Cody Alan – Host
When country stars talk, they talk to Cody Alan!
Host, big smiler, father, trail blazer, comeback kid, super nice guy. Seen as host of Hot 20 Countdown, CMT's signature weekly music TV show, delivered to 90 million homes. Heard as host and executive producer of CMT After MidNite and CMT Radio Live on over 250 stations, with nearly 3 million weekly listeners. Alan is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in broadcasting. Three-time On Air Personality of the Year and named one of "Nashville's Most Beautiful People,” Cody connects the country to country music. Popular for his open, friendly, fun, always entertaining interviews with biggest names in music and entertainment, Cody's shows air from CMT world headquarters in Nashville. Taking fans where no one else goes, from backstage to the red carpet and beyond, across multiple platforms.
When not on radio or TV, Cody loves staying fit, exploring new music, watching reality shows, caffeine, ironing, sunshine, cooking in a crockpot and spending time with family and friends.
Heather Lee – Dirt and Entertainment Reporter
Catch Heather Lee on air reporting the latest Country and entertainment news. Her distinct voice and keen wit pop from the radio with a smile you can hear!
Heather caught the radio bug at the tender age of 17 and began her career playing heavy metal tunes at a college station in Concord, California. Heather quickly realized that it was quite difficult to maintain a nice “do” by head-banging, so she was off and running with gigs in Monterey, Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco, California playing everything from the Backstreet Boys to the Bee Gees to Brooks & Dunn. In addition to spinning the hits, the entertainment diva has lit up the tube with stints on the Game Show Network and local affiliates for ABC, Fox andthe CW in California’s Capital City.
When she’s not reporting the dirt, Heather is an avid writer and huge fan of man's best friend, spending lots of time with her “wingman”—an 8-year-old border collie named Guinness. A staunch supporter of charity, she serves as a local board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is always willing to walk, talk and fundraise for organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Children's Miracle Network.
Watch out! Heather is a Scorpio with a wild streak, but keeps it in check through the wonders of sewing, baking, cooking, gardening, classic Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, the Band Perry and a continual stream of java. Heather bleeds red, white and blue and loves the USA. In fact, if you skim through her DVR don’t be surprised to find multiple episodes of Cops, Judge Joe Brown or any show that features the American justice system in action.
Dingo – Co-Executive Producer and Operations Manager
Dingo is the Co-Executive Producer and Operations Manager for all of the CMT Radio shows. Dingo oversees all the day-to-day operations, which include writing, sales integration, travel logistics, scheduling and managing Cody's interviews and making final decisions on which guests and content appear on the shows. He most recently added writer and Producer for CMT Hot 20 Countdown to his daily responsibilities. (Watch Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9/8c on CMT TV!)
Originally from Australia, Dingo spent two decades living in Texas before making the move to CMT in 2008. Professionally, Dingo has hosted his own morning show, been a Program and Music Director, directed a No. 1-rated morning radio show in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and produced various Syndicated programs heard on radio stations around America. Dingo also was a founding member of radio station, “The Wolf,” in Dallas. He’s won two ACM Awards while at CMT as well as CMAs and Marconi Awards at other stops. He has been instrumental in the growth of CMT Radio from one radio show to three radio shows heard on over 250 affiliates each week.
When not at work or on the road with Cody, Dingo is at home with his wife and three boys. They enjoy anything beach related and are often are in Florida enjoying the sunshine.
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Cory Linton – Producer, Content Development
Cory is the producer of Content Development for all of CMT Radio. Outside of keeping CMT Radio Live running on schedule, Cory is instrumental in the development of ideas both on air and behind the scenes.
Cory is a Pennsylvania native but has always considered Nashville his home. At age 26, he made the move from Altoona, PA, to Music City USA. Along the path to making this dream a reality, Cory worked through college at Penn State University at the local country radio station, Froggy 98. As his alter ego “Davey Croakit,” Cory worked overnights, Saturday nights and any shift that came his way on the air, soaking up as much radio knowledge as one could handle. He also played the role of station mascot “Mr. Froggy,” during which he took on his biggest challenge ever: not talking while wearing the costume!
Upon arriving in Nashville, Cory worked every job that became available, including ones at the Opryland Hotel, Tennessee Titans football games, and even at a nightclub as a karaoke host—that is, until the right opportunity came his way. He found his passion for writing while working on a radio prep service, where he interviewed artists, edited sound bites and shared the latest country music news with radio stations nationwide. Three years later, he was lucky enough to land at CMT, where he has become producer of Content Development.
These days, most of Cory’s time at home is spent playing the role of cat daddy to his two Tabbys, Willow and Anastasia, and trying to stay out of the doghouse with his girlfriend Niki.
Dustin Stout – Producer, Digital & Social Content
Dustin’s specialties go beyond just 140 characters. Tasked with producing new and engaging digital content every day, the Tennessee native employs his storytelling skills to cover all things Country and entertainment news on both CMTcody.com and the radio show’s social platforms.
With a background in new-century journalism, Dustin keeps tabs on the latest news out of Los Angeles, New York and everywhere in between. Combining that interesting and up-to-date content with exclusive video, audio and other stories from the CMT world headquarters in Nashville, Dustin makes the CMTcody online brand the premiere one-stop-shop for music fans.
Dustin’s love for pop culture is rooted in his West Tennessee upbringing and was solidified during his time at one of Nashville’s most-respected music institutions, Belmont University. Throughout college, Dustin wrote entertainment features for the Belmont Vision, the university's print and online media source, and eventually took on the role as producer and on-camera host of The Week at Belmont, a tongue-in-cheek campus news roundup. No matter what topical content Dustin finds himself covering, his focus has never wavered from a passion for all things storytelling in front of the microphone and behind it.
Personally, Dustin’s claim to fame is his role as big brother. When he's not working or spending quality time with friends and family, Dustin can be found walking his boxer/hound Nina and shopping at the local Target. On Dustin's DVR, you may find the occasional episode of his guilty TV pleasures The View, How To Get Away with Murder and Teen Mom OG.
Curt Miller – Producer, Content Management
Curt joined CMT in 2010 and currently produces content for Cody’s radio shows and CMTcody.com.
A native of Middle Tennessee, Curt worked in radio throughout high school and college with on-air shifts at country, AC and news/talk stations. He took a brief break from radio in 2006 to join Nashville’s FOX-TV affiliate, where he earned an Emmy Award as morning show producer.
When he’s not in the studio, Curt can be found traveling with his family, in line at Panda Express or binging on episodes of The Office (again). Big Brother and Scandal are also on the DVR and if you’re wondering, he’s #TeamFitz.
Anne Oakley – Vice President, Radio and Ancillary Business
As Vice President of Radio and Ancillary Business, Anne Oakley is charged with day-to-day oversight of CMT Radio and additional revenue-generating projects for the network.
Oakley has been instrumental in the growth of CMT Radio, which includes three syndicated shows hosted by Cody Alan, reaching over 250 stations and nearly three million listeners. Since joining the network in 2005, Oakley has worked on a number of retail initiatives and enterprise projects including feature films, TV movies, DVD production, book publishing and CMT On Tour to name a few.
Oakley is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, and a member of the Country Music Association (CMA).