Former MTV VJ Kennedy to Host New Fox Business Network Primetime Program

FBN is banking that kids want their ex-MTV video jockeys

Fox Business Network will debut “The Independents,” a new primetime program hosted by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (formerly known as MTV VJ Kennedy), on Monday, Dec. 9.

The program, which will appear Monday through Wednesday and Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET, will feature a roundtable discussion on the news of the day with an emphasis on the protection of economic and civil liberties, the network said. Each evening, Kennedy will be joined by her co-hosts, Reason magazine’s Matt Welch and America’s Future Foundation’s Kmele Foster, as well as a rotating panel of experts.

Fox Business News’ “Stossel,” hosted by John Stossel, will continue to appear at 9 p.m. ET on Thursdays.

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Kennedy joined Fox Business News as a contributor and special correspondent to “Stossel” in 2012. She is the author of two books, “The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses” and “Hey Ladies! Tales and Tips for Curious Girls.” She is also the host of “Music in the Morning w/ Kennedy” on 98.7FM Los Angeles Alternative radio and serves as a contributor to

Kennedy got her start in television as an MTV video jockey in 1992.