Cody Tucker

7220 Sports/TSM SE WYOMING
7220 Sports/TSM SE WYOMING

Cody was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Career: Cody Tucker, a Cheyenne native, accepted his first journalism gig in Jackalope City, where he was the sports editor at the Douglas Budget for nearly four years. Tucker earned every statewide sports-writing and photography award, including being named the state's inaugural Young Journalist of the Year in 2015. Between stints in Douglas, Tucker took over the one-man sports department at The Baytown Sun in the Greater Houston Area, where he covered 13 high schools and a junior college. There, he earned the Associated Press' top sports section in the state.

After a two-year stay in the Lone Star State, Tucker moved back to his hometown, where he took on a sports radio producer role and eventually took over editorial control of the Douglas Budget. In 2016, Tucker accepted a sports storyteller position at the Lansing State Journal, where he mainly covered Michigan State University athletics. His story, "Finding Charles Rogers," was named the AP and Michigan Press Association Sports Feature of the Year in 2017. Tucker left Michigan to become the beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018.

He eventually moved home the following year and launched, a website solely dedicated to University of Wyoming athletics. In 2023, the Kickoff Show, which airs before every Pokes football game, was named the Large Market Sports Radio Show of the Year by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters.

Personal: Tucker and his daughter Holland reside in Cheyenne with their slobbery yet adorable bloodhounds, Ozzy and Nola. Tucker grew up playing baseball, eventually earning a full-ride college scholarship in middle-of-nowhere Nebraska. It was a short-lived dream. Turns out, his best days on the field were behind him.

Tucker eventually attended Laramie County Community College, where he discovered his love of writing and reporting and graduated with a degree in Mass Media. In his free time, Tucker enjoys traveling around the country to attend sporting events. Whether it's the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Phillies, or Buffalo Sabres playing, you know where to find him. His first love, though, was the Cowboys. He was a University of Wyoming football season ticket holder for nearly three decades, not missing a game in Laramie until he moved to Texas in 2013. Saturday afternoons in the fall are now spent in the press box high above War Memorial Stadium.