She has an angular face and big, hard eyes. She is lean and dark.
Her Saidar strength is 19(7), which is equal to many high-ranking Aes Sedai. Her honor-chain carried nearly as many medallions as Zaida's did.
She was Windfinder to a Sailmistress who was one of the First Twelve.
She is one of the Windfinders to accompany Elayne Trakand from Ebou Dar to Caemlyn. She is with Zaida din Parede Blackwing, when she makes a new bargain with Elayne. When Zaida leaves for Illian, she leaves Chanelle behind in Caemlyn to be in charge of the Sea Folk Windfinders.
When Elayne is captured by the Black Ajah, Birgitte Silverbow manages to convince Chanelle and the rest of the Sea Folk Windfinders that without Elayne there is no bargain. They Travel to the area where the Black Ajah are riding a wagon with Elayne inside. The strike force ride towards the wagon, but are decimated by Balefire from Asne Zeramene. Birgitte finally convinces the Windfinders to actively attack the Black Ajah. The Windfinders all link with Chanelle in control and attack the wagon with lightning, killing Asne in the process. They shield all the remaining Black Ajah members so they can be taken captive by Elayne's troops.