Carson Daly is a pioneer of pop culture across a multitude of media, including network television, radio, the recording industry and digital.
In September, Carson began his role as the host of the TODAY show's Orange Room, where he provides constant communication between the viewers and the show as well as delivering original content and reporting. He is hosting and producing the sixth season of the NBC hit series "The Voice," which returned on February 24th. Last year, "The Voice" received its second consecutive Emmy nomination in the category of "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program." Daly's long-running late night NBC series, "Last Call with Carson Daly," is currently in its 13th season, and he continues to host his top-rated morning drive radio program on 97.1 AMP FM Los Angeles.
Daly began his career in radio in the early 1990s, quickly moving up the ranks as an on-air deejay in five different cities within his first five years. Shortly thereafter, he landed one of the most coveted positions in the business - that of the early evening voice of Los Angeles' influential and top-rated KROQ-FM. MTV soon recognized his talent and brought him to New York City.
It was at MTV that Daly became distinguished for his roles as gracious host and trendsetter, marking the beginnings of a career that ultimately grew into the entertainment icon that he is today. As host and executive producer of MTV's "Total Request Live" (TRL), he transformed an afternoon music video program into a must-stop on the publicity circuit for musicians, movie stars and entertainers alike. It was Daly's guy-next-door charm that made him so appealing and, more so, trustworthy, as he entered living rooms daily to offer exactly what the audience desired. His reputation as pop-culture tastemaker was cemented.
In January 2002, his loyal fans followed him to NBC and tuned into his late-night television show, "Last Call with Carson Daly." Rewriting the rulebook for late-night television, Daly has taken his show out of the studio and on location every night. The strategically curated bookings extend to a wide array of great storytellers, inspired by Daly's admiration for the acclaimed "This American Life" program.
While the show boasts diverse bookings in the worlds of entertainment, politics and sports, it is the progressive music bookings that have earned Daly his bragging rights among the late-night crowd. Since day one, "Last Call" has been the show that gave many of the hottest bands their first break on U.S. television, including The Killers, Maroon 5, Ray LaMontagne, Modest Mouse, 30 Seconds to Mars, B.o.B and many more.
At the start of the 11th season, the music network Fuse TV acquired the rights to rebroadcast "Last Call" for the following day. New and expanded "Last Call" content, including interviews and musical performances also appear online on www.fuse.tv.
For the ninth year, Daly and Universal Media Studios produced the annual New Year's Eve primetime special "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly." As executive producer, Daly has led the broadcast on all NBC platforms - both on and offline. Past musical performances have included Rihanna, Jay-Z, Green Day, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Avril Lavigne, Panic! At The Disco, The Ting Tings and Lenny Kravitz.
In January 2010, Daly returned to his radio roots and currently hosts morning drive on weekdays from 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. on KAMP (97.1) in Southern California.