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Rick Leventhal & Kelly Dodd      

Veteran Journalist & Former "Real Housewife" of Orange County

Rick Leventhal is a veteran journalist who spent the past 35 years covering wars, hurricanes, terror attacks and other major breaking news across the country and around the world, with the past 24 years at Fox News Channel where he was quickly promoted to Senior Correspondent, typically first out the door for major events. Leventhal was among the first reporters at Ground Zero, going live as the towers fell and joined the first group of journalists to embed with U.S Marines in Afghanistan later that year. He also embedded with Marines for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and returned several times to both countries, covering the ongoing conflicts there. Leventhal also made multiple trips to Libya during the uprising against Moammar Qadafi and made 14 lengthy trips to Israel, including 30 days in Gaza during the war of 2014. Leventhal also endured the wrath and aftermath of dozens of major storms including Hugo (Charleston, SC 1989), Andrew (Miami 1992), Katrina (Mississippi Gulf Coast 2005), and Sandy (Point Pleasant, NJ 2012).

Dodd recently finished a highly successful five-year run on the "Real Housewives of Orange County" and is now an influencer and working on television projects and a podcast. Known for her unapologetic honesty, wide range of knowledge, quick wit, great sense of humor, sharp comebacks and lack of filter, Dodd has never shied away from controversy while lighting up the screen with her classic beauty and terrific sense of style. Dodd grew up in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona and is a proud graduate of Saint Mary's High School and Arizona State University. After a successful career in advertising sales, Dodd moved to San Francisco and focused full time on raising her daughter Jolie. Dodd and Leventhal married in Sonoma on 10/10/2020 and now live with Jolie in Newport Beach, California.

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  • Current Events
  • Reality Television & the Housewives Franchises
  • The News Business
  • Pop Culture
  • Fashion
  • Social Media
  • Fitness & Health
  • Makeup
  • Cooking
  • Traveling
  • Parenting

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