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).