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Carson Daly, Orange Room host

June 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM ET

Carson Daly
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Carson Daly

Carson Daly is the current host of NBC’s “The Voice” and TODAY’s digital studio, the Orange Room. 

Carson joined the TODAY family on Sept. 16, 2013, when the revamped Studio 1A — including the Orange Room, a space that connects the show and the audience like never before — was unveiled.

Carson began his career in radio in the early 1990s, quickly moving up the ranks as an on-air DJ in five different cities within his first five years. Shortly thereafter, he landed one of the most coveted positions in the business: 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. Carson served as host and executive producer of MTV’s “Total Request Live” (TRL), where for four years he transformed an afternoon music video program into a must-stop on the publicity circuit for musicians, movie stars and entertainers alike. 

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In honor of Carson Daly joining TODAY as host of the new Orange Room digital space, we take a look back at his life and television career.

In January 2002, he joined NBC as host of “Last Call with Carson Daly.” While at “Last Call,” he has given many of the hottest bands their first break on U.S. television, including The Killers, Maroon 5, B.o.B., fun, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and many more. 

For the past eight years, Carson and Universal Media Studios have produced NBC’s annual New Year’s Eve primetime special, “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” As host and executive producer, he has led the broadcast on all NBC platforms.

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Updated Dec. 11, 2013. 

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