leventhal is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in broadcast journalism.