Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (born September 8, 1972) (referred to  mononymously as Kennedy) is an American political commentator, radio personality, author, and former MTV VJ. As of January 2015 , she is the host of Kennedy on the Fox Business Network. Kennedy occasionally hosts on the Outnumbered Fox News Channel, and is a frequent panelist on that network's show . The Five She was the host of MTV's now-defunct daily late-night  alternative-rock program throughout much of the 1990s. Alternative Nation 
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery was born in
Indianapolis, Indiana, and raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon, a suburb of  Portland. She is half Romanian and half Scottish.  She attended  Lakeridge High School. She has a bachelor's degree from  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).   Kennedy interned as a DJ at KROQ radio in Los Angeles as a teenager;  she was known on KROQ as "the Virgin Kennedy".  
She was an early
VJ at MTV.  As "Kennedy", she started at MTV hosting the late-night  alternative rock show . As the 1990s 120 Minutes grunge-music movement grew, she hosted from 1992–1997. Alternative Nation 
In 1999, Kennedy completed her book
Hey Ladies! Tales and Tips for Curious Girls, in which she incorporated a multitude of personal experiences. That same year, she moved to Seattle to host The Buzz on KQBZ radio; the show was a mix of news, local issues, and comedy. Montgomery left Seattle in 2001 to cohost a morning radio show with  Ahmet Zappa on the Comedy World Radio Network, The Future with Ahmet & Kennedy, a similar mix of current events and comedy. She later co-hosted a morning show with Malibu Dan,  The Big House. 
Beginning June 3, 2002, Kennedy hosted
Game Show Network's , Friend or Foe? which ran for two seasons. On April 1, 2003, she guest-hosted the GSN show  . She also hosted GSN's WinTuition Who Wants to Be Governor of California?, a televised debate among fringe candidates in the  2003 California gubernatorial recall election, such as actors Gary Coleman and Mary Carey.
Beginning September 23, 2005, Kennedy appeared as an occasional panelist on
VH1's and Best Week Ever MSNBC's . In October 2005, she became host of Scarborough Country Fox Reality's until that series ended in June 2008.
In December 2007, she guest-hosted the evening show several times on
Los Angeles talk-radio station KFI, before being hired by the station for a regular Sunday-afternoon show.  In April 2008, she joined  Bryan Suits as cohost of the Kennedy & Suits Show at that station through September 30, 2009. She hosted Music in the Mornings on KYSR in Los Angeles from 2009 until March 2014. 
On January 18, 2011, she began appearing as
Anthony Sullivan's assistant on , looking for new inventions to promote in infomercials.
Fox Business Network as a contributor in 2012. She co-hosted , a current-events and political discussion show, from its debut on December 9, 2013. The Independents The show was cancelled in January 2015, but she continued as host of her own program,  Kennedy.   Kennedy was put on hiatus March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On October 19, 2020, the program ended its seven-month hiatus.  
She is also a contributor to
Reason.com and Reason.tv, and occasionally serves as guest host for Bill Carroll, John and Ken, and Tim Conway Jr. on KFI. She was a correspondent on the Fox Business talk show , and made occasional appearances as a panelist and guest host on Stossel Fox News' . She has also made appearances on other Fox talk shows, such as Red Eye and Outnumbered .
Kennedy speaking with attendees at the 2019
Young Americans for Liberty
Convention at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kennedy is a
libertarian and a registered Republican. 
She is a supporter of same-sex marriage,
 and officiated at the wedding of fellow Fox contributor  Guy Benson to fiancé Adam Wise.  She also supports privatized Social Security.  She opposes the "war on drugs" and bureaucratic regulation.  She is critical of  neoconservatism. 
At MTV's 1993 Rock 'n' Roll Inaugural Ball for
Bill Clinton, she chanted, "Nixon now! Nixon now!" whenever the Clintons went on stage. Along with being a fan of  Richard Nixon, she supported Dan Quayle and Bob Dole. She was a speaker at the  1996 Republican National Convention. 
She later abandoned social conservatism, saying, "Social conservatism was really bringing me down, and I realized, as time went on, that I wasn't a Bush conservative. I was really a libertarian."
 She was first introduced to libertarianism when  Kurt Loder suggested she read Ayn Rand's . Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology She actively supported  Gary Johnson in both the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. 
In March 2012,
published an article by Kennedy saying Reason atheism is a religion on par with theistic religions. 
Kennedy is married to former professional snowboarder Dave Lee, and they have two daughters.
Kennedy dated frontman and guitarist
John Rzeznik from the band Goo Goo Dolls. The song "  Name" was written about her. 
She has the
Romanian flag tattooed on her left ankle,  and a pink Republican elephant tattooed on her upper left thigh.  
In September 2012, during an appearance on
, Kennedy said she had been diagnosed with Red Eye celiac disease, leading her to change to a more meat-based diet.
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