Monday, January 29, 2007

Names that Sound Made Up: KMSP

Our search for local news personalities with made-up sounding names takes us to our favorite glorified American Idol commercial, Fox 9 news. Awful jingles in the commercials, awful news, awful website: let's look at some of the "The People at Fox"'s names and speculate on whether their parents gave them these atrocities, or whether they picked the names themselves.

Robyn Robinson: There are three choices here: either her parents thought this name was clever, she thought this name was clever, or somebody named Robyn married a fellow named Robinson.

Jeff Passolt: Already a Minnesota pesonality, evidently, we assume he wouldn't change his name.

Marni Hughes: Was there a time when parents thought "Marni" was a good name for a child? We say yes.

Tim Blotz: Has to be real. A news guy wouldn't choose "Blotz," would he?

Karen Scullin: Real.

Tom Butler: We guess fake.

Alix Kendall: We guess fake. "Alix" is a perfect name for a news anchor (male or female), and "Kendall" just goes too easily with it.

Jeff Baillon: Real.

Ellen Galles: Real.

Maury Glover: Fake. Reminds us of this Maury.

For Pages 2 and 3, we'll just list the names that sound fake to us: Juli Jay (at the very least, she chose that spelling), Dawn Mitchell, Jamie Reese, and Trish Van Pilsum (it's like the name of a female TV reporter on a sitcom).


  1. Anonymous2:14 PM

    As a former employee of Fox9 I would like to say that Tom Butler is his real name and Alix Kendall is fake (just don't know the real one). Also you left out Tom Halden, who is really Tom Dickhausen.

  2. Anonymous4:01 PM

    hahahaahahahah Dickhausen, I dont blame him for changing that one!

  3. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Maury Glover really is Maury Glover

  4. Anonymous11:46 PM

    Does anyone know if Alix Jendall is her real name? Her bio states she worked at an Austin, MN station that I worked at, long before she did. It also states she has I daughter, but no mention of a husband, but lives in So. Minneapolis.

  5. Anonymous11:47 PM

    If my fingers would only find the right keys... Alix Kendall not Jendall.

  6. Anonymous12:29 AM

    I am not a stalker... Just want to know if Alix is Married? I know she has a daughter named Caitlen? SP?
    But is this beauty married?

  7. Anonymous10:00 PM

    That is her real name, yes she does have a daughter..but is divorced.

  8. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Alix Kendall's real name is Jill Osmund i think thats how you spell the last name.

    1. Anonymous8:18 PM

      its oslund-knew her brother in jr-sr.high

  9. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Maury Glover is real. I grew up with Maury and check this his older brother named Gleason! Good guy to tell the truth!

  10. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Jill Auslund. Just FYI.

  11. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Jill was also a Playboy bunny at the Lake Geneva Playboy Club back in the day.

  12. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Went to high school with her. Real name is Jill Ausland.

  13. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Jill(alix) was married, then Timmy Sherno came into the picture and broke up her marriage, last I heard they were still living together!