Neville grabbing the mic

Anchor to host CNN's 'TalkBack Live'

CNN has hired Fox News entertainment anchor Arthel Neville to host “TalkBack Live,” the net’s daily interactive talkshow.

Most recently, Neville co-hosted “Celebrity Spotlight” and anchored live entertainment news at Fox News. She previously worked as a news anchor for Fox News and as a senior correspondent for the net’s “Fox Files.”

Neville will be based in CNN’s Atlanta headquarters and will begin her “TalkBack Live” gig later this month. She replaces Bobbie Battista, who ankled CNN in October to start a consulting company with her husband. Since then, the show has had a variety of guest hosts.

Neville also launched the newsmagazine “Extra” and anchored a half-hour interview program on E! Entertainment Television.

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