Poppy (Katie Finneran) was introduced in season 7. She was originally an intern at KACL, working with Frasier. Her mother is the station owner (after Joe Martin—the man who changed the format). When Niles gets a job as an arts critic, Frasier is consumed by jealousy and appeals to Poppy to convince her mother to let him host his own arts critique at the station. Not only does Poppy get the show Frasier wanted, Kenny becomes angry because Frasier went over his head when he already said no. She also goes to a ball with Niles in the episode Rivals.