Arthel Neville Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Oct, 2021
Facts of Arthel Neville
Date of Birth: 1962 , October-20
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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
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American journalist and TV personality, Arthel Neville is a weekend anchor for Fox News Channel, alongside co-anchor Eric Shawn. She was awarded the Moody College of Communication's DeWitt Carter Reddick journalism award in 2017, as their first African American female honoree. 

Early Life And Education Of Arthel Neville

Arthel Neville was born on October 20, 1962, in New Orleans, Louisiana to her father Art Neville, who is the founder of the New Orleans music group 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 the University of Texas in Austin, Arthel earned a Bachelor’s in journalism.

Arthel Neville's Career

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 nationally syndicated entertainment news magazine program. In 1997, she began hosting The Arthel & Fred Show. At Fox Network’s syndicated newsmagazine 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. She currently works as the weekend anchor at Fox News Channel with Saturday and Sunday newscasts of America's News Headquarters. 

Neville was awarded the Moody College of Communication's DeWitt Carter Reddick journalism award in 2017, as their first African American female honoree. 

She was the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony at her alma mater, the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin on May 18, 2018.

Arthel Neville's Net Worth And Salary

Arthel Neville's net worth is around $1 million at present. She has earned a decent amount of salary from her career.

Arthel Neville's Personal Life

Arthel married Derrick Lassic on April 22, 1995. But, they soon separated and underwent a divorce in 1998. She married Taku Hirano, a Japanese percussionist and recording artist, in 2001. They live happily together. The couple does 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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