Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (stage name Kennedy, born September 8, 1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American political satirist and former MTV VJ; she was the host of MTV's now-defunct daily late-night alternative rock program "Alternative Nation" throughout much of the '90s. Kennedy is best-known as the hostess of the now-defunct reality show, "Reality Remix".

Montgomery is an Eastern Orthodox Christian and first came into the public eye in 1991 as an intern at Los Angeles radio station KROQ, where she was known on the air as "The Virgin Kennedy."

Montgomery was raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon,cite news|url=|last=Clark|first=Taylor|title=The Veejay|work=Willamette Week|date=November 10 1994|accessdate=2008-02-16] a city just outside of Portland. Her political beliefs are primarily Independent, and she is a registered Republican. She has admitted to having a libertarian ideology and supports issues such as same-sex marriage. [ [ Kennedy - Libertarian ] ]

She is married to former professional snowboarder Dave Lee and has a daughter named Pele.


Montgomery appeared as a panelist on the 1998 revival of "Hollywood Squares".

In 1999, Montgomery completed her first book, "Hey Ladies! Tales and Tips for Curious Girls", in which she incorporated a multitude of personal experiences in an effort to shed light on the complications of growing up. That same year, she moved to Seattle to host a talk show on KQBZ "The Buzz" 100.7 FM talk station (now country station KKWF "The Wolf"). The show was a mix of news, local issues, and comedy. Montgomery then left Seattle in 2001 to co-host a morning radio show with Ahmet Zappa on the ComedyWorld Radio Network. The show was entitled "The Future With Ahmet & Kennedy," and like her show in Seattle, consisted of news and current events with a comedy bent. She later co-hosted the morning show with Malibu Dan entitled "The Big House" which was her final show on the network before the network went dark.

Starting June 3, 2002, Montgomery hosted Game Show Network's original program "Friend or Foe?", which ran for two and a half-seasons.

As of September 23, 2005, Montgomery appears as an occasional panelist on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and MSNBC's "Scarborough Country". In October 2005 she became host of the Fox Reality's " Reality Remix" (that series ended June 2008).

In December 2007, Kennedy guest-hosted the evening show on Los Angeles talk radio station KFI [ [ KFI AM 640 More Stimulating Talk Radio ] ] , and is now a regular on Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm [ [ KFI AM 640 More Stimulating Talk Radio ] ] . She has since joined Bryan Suits as cohost of the weekday evening show as of April 2008.

Other notable facts

* Once sang "Head Like a Hole" aloud to Trent Reznor in order to settle a bet between her and a friend. [ [, "The Art Of Darkness" by Chris Heath, April 1995] ]
* Her trademark is Horn-rimmed glasses.
* Voted Most Hated MTV VJ in a 1990s Rolling Stone readers poll.
* Nude photos of the former VJ have circulated online. [ [] ]
* Has a pink Republican elephant tattooed on her upper left thigh, and the logo of the band Rocket from the Crypt tattooed on her ankle.
* Has taken much criticism from liberals in Hollywood for being a conservative Republican (although she has often said she has a strong libertarian streak).
* She was a DJ for the Los Angeles based radio station KROQ-FM at age 19. She got her gig on MTV when she moved to New York to be with MTV Program Director Lewis Largent.
* Daughter, Pele Velentina, born July 1, 2005.
* Graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy in 2005.
* Was the inspiration for a character on the sitcom "Murphy Brown". The character, McGovern, is a young reporter brought in to the fictional FYI news network for her "youth appeal." She had been a former MTV VJ who, like Kennedy, was known by a name that was also the surname of a '60s Democratic politician; she also held political viewpoints that were considered conservative.
* While at MTV, she was known for wearing black socks and no shoes on air. Rather than concealing her shoeless feet, she liked to work them into the camera shot as much as possible, often sitting cross-legged on her chair, with her sock-clad feet tucked under her knees.
* While party to an interview with then-NY-mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, she was seen simulating fellatio upon her microphone. [ [ The Daily (University of Washington): "She sure showed us: Self-righteous veejay puts (intermission) in its place"] ] [ [ York Times: "TELEVISION REVIEW; On MTV, One Sure Winner" September 10, 1994] ] [ [ The New Yorker: "In the Demo: The Power at MTV" October 10, 1994] ]
* When Simon Le Bon was substitute host for "Alternative Nation" in 1995, one of the last things he did on the air was an impersonation of Kennedy. He donned a pair of wild pajamas (sometimes Kennedy would host with pajamas on) and a curly wig put up into ponytails, and put on a pair of eyeglasses similar in style to Kennedy's trademark frames, and mimicked Kennedy's laconic, easygoing manner.
*In March 2007 she was a guest judge on "".
*On the 1st hour of the season finale of "Who Wants To Be A Superhero" (Aired 9/6/2007), she interviewed the final 3 contestants on the set of her show "Reality Remix".
*She was a hostess on MTV's Alternative Nation from 1992 to 1996
*She is currently a cohost on KFI AM 640 in California. "Kennedy and Suits"

External links

* [ The Official Website of Kennedy & Suits]


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