Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American [3 ] television host, radio personality, producer and television personality. Prior to 2002, Daly was a VJ on MTV's , and a DJ for the Southern California based radio station Total Request Live 106.7 KROQ-FM. In 2002, Daly joined NBC, where he began hosting and producing the late night talk show , and occasionally hosting special event programming for NBC, such as the Last Call with Carson Daly Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show and executive producing from New Year's Eve with Carson Daly Times Square beginning in 2003. In 2011, Daly began a prominent role at NBC, hosting its reality music competition . In 2013, Daly joined NBC's morning show The Voice as a Today social media correspondent.
Daly has also served as a radio DJ; he was formerly a nighttime host on the Los Angeles radio station
KROQ-FM; beginning in 2010, Daly began hosting a morning show on its sister station KAMP-FM. He also co-founded an independent record label named 456 Entertainment. [4 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Daly was born in
Santa Monica, California, the son of [3 ] Coachella Valley TV personality Pattie Daly Caruso, and actor J. D. Daly. [5 ] Daly attended [6 ] Santa Monica High School and was a member of the school's golf team before graduating in 1991. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and dropped out to pursue a pro golf career. He is of Irish descent and has worked with [7 ] Guinness on local "Proposition 3-17" to make Saint Patrick's Day an official holiday. Carson Daly hosted MTV'S [7 ] from 1998-2002. TRL
Total Request Live [ edit ]
Last Call with Carson Daly [ edit ]
Last Call with Carson Daly went on the air. The show was shot on the same set as until 2005 when it moved to Los Angeles. Saturday Night Live It has since taken on a rogue documentary style format taping shows on the road. [8 ]
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly [ edit ]
Beginning in 2003-04, Daly began hosting a self-titled
New Year's Eve special for NBC, New Year's Eve with Carson Daly. [9 ]
The Voice [ edit ]
In 2011, Daly began hosting and executive-producing NBC's reality music competition
Carson Daly plays a small but pivotal role in the first episode of
. While in the hospital after being hit by a car, Earl learns about karma from watching an episode of My Name Is Earl Last Call with Carson Daly where Daly claims that his success is a direct result of doing good things for other people. Earl is thus inspired by Carson Daly to turn his own life around, and sets out to make up for his many past wrongs. Carson Daly also had a small role on [10 ] Dave Chappelle's show . Chappelle's Show
In September 2013, Daly became the "orange room" anchor (social media reporter) on
and also serves as a fill-in anchor for Today Matt Lauer and Lester Holt (weekends) when they are off.
456 Entertainment [ edit ]
Carson is a founding partner with Jonathan Rifkind, Jonathan B. Davis and Bam Margera of 456 Enterprise & Entertainment which released the "
Viva La Bands" compilations. [11 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Daly's mother is a
breast cancer survivor who was honored at s 2004 Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon. Daly has joined his mother in becoming a breast cancer activist. Lifetime' [12 ]
Daly has three children with fiancée Siri Pinter (the daughter of actor
Mark Pinter): a son, Jackson James Daly, born March 2009, [13 ] and daughters, Etta Jones Daly, born in September 2012 and [14 ] London Rose Daly, born on August 20, 2014. [15 ] [16 ]
Daly is a
Catholic. [17 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Astrology". Gainesville Sun. June 22, 2005.
^ "Carson Daly Returns To Radio". Billboard.biz . Retrieved . 22 January 2014
^ "The Buzz Monday". The Riverside Press-Enterprise. November 27, 2006.
^ Carson Daly Filmreference.com (April 2010).
^ a b "Late Night with Conan O'Brien Interview". March 12, 2008.
^ "In Step With: Carson Daly". Parade Magazine. December 26, 2004.
^ "Carson Daly stakes his claim on New Year's Eve". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 31, 2004 . Retrieved . 5 January 2013
^ DeWolf Smith, Nancy (2005-09-16). ". Wall Street Journal Arts and Entertainment Review" . Retrieved . 2009-02-20
^ "Carson Daly Sees Fireworks". TV Guide.
^ "Lifetime Television Honors Courageous Breast Cancer Survivors and Advocates, Including Moms of Eric Mccormack, Carson Daly and Christina Applegate". ECNext.com.
^ Garcia, Jennifer (2008-11-25). "Carson Daly to be a Dad!". People Magazine . Retrieved . 2008-11-25
^ It's a Boy for Carson Daly March 16, 2009
^ "Carson Daly Welcomes Daughter Etta Jones". People. 2012-09-06 . Retrieved . 2012-09-06
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