Arthel Neville Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family

Arthel Neville

Arthel Neville is an American journalist and television personality who works for Fox News Channel as a weekend anchor alongside co-anchor Eric Shawn. In 2017, she was named the first African American female recipient of the Moody College of Communication’s DeWitt Carter Reddick journalism award.

Arthel Neville’s Childhood and Education

Arthel Neville was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 20, 1962, to her father Art Neville, the founder of the New Orleans music group The Meters and The Neville Brothers. She is a citizen of the United States.

Arthel went to New Orleans’ St. Mary’s Dominican High School. She decided to move to New York after graduation to pursue a career in acting and modeling. After that, Arthel appeared in a few commercials before landing a recurring role on Days of Our Lives.

She then returned to New Orleans to see her family. She enrolled in Xavier University’s pre-pharmacy program. Neville changed her major to journalism at Southern Methodist University, however. Arthel earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Arthel Neville’s Professional Life

While still a student at the University of Texas, Austin School of Journalism, Neville worked as a general assignment reporter for KVUE-TV. She is known for being KVUE-first TV’s female African American on-air reporter.

She then went on to discuss a variety of social issues. Arthel’s first job after graduation was as a reporter/anchor for WWL in New Orleans. In 1988, Arthel returned to Texas and worked as a reporter for KHOU-TV in Houston. She returned to New Orleans to work as an anchor/reporter for WVUE.

In 1991, Arthel was chosen as the host of Extreme Close-Up. Arthel charted over 200 interviews with Hollywood stars like Will Smith, Tom Cruise, and Sharon Stone during her three years on the show, becoming the country’s first high-profile black female entertainment reporter. She also hosted their signature show, Talk Soup, on occasion.

Neville was the first African-American woman to host a nationally syndicated entertainment newsmagazine program when she did so in 1994. She began hosting The Arthel & Fred Show in 1997. Neville worked as an anchor, correspondent, and host of Celebrity Spotlight for Fox News Channel and Fox Network’s syndicated newsmagazine Fox Files, as well as a weekly contributor on The O’Reilly Factor.

She joined CNN in 2002 and began hosting Arthel Neville’s TalkBack Live. As a result, she became the first African-American woman to host her own news show on the network.


Neville is known for co-hosting Fox’s Good Day Live show. She also rose to the position of lead anchor for Fox 5 Morning News. In June 2010, Arthel joined Fox News Channel as a news anchor on America’s Newsroom, America’s News Headquarters, and Happening Now, as well as a contributor on The O’Reilly Factor and Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.

In addition, she joined America Live with Megyn Kelly as a fill-in anchor. She is currently the weekend anchor for Fox News Channel’s America’s News Headquarters newscasts on Saturday and Sunday.

In 2017, Neville was the first African American woman to receive the DeWitt Carter Reddick journalism award from Moody College of Communication. On May 18, 2018, she delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication.

Arthel Neville’s Salary And Net Worth

Arthel Neville’s current net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. Her career has provided her with a decent salary.

The Personal Life of Arthel Neville

On April 22, 1995, Arthel married Derrick Lassic. However, they split up soon after and divorced in 1998. In 2001, she married Taku Hirano, a percussionist and recording artist from Japan. They are in a happy relationship. There are no children in the family.

Arthel is 52 years old and works at Fox News Channel of America’s News Headquarters as a weekend anchor. The Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award was given to her by the Texas Exes.

Facts of Arthel Neville
Date of Birth:1962October-20
Age:59 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:5 Feet 8 Inch
NameArthel Neville
FatherArt Neville
Birth Place/CityNew Orleans, Louisiana
Working ForFox News Channel
Net WorthN/A
Weight in KG53 KG
Married toTaku Hirano (m. 2001), Derrick Lassic (m. 1995)
ChildrenDerrick Lassic (m. 1998)
EducationThe University of Texas at Austin
SiblingsIan Neville