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About Cody + The CMT Crew

Cody Alan – Host

When country stars talk, they talk to Cody Alan!

Host, human, dad, trail blazer, night owl, nice guy. Seen as host of Hot 20 Countdown, CMT's signature weekly music TV show, delivered to over 90 million homes. Heard as host of CMT After MidNite and CMT Radio Live on over 250 stations, with nearly 8 million monthly listeners. Alan is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in broadcasting, since beginning his career in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. He landed his first radio job at age 15, and made waves breaking new artists and Texas music at The Wolf in Dallas, helping the station earn the designation as the #1 country station in America. 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!

When not on radio or TV, Cody loves staying fit, exploring new music, watching reality shows, enjoying sunny beaches, being caffeinated often and spending time with family and friends. Follow for all things Cody on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook!

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Marley Sherwood- Co-Host/Correspondent

Marley is the newest addition to Cody's on air ensemble, bringing stories from pop culture and life, with a fresh perspective that's all Marls!

Originally from Chicago, Marley just marked 3 years in the wonderful city of Nashville. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and added WUSN US99.5, WZSR STAR 105.5, ESPN Radio, ABC, IndyCar and Windy City Live to her resume from the Chicagoland area. Marley took her reporting talents abroad and spent time reporting for The Irish Times in Dublin, Ireland, before making her way to CMT in Nashville. Marley also works with CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

When she is not working, she can be found traveling all over the country and spends most of her time in “airplane mode.”

Marley loves her family, friends, queso, chocolate, sports, Air Jordan’s, country music and a great pinot noir. Marley considers herself a mix between a girly-girl and a tomboy and loves being on the road filming with her CMT crew. If Marley were not working in the entertainment industry, she would love to play golf every day.

“Good hair days make me feel like I can take over the world” – Shakespeare, probably

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Hollywood Heather Lee – 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 went on to land radio gigs in Monterey, Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco, California. 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 and the CW in California’s Capital City.

When she’s not reporting the latest, Heather is an avid writer and huge fan of man's best friend and supports charity as a local board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She's always willing to walk, talk and fund raise for organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Children's Miracle Network.

Heather enjoys 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. 

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Ashlee McDonald, Executive Producer

A California native by way of Brooklyn, East Nashville newbie Ashlee McDonald made her way to CMT after gigs in artist relations at iHeartRadio, artist marketing at Warner Music, TV production at CBS College Sports, and film development at Paramount Pictures. Currently Executive Producer of CMT Radio, she oversees content and programming initiatives, including CMT Headliners with Cody Alan, and CMT’s partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital, bringing to young patients unforgettable performances and interviews with country stars at the hospital’s Seacrest Studios.

Having spent many of her formative years at her grandparents’ Texas home – and receiving her degree from Texas Christian University (GO FROGS!) - her adoration of outlaw country, Southern roots rock, whiskey, and dive bars is evident in her championing of country music’s gritty party spirit. When she’s not sampling Tennessee’s illustrious whiskey offerings at a loud gig, eating tacos, or watching a grisly true crime documentary, she can be found doing yoga with her four cats in the home studio she calls the Zen Factory.

Once, Keith Richards gave her a used pack of Marlboro Reds that were nestled up against his heart all day. It is among her most prized possessions.

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 Dingo – Co-Host

Dingo is the Co-Host on the shows.

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.

“People are rewarded in public for what they’ve practiced for years in private”- Tony Robbins

 

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Cory Linton – Producer, Content Development

As producer of Content Development for all of CMT Radio, Cory is instrumental in coming up with ideas for on air fodder and behind the scenes.

Cory is a graduate of Penn State University, who began his career in country radio, as an on-air host, in Altoona, Pennsylvania at Froggy 98.

Upon moving to Music City, he found a passion for writing, while working on a radio prep service; interviewing artists, editing sound bites and sharing the latest country music news with radio stations nationwide. This eventually led him to join Cody’s team at CMT, where he helped launch CMT Radio Live, later contributing to CMT AfterMidnite, and other on-air initiatives.

 In his free time, Cory enjoys driving Uber...cheering on the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans...singing karaoke, planning theme park trips to Orlando  and spending time with his girlfriend Niki and their two cats, Willow and Anastasia.


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Curt Miller – Senior Producer

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).


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Lauryn Snapp– Producer, Digital Content & Strategy

Lauryn Snapp blames her bizarre “type-A” personality quirks on her Greek mother, Lisa Frank and the Girl Scouts of America. Growing up in the foothills of West Virginia, she was obsessed with music, storytelling, and finding creative ways to make music visual.

She is known for overthinking, falling into internet wormholes, and over planning. She approaches camping trips, content creation and digital strategy like a doomsday prepper, leaving no stone unturned.

Her father, known for his folklore and debated recaps of family history, still gives her his best advice with the added recommendation to “write that down and stick it in your top drawer.”

Connecting people through stories and social media is her No. 1 passion in life. Lauryn states, “if loving digital space is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.” Previously managing creative services at Warner Music Nashville was the perfect launchpad to join the wild and wonderful CMT Radio crew as their passionate creative digital strategist.

"If you like water, you already like 72 percent of me. If you like coffee, we can make it an even 100."

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