Arthel Neville Biography
Arthel Neville is an American journalist, television, personality, and weekend anchor who works at Fox News Channel alongside co-anchor Eric Shawn.
Arthel Neville Age
Neville is 59 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 20, 1962, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. She celebrates her birthday on October 20 every year.
Arthel Neville Height
Neville stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Arthel Neville Family
Neville is the daughter of Art Neville a singer, songwriter, keyboardist, solo artist, and founder of the New Orleans music groups The Hawketts, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, and Doris Neville. Arthel has a brother called Ian Neville.
Arthel Neville Husband
Neville is married to Taku Hirano, a Japanese percussionist, and recording artist. The couple met in 1999 and tied the knot in 2001. Derrick Lassic was Arthel’s first husband. Derrick Lassic is a former American football running back who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL). In 1995, the pair married, but in 1998, they divorced.
Arthel Neville Net Worth
Neville has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars which she has earned through her career as a journalist, and television personality.
Arthel Neville Salary
Neville earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Arthel Neville Education
Neville attended New Orleans’ St. Mary’s Dominican High School. She moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and modeling. Arthel went on to Xavier University to study prepharmacy. She eventually changed her major to journalism at Southern Methodist University.
Despite this, she attended the University of Texas in Austin and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She worked as a reporter at the University of Texas.
Arthel Neville Career
Her general assignment beat took her to the streets of Austin, where she covered live breaking news, politics, education, health, and human-interest stories. She was the first female African-American on-air reporter at KVUE-TV.
Neville’s first job after college was as a reporter/anchor for WWL in New Orleans. She returned to Texas in 1988 for a year as a reporter for Houston’s KHOU-TV. Neville returned to WVUE as an anchor/reporter in New Orleans. In 1991, she co-produced and hosted Extreme Close-Up, a one-on-one celebrity interview show for E! Entertainment Television.
She logged over 200 interviews with Hollywood luminaries like Will Smith, Tom Cruise, and Sharon Stone, as well as music icons like David Bowie, Whitney Houston, and Sade, during her three years on the show, becoming the country’s first high-profile black female entertainment reporter.
She also covered live entertainment events for the network during this time and served as a guest host on their hallmark show, Talk Soup, on occasion (hosted by Greg Kinnear). She became the first African-American woman to host a nationally syndicated entertainment newsmagazine program in 1994, after beating out over 1,000 hopefuls to launch and anchor Extra for Warner Brothers studios.
Neville stayed with Extra until 1996 when it was relaunched. She hooked up with L.A. in 1997. The Arthel & Fred Show, a syndicated daytime entertainment news program that lasted only one season, was hosted by sportscaster Fred Rogin.
Arthel Neville FOX News
Arthel is presently a weekend anchor for Fox News Channel, alongside co-anchor Eric Shawn. She’s KVUE-first TV’s female African-American on-air reporter. Arthel is presently a co-anchor for America’s News Headquarters (Saturdays at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m. ET/Sundays at Noon, 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. ET).
She began working at FOX News in 1998. Until 2001, Arthel was a contributor. In 2010, she returned to the network as a New York-based anchor. Arthel began her journalism career as a reporter at well-known local newsrooms. On E! Entertainment Television, she hosted and produced a one-on-one celebrity interview show. EXTRA, an entertainment news show, was later launched by her.
Her other professional achievements include appearing on CNN’s Talkback Live with Arthel Neville and being named the University of Texas at Austin’s third African American female Distinguished Alum. Arthel was the first African American woman to get the DeWitt Carter Reddick journalism prize from Moody College of Communication.
Neville works at Fox News as a weekend anchor for Fox News Channel, alongside co-anchor Eric Shawn. At the station she works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel
Is Neville Related To Aaron Neville
She is the niece of Aaron Neville, a retired American R&B and soul singer. He has had four platinum albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States.