Family Guy/Joyce Kinney

From The TV IV
Jump to: navigation, search
Tom Tucker
Family Guy
Actor Christine Lakin
First Appearance Excellence in Broadcasting
Series Billing Series: Supporting
Movie Projector Icon.gif This article about a character needs to be expanded with more information.
Please help out by editing it.

Joyce Kinney (nee Joyce Chevapravatdumrong) is a supporting character on the television series Family Guy. She is the co-news anchor for Channel News 5, the evening news program on Quahog television station WQHG.

She is voiced by Christine Lakin.


Basic Information

The character of Joyce Kinney first appeared in the Season 9 episode "Excellence in Broadcasting." In that episode, she is the successor to Diane Simmons, whose character was killed off in "And Then There Were Fewer."

After appearing in several bit roles in several earlier Season 9 episodes, Kinney's first feature episode is "And I'm Joyce Kinney." Here, Lois Griffin -- one of the series' main characters -- becomes a fan of Kinney's work, and the two strike up a friendship. One night while drinking at a local bar, Lois and Kinney share intimate secrets about each other, culminating with Lois revealing in confidence that she had an abortion (referencing the unaired-in-the-United States "Partial Terms of Endearment" and (during her teen-aged years) starred in a pornographic film. Kinney breaches this confidence by airing an expose on Lois, this being revenge for a high school prank played on her years earlier.

Character History

Memorable Moments


Kinney's real last name is a reference to Family Guy writer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong.