Who is Arthel Neville?

Arthel Neville is an American television personality, journalist, and weekend Fox News Channel anchor, alongside Eric Shawn.

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Arthel Neville Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

Arthel was born under the Libra Zodiac sign on 20 October 1962, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA making her 57 years old in October 2019. Her parents are Art Neville and Doris Neville, and she has one sibling Ian Neville. She is an American by nationality, and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. Her father was a keyboardist, and a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group, Neville Brothers.

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Regarding her education, Arthel studied at St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans, from where she matriculated, after which Neville moved to New York, intending to pursue a career in modeling. Later, she joined Xavier University, before switching to the University of Texas, Austin, to study journalism.

Arthel Neville Professional Career and Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Arthel started working while still studying at university and got a job with KVUE-TV as a general task correspondent – her job description included covering several social issues. After graduating, she got her first full-time job in New Orleans working for WWL as a journalist/grapple.

In 1988 she relocated back to Texas, and started working for Houston’s KHOU-TV as a correspondent, then once more moved back to New Orleans, to work as a journalist/grapple for WVUE.

In 1991, she had an opportunity to host “Extreme Close-Up”, and within three years on the show, Arthel covered over 200 meetings with some of the biggest Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and Sharon Stone. This made her the country’s first prominent black female stimulation columnist.

Likewise, she sporadically facilitated the mark demonstrate named Talk Soup. In 1994, Arthel turned into the lead African-American female to lead a news magazine program that was considered a national syndicate stimulation. She also honored the request of Dick Clark to co-host the Miss USA pageant the same year; for this, Arthel had to travel to San Padre, Texas.

In 1997, Arthel teamed up with Fred Roggin, a famous sportscaster to host Arthel & Fred. This was a daytime news program that was hosted on NBC. The following year, she left Los Angeles and moved to New York where she joined Fox Broadcasting as their senior correspondent for the “Fox Files” news magazine show.

At the same time, Arthel became the entertainment anchor for Fox News Channel. During this period, she made television cameo appearances on sitcoms such as “Cybill,” “Moesha,” “Bel-Air,” and “Fresh Prince.”

Additionally, Arthel became a lead stay for the morning news on Fox 5, then in 2010 returned to work for Fox News Channel as a commentator on “America’s News Headquarters”, “America’s Newsroom”, and “Happening Now”. She was also a contributor on “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” and on “The O’Reilly Factor”.

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Before long, she had the opportunity to work as a fill-in grapple on “America Live” working with Megyn Kelly. Currently, Arthel works as the weekend grapple at Fox News Channel with Sunday and Saturday America’s News Headquarters reports. Arthel is also a noted journalist for covering the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in New Orleans, Louisiana, her hometown.

In 2017, Arthel was recognized as the first African-American female honoree through the Moody College of Communication’s DeWitt Carter Reddick award.

 Arthel Neville Personal Life, Married, Husband, and Children

In 1994, when Arthel was hosting the Miss USA pageant; she met Derrick Lassic, a former Dallas Cowboy and an NFL free agent. The two fell in love, and the following year, they tied the knot in New Orleans. Arthel’s uncle Aaron performed at their wedding, along with the Neville Brothers at their reception.

The couple adopted a bi-coastal lifestyle, with Lassic living in North Carolina and Arthel in Los Angeles.

However, things didn’t work out, and their marriage failed to stand the test of time. After being married for only three years, the couple divorced in 1998.

In 1999 while Arthel was backstage at a New Orleans concert, and met Taku Hirano, who is a drummer from Japan. An interest was sparked between them, and after two years of a long-distance relationship, Hirano asked for Arthel’s hand in marriage from her parents. They obliged!

Arthel told Essence that ‘the initial hope of any black family is that their child will marry someone black. However, their hope is that their child will end up with someone who loves and takes care of her’.

Hirano proposed to her on a gondola while they were on vacation to Venice in Italy. They had a beach wedding in Hawaii in 2001 and went on their honeymoon in Japan. While there, Arthel met Hirano’s family. The two are yet to welcome a child into this world – Arthel doesn’t have any children from her previous marriage either.

Arthel Neville Body Measurements and Features

Arthel is 5ft 8in 9(172cm) tall and is reputed to weigh 116lbs (53kg). Her hair is black while she has black eyes.

Arthel Neville Net Worth

Arthel’s main income comes from her career as a journalist. Although she has not shared details of her monthly or annual income, reputable sources estimate Arthel Neville’s net worth to be around $1 million.


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