Arthel Neville Biography
- Age: 55 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Name: Arthel Neville
- Father: Art Neville
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Ethnicity: Black
- Profession: Journalist
- Working For: Fox News Channel
- Net Worth: N/A
- Weight in KG: 53 KG
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Taku Hirano (m. 2001), Derrick Lassic (m. 1995)
- Children: Derrick Lassic (m. 1998)
- Education: University of Texas at Austin
- Siblings: Ian Neville 14
Arthel Neville was born on October 20, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana to father Art Neville, who is the founder of the New Orleans music groups The Meters, as well as The Neville Brothers. She holds an American nationality.
Arthel attended St. Mary's Dominican High School in New Orleans. After graduating, she decided to travel to New York to follow acting and modeling as a career. Arthel was then seen in a few commercials before she got a recurring role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. She then returned to her family in New Orleans. She joined in pre-pharmacy at Xavier University. However, she switched to journalism at Southern Methodist University. At University of Texas in Austin, Arthel earned a Bachelor’s in journalism.
Neville went on to pursue her career as a general assignment reporter at KVUE-TV, while still at the University of Texas, Austin School of Journalism. She is noted to be the first female African American on-air reporter at KVUE-TV. She went on to cover various social issues. Arthel got her first job after graduation in New Orleans as a reporter/anchor for WWL. Arthel moved back to Texas in 1988 and became a reporter for Houston's KHOU-TV. She, again, moved back to New Orleans as an anchor/reporter for WVUE.
Arthel got to be the host on Extreme Close-Up in 1991. During three years with the program, Arthel charted over 200 interviews with Hollywood stars like Will Smith to Tom Cruise to Sharon Stone, thus becoming the nation’s first high-profile black female entertainment reporter. She also sporadically hosted their signature show titled Talk Soup. In 1994 she became the first African American female to host a national syndicate entertainment news magazine program. In 1997, she began hosting The Arthel & Fred Show. At Fox Network’s syndicated news magazine Fox Files, and at Fox News Channel she worked as an anchor, correspondent, and host of Celebrity Spotlight as well as a weekly contributor on The O’Reilly Factor. She joined CNN in 2002 and began hosting TalkBack Live with Arthel Neville. This made her the first African American woman to host her own show on the news network.
Neville is noted to have co-hosted Fox’s Good Day Live. She also became the lead anchor for the Fox 5 Morning News. Arthel returned to Fox News Channel in June 2010 as a news anchor on America's Newsroom, America's News Headquarters, and Happening Now and also a contributor on The O’Reilly Factor and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. In addition to that, she became a fill-in anchor on America Live with Megyn Kelly.
Arthel married Derrick Lassic on April 22, 1995. But, they soon separated and underwent a divorce in 1998. She met her current husband Taku Hirano in 2001.They live happily together. The couple do not have any children.
Arthel is currently 52 years old and works as the weekend anchor at Fox News Channel of America's News Headquarters. She has received the Texas Exes’ Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award.
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