In the vast space that is the American media industry, sometimes some successful talents go under the radar of the giant spotlight of a mainstream audience. Quietly being celebrated in the little piece of audience they have carved out for themselves. For Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, that audience is the fans of Fox Business Network. Lisa has been a contributor on the show since 2012. Read more about the talented television personality.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery’s Bio
This multi-talented personality has been around for a while. Before she started on a journey that currently as her as a host on the Fox Business Network, she was a regular normal girl living and hoping to share a piece of the American dream in Lake Oswego, Oregon, although she was born in Indianapolis on September 8, 1972.
Lisa was raised by her mother along with two other boys. For her formal education, she attended Lakeridge High School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She majored in philosophy.
Anyone who watches and listens to Lisa Kennedy might wonder how a conservative like she got to work for MTV. It is all part of the uniqueness of Lisa Kennedy, both as a person and as a talented media personality.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery started her career on radio, interning at KROQ-FM and then applied to MTV where she got her start as an onscreen television host in 1992. She was a VJ at MTV for several years and according to Lisa, at the initial stage of her MTV career, she had to keep her conservative ideas and beliefs to herself.
Having established her value to the station by hosting 120 Minutes, a progressive rock show and Alternative Nation, she outed herself as a conservative in a dramatic fashion by chanting “Nixon Now, Nixon Now” at an event hosted for Bill Clinton by MTV in 1993. Since then, she has made her conservatism a part of her identity, both as a person and her on-air personality.
Six years after outing herself on MTV, Lisa Kennedy Montgomery left MTV and moved to KQBZ radio in Seattle to host The Buzz. Before she left MTV, she dabbled in a few things like appearing as a panelist on the 1998 reboot of Hollywood Squares. Released her book, Hey Ladies! Tales and Tips for Curious Girls in 1999.
Kennedy’s diverse resume also includes a game show hosting experience. In 2002, after a couple of hosting shows at different radio shows including a morning radio show with Ahmet Zappa, she began hosting Game Show Network’s Friend or Foe? Her contract with the Game Show Network made her work on several other shows like WinTuition, Who Wants to be Governor of California?.
Before she found stability at Fox Business Network in 2012, she hosted a variety of shows for different radio and networks. She finally joined Fox Business Network as a contributor in 2012 and has been there ever since.
In between, she has hosted The Independents, a political discussion show that lasted for two years. She also has her own program, Kennedy on the network.
Ever since she outed herself as a conservative, Lisa has never shied away from expressing her political opinions on daily issues in the country. Some of her other beliefs which has made her redefine herself as a libertarian include support for same-sex marriage and privatized social security.
However, despite her libertarian views and opposition to many of the core views of the Republican party, Lisa Kennedy Montgomery is a registered Republican, going as far as having a pink Republican elephant tattooed on her thigh.
Salary and Net Worth
Lisa’s reputation has a talented host capable of hosting shows on a range of subjects makes her a huge talent for a network to have and it has earned her well deserved financial compensation with which she has been able to build a net worth of $2.6 million. While her exact salary is currently unknown, industry standard practice for talents like her earned an average of six figures per year.
Kennedy is currently happily married to Dave Lee, a retired professional snowboarder with whom she shares two daughters. The couple has been married for 18 years, giving birth to their first child, Pele in 2009 and the second, Lotus in 2013.
Body Stats – Height
Lisa stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches and has a weight of 59 kg. Despite being middle aged and having given birth to two children, Lisa is very committed to body fitness. She is known to enga
ge in training exercises with a triathlon team in California. She, however, has celiac disease which has caused her to remain on a meat-based diet.