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Katie Cook
MG 9518 copy copy.jpg [1]
Born Katie Victoria Cook[2]
London, England[2]
Occupation Television host[2]
Spouse(s) Marc Pisapia[2]
Children Daisy Rocket Pisapia[2]
Notable credit(s) CMT Insider
Nashville Star
CMT Most Wanted Live
CMT Red Carpets[2]
Official website


Katie Cook is an American actress, host and correspondent with the Country Music Television network in the United States. She has been with the network since 2001. She currently hosts CMT Insider. Cook often appears as the host of CMT's live or recorded segments from red carpet events and has interviewed Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.[3] She formerly appeared as host of CMT Most Wanted Live from 2002 until its cancellation in 2004.[4]

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About Katie Cook

Cook was born in London, England to Hall of Fame songwriter Roger Cook [5] and Joan Cook. Cook relocated to America at age 5 and was raised in Nashville, TN. [6]

Cook grew up listening to her father write songs in her living room, [7]but it wasn't until she turned 20 and moved to London that she realized the importance of witnessing her country music heritage. [8]

Katie Cook as a Singer/Songwriter

While in London Cook began her singer/songwriter career. She sang background vocals for Danni Minougue's single, "You Better Be Nice," [9] and signed a publishing deal with EMI out of London. Cook then began working with manager Harry Barter (George Martin, Ultravox, Dead or Alive, Paul Young.) [10] Cook then landed a record deal with Curb Records.

Cook formed a band, named "Reno," which released an album under the Curb Records label]. In 1999 the band released a self-titled album with 11 tracks written by the band members. [11] Cook then spent 2001 touring America promoting the album. [12]

In late 2001 Reno disbanded and Cook began a career as a solo artist. During this time a friend of Cook's told her that CMT was auditioning female hosts. [13]

Katie Cook and CMT

Cook auditioned for CMT's open female host position in 2001 and after several call backs landed the job. She began as the host of CMTs TRL spin-off Most Wanted Live (MWL). [14]

Since 2001 Cook has hosted "CMA Live from the Red Carpet," "ACM Live From the Red Carpet," "CMT Live from the Purple Carpet," "CMT MWL Star," "CMT Star Pads," "CMT Top 20 Countdown," "The Grand Ole Opry Live," "CMT Big 40, The Notorious 90's) and "Top 100 Countdown." [15]

She has also hosted the following CMT Specials: "Dale: The Movie," "Charlotte's Web: The Movie," "Elizabethtown: The Movie," "Larry The Cable Guy Special," "Toby Keith Special," "Jeff Foxworthy Special," "Shania in Switzerland," "George Strait Special," "Shania in London," and "Tim McGraw, Making the Video." [16]

Katie Cook the Actress

Cook is also an actress and had a guest appearance on CBS As The World Turns. In addition she has done a Proactive commercial, Beatles Rock Band ad, Bing.com commercial, Garneir Nutriesse spot, Rhapsody/Real Audio Player commercial, Bissell Spot Vacuum commercial and a Coca-Cola Radio Spot. [17]

Cook also stared in a video game as herself. The video game is entitled "Shout About Country Music". [18]

In early 2010 Cook shot a pilot for Weeds producer Jenji Kohan called "Tough Trades." [19] She also filmed an episode of "Me & My Bus" with comedian Jessie McNamara and her other guest stars Kelly Clarkson and Lance Bass.[20]

She also filmed "Love Don't Let Me Down" with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. [21]

Katie Cook the Host and Correspondent

In addition to CMT hosting spots Cook has also hosted "Miss America Live From Las Vegas," "Martina McBride: Timeless Live," "LeeAnn Womack: There's More," "Kenny Chesney: Be As You Are," "Leann Rimes Live," "Alison Krauss and Union Station Live," "Travis Tritt: Strong Enough to Be," "Toby Keith, Live, Uncut and Unleashed," "Farm Aid," and "Country Freedom Concert."[22]

As a correspondent Cook has appeared on CNNs "Anderson Cooper 360," "MSNBC," and "CNBC." [23]

In 2008, Cook became the correspondent (co-host) of the NBC television series Nashville Star.

In 2009, Cook hosted a report of "An Evening of Country Music" at the White House. [24]

Katie Cook and Family

Cook is married to actor Marc Pisapia [25]and has one daughter, Daisy Rocket, who was born in 2006. Cook splits her time between Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA. [26]

In her spare time Cook enjoys fashion, music and keeping fans up-to-date on her Twitter page [1]. [27]

Discography

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Studio albums

Year Album details
2000 Reno

Singles

Year Single Album
1999 "I Think I Know" Reno
2000 "Whole World"

References

  1. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/publicuse.jpg
  2. ^ a b c d e f Morton, Ken. "Interviewing the Interviewer – CMT’s Katie Cook". The 9513. http://www.the9513.com/interviewing-the-interviewer-cmts-katie-cook/. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  3. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecookbio.pdf
  4. ^ CMT.com : Shows : CMT Insider : Host
  5. ^ http://www.the9513.com/interviewing-the-interviewer-cmts-katie-cook/
  6. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecookbio.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.the9513.com/interviewing-the-interviewer-cmts-katie-cook/
  8. ^ http://www.the9513.com/interviewing-the-interviewer-cmts-katie-cook/
  9. ^ http://katiecook.com/?page_id=2
  10. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecookbio.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Reno/dp/B00004SYSO
  12. ^ http://katiecook.com/?page_id=2
  13. ^ http://katiecook.com/?page_id=2
  14. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecookbio.pdf
  15. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/COOK_KATIE_CREDITS.pdf
  16. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/COOK_KATIE_CREDITS.pdf
  17. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/COOK_KATIE_CREDITS.pdf
  18. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/COOK_KATIE_CREDITS.pdf
  19. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecali1.pdf
  20. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecali1.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1683155/resume
  22. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/COOK_KATIE_CREDITS.pdf
  23. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/COOK_KATIE_CREDITS.pdf
  24. ^ http://www.countryuniverse.net/2009/08/21/a-conversation-with-katie-cook/
  25. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecali1.pdf
  26. ^ http://whoozleentertainmentgroup.com/katiecookbio.pdf
  27. ^ http://www.countryuniverse.net/2009/08/21/a-conversation-with-katie-cook/

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