Cody Newill was born and raised in Independence, Missouri, where he learned to love (and later despise) tallboys of Bud Light and American rock band Green Day. Somehow, he managed to parlay that dubious beginning into a college degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. And, somehow, he managed to turn that into a job at KCUR. Now, he listens to better music and drinks craft beer.
Cody won a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for his work curating kcur.org in 2017. But his true accomplishments lie in his reporting on arcade bars in Kansas City, Twitter memes and using the term "Devil's lettuce" in a story. Cody spends a truly absurd amount of time playing video games, but it's for a good cause! He co-hosts a podcast, What's In a Game, with his partner, Dana, who is the best partner in the world. Once rolled two natural 20s on two d20s while playing Dungeons & Dragons. That's a 1/400 chance, y'all.