Lorianne Crook Biography

Host of CMA Celebrity Closeup and Offstage With Lorianne Crook

Lorianne Crook

Lorianne Crook hosts GAC's Lorianne Crook's Celebrity Kitchen. She has been involved with production and previously hosted a series of award-winning television specials including Celebrities Offstage as well as CMA Preview.

Crook's career began when she teamed up with Charlie Chase in 1983 to host the nationally syndicated This Week In Country Music. Later, the show was seen on weekends on TNN, The Nashville Network. The hosts then began hosting the daily show, Crook & Chase, which was named Best Entertainment News Program by Cable Guide magazine in 1988. Crook hosted TNN's flagship primetime live show, Music City Tonight and in 1996 went into national syndication again with their daily show in Los Angeles. Crook remained with TNN until its ending as a country network in 2000.