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.
Carson Daly plays a small but pivotal role in the first episode of My Name Is Earl. While in the hospital after being hit by a car, Earl learns about karma from watching an episode of 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 Dave Chappelle's show Chappelle's Show.
Daly's mother is a breast cancer survivor who was honored at Lifetime's 2004 Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon. Daly has joined his mother in becoming a breast cancer activist.
Daly has two children with fiancée Siri Pinter (the daughter of actor Mark Pinter): a son (Jackson James Daly) born March 2009, and a daughter (Etta Jones Daly) born in September 2012. Carson revealed on March 24, 2014 while interviewing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that he and his fiancée are expecting baby number three.