Leslie Fram, co-host of The Morning X, serves as Senior Vice President of Music and Talent for CMT, overseeing all music integration within the CMT brand and serves as EP for the CMT Music Awards and Executive in Charge of Talent for all music specials. Since joining CMT in 2011, Fram has created franchises to support emerging artists, women and diversity including CMT’s Next Women Of Country in 2014, the first female-powered initiative for the network, CMT’s Equal Play and Equal Access to support underrepresented voices.
Respected for both her hit intuition and hard-driving passion for music, Fram was the first woman to receive the TJ Martell Award in recognition of outstanding performance in the music industry in 2000, and was presented with the NARAS-Atlanta Chapter Heroes Award for her outstanding contributions to music and the music community. In 2009, she was honored as a Lifetime Achievement Inductee in the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, the recipient of the very first ‘Innovation In Music’ Awards, recognized by the Nashville Business Journal’s ‘Women In Music’ 6 years in a row, Billboard’s Women In Music, Billboard Country Executive of The Year and 2022 CMA Media Achievement Award. Leslie currently serves on the Board of The Recording Academy/Nashville Chapter, The Grammy TV Committee, Save The Music, Save The Music Advisory Board, Founding Member of Change The Conversation and Nashville Music Equality and an alum of Leadership Music Class of 2014.