Rick Leventhal, a senior correspondent for Fox News, is leaving the network, a statement confirmed on Thursday.
“When Rick came to us and asked to cease reporting breaking news nationally and remain in Los Angeles where we relocated him at his request in 2020, we understood and respected his decision to spend more time with his wife building a new life in California,” the statement said.
It added, “Rick Leventhal’s work as a senior correspondent for FOX News Channel has been remarkable— from being one of the first reporters at the scene on 9/11, to covering the Iraq War, the War on Terror in Afghanistan, decades of major hurricanes, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Sandy Hook massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing, and a prisoner manhunt at Dannemora — he delivered vivid and powerful journalism that became a signature part of the network’s history.”
The journalist made much impact during his nearly two and half decades with the network.
The statement concluded, “We wish him much luck and happiness in all of his future endeavors and thank him for his incredible contributions to FOX News Media over the last 24 years.”
His wife Kelly Dodd, who worked with “Real Housewives of Orange County,” also will not return for the next seasons of the program.
The couple plans to live in California, according to the statement.
Many conservatives will dearly miss the long-term correspondent. His work will long be remembered as the voice behind many of the top headlines of the past 24 years.