Arthel Neville is an American journalist, TV personality, and Fox News Channel weekend anchor. Arthel Neville is well-known for hosting Fox News shows like Fox Files and Celebrity Spotlight.
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Early life and Childhood
Arthel Neville was born on October 20, 1962, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, under the sign of Libra, making her 57 years old in October 2019.
Art and Doris Neville are her parents, and she has one brother, Ian Neville.
Her nationality is American, and she is of mixed heritage.
Her father was a keyboardist and a founding member of Neville Brothers, a Grammy Award-winning band.
Arthel Neville received her schooling at St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans, where she matriculated, following which Neville relocated to New York with the intention of pursuing a modeling career.
She went on to Xavier University before transferring to the University of Texas in Austin to pursue a degree in journalism.
Neville began working while still an undergraduate when she was hired as a general duty correspondent for KVUE-TV, where she covered a variety of social concerns.
She earned her first full-time job after graduation as a journalist/grapple for WWL in New Orleans.
In 1988, she returned to Texas and began working as a correspondent for Houston’s KHOU-TV, before returning to New Orleans to work as a journalist/grapple for WVUE.
Arthel received the opportunity to host “Extreme Close-Up” in 1991, and she covered almost 200 meetings with some of the biggest Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and Sharon Stone, in her three years on the show.
She became the country’s first notable black female stimulation columnist as a result of this.
She also facilitated the mark show Talk Soup on a periodic basis.
Arthel became the first African-American woman to host a major syndicated news magazine program in 1994.
She also agreed to co-host the Miss USA pageant with Dick Clark the following year, which required Arthel to travel to San Padre, Texas.
Arthel teamed up with Fred Rogin, a well-known sportscaster, to create Arthel & Fred in 1997.
This was an NBC news program that aired throughout the day.
She relocated to New York the following year when she worked as a senior correspondent for Fox Broadcasting’s “Fox Files” news magazine show.
At the same time, Arthel was promoted to Fox News Channel’s entertainment anchor.
She made cameo appearances on comedies like “Cybill,” “Moesha,” “Bel-Air,” and “Fresh Prince” during this time.
In 2010, Arthel returned to Fox News Channel as a commentator on “America’s News Headquarters,” “America’s Newsroom,” and “Happening Now,” as well as a lead stay for the morning news on Fox 5.
She also appeared on “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” and “The O’Reilly Factor” as a guest.
Net worth and Salary
Arthel’s major source of income is her work as a journalist.
Arthel Neville’s net worth is estimated to be about $1 million, despite the fact that she has not disclosed specifics about her monthly or annual earnings.
Arthel Neville met Derrick Lassic, a former Dallas Cowboy, and current NFL free agent, in 1994 while presenting the Miss USA competition.
After falling in love, the two married in New Orleans the following year.
At their wedding, Arthel’s uncle Aaron performed, and the Neville Brothers played at their reception.
The pair split their time between North Carolina and Los Angeles, with Lassic living in North Carolina and Arthel in Los Angeles.
Things, however, did not work out, and their marriage did not survive the test of time.
The couple split in 1998 after only three years of marriage.
In 1999, while backstage at a New Orleans event, Arthel met Taku Hirano, a Japanese drummer.
Hirano piqued Arthel’s interest, and after two years of long-distance dating, she asked Arthel’s parents for her hand in marriage. They were happy to help!
‘The initial goal of any black family is that their child will marry someone black,’ Arthel told Essence.
Their goal is that their child will be adopted by someone who will love and care for her.’
While on vacation in Venice, Italy, Hirano proposed to her on a gondola.
In 2001, they married on a beach in Hawaii and spent their honeymoon in Japan.
Arthel met Hirano’s family when he was there.
Arthel doesn’t have any children from her previous marriage, thus the two have yet to have a kid together.
Arthel Neville stands 5ft 8in 9in (172cm) tall and weighs 116lbs (53kg).
Her hair is black, and her eyes are also black.
Arthel is active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
She has over 5.8k Facebook followers, 17.4k Instagram followers, and 15.2k Twitter followers.
- 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”.
- Neville is also a noted journalist for covering the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in New Orleans, Louisiana, her hometown.
- In 2017, she was recognized as the first African-American female honoree through the Moody College of Communication’s DeWitt Carter Reddick award.
- 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.