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From 'TRL' to TODAY: Carson Daly through the years

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.

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Carson Daly joins TODAY

In honor of Carson Daly officially joining the TODAY team on Monday, Sept. 16, we take a look back at the host's life and television career.

Since March, Daly has been a frequent face on TODAY, guest hosting for Willie Geist in the third hour and filling in for Kathie Lee Gifford on the fourth hour. Here, he joins Savannah Guthrie on Aug. 2.

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In the kitchen

While lending his talents to TODAY, Daly donned an apron to cook simple summer salads with Giada de Laurentiis and Natalie Morales in a segment on July 30.

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'The Voice'

Daly joined NBC's "The Voice" in 2011 as a producer and host. Here, he stands next to "Voice" coach Cee Lo Green and contestant Juliet Simms.

"The live shows on the Voice — those were a highlight for me, I love live TV," Daly told

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Award winner

Daly shows off an award "The Voice" won for Best Reality Series - Competition at the Critics' Choice Television Awards on June 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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'Voice' cast

Carson Daly poses with "Voice" coaches Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine before the second season of the reality competition.

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Family man

Carson Daly arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards with his girlfriend Siri Pinter on Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. The couple has two children together, Jackson James and Etta Jones.

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Last Call with Carson Daly

'Last Call with Carson'

Carson Daly interviews "Heroes" actor Masi Oka on his show, "Last Call with Carson Daly," on March 20, 2009. Daly has hosted the late-night program for 12 seasons straight, since 2002.

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Last Call with Carson Daly

Proud papa

On "Last Call," Carson Daly interviews TV personalities Jack and Kelly Osbourne on March 27, 2009.

"I’m really proud that 'Last Call' has been on for over a decade — we had thousands of diverse guests – it was great practice for TODAY," Daly told

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2009 New Years Eve With Carson Daly

New Year's Eve

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Carson Daly celebrate the start of 2009 at "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" in Times Square on December 31, 2008.

Daly has rung in the new year with millions of people across the country since he started hosting the special in 2003.

"All the New Year’s Eve specials in NYC have been bright spots for me, they are a lot of fun," Daly told

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End of an era

After ten years on-air, "Total Request Live" came to an end on Nov. 16, 2008. During the three-hour "Total Finale Live" show, Daly talked to singers Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez.

When asked about his time on "TRL," he told, “There were a lot of highs and lows to that. I’m proud of what we did in New York there after 9/11 – I was part of the team that went back to work right away. We were one of first productions that went back on air, and we had to really think about what to tell the kids watching 'TRL.'"

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Musical guest Soulja Boy rehearses for \"Last Call With Carson Daly\" on an outdoor stage at NBC Studios in Burbank, Calif., shortly before Writers Guild of America pickets arrive to protest as the WGA strike against motion picture and television producers continues Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007.  Originally scheduled to start around 6 p.m., the performance had not begun by 7:30 p.m. The Daly show was to become the first late-night talk show to defy the writers strike and resume production, with the show scheduled to be taped tonight for airing next week.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

In the midst of a strike

Musical guest Soulja Boy rehearses for "Last Call With Carson Daly" on Nov. 29, 2007.

Daly's show was the first late-night talk show to resume production during the Writers Guild of America strike, which started on Nov. 5, 2007, and came to an end on Feb. 12, 2008.

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Carson Daly and his mother, Pattie Daly Caruso arrive for the Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon hosted by Lifetime Television was held on Monday, September 27, 2004 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (Mirek Towski/DMI via AP)

Mother and son

Carson Daly and his mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, arrive for the Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon hosted by Lifetime Television on Sept. 27, 2004 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

Daly's mom is a breast cancer survivor who was honored at the luncheon. Her fight with cancer inspired Daly to become a breast cancer activist.

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Sitting with celebrities

Daly talks with host Hilarie Burton and actress Angelina Jolie during MTV's "TRL" at the MTV Times Square Studios on July 14, 2003 in New York City.

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Hangin' with Madonna

Carson Daly chats with Madonna in 2003.

"My time with Madonna through the years were some of my favorite moments," he told

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'Spring Break'

Daly poses with rapper 50 Cent during MTV’s 2003 “MTV Invades Miami” as a part of the network's annual “Spring Break” series.

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Carson and Britney

Pop singer Britney Spears frequently found her videos in the “TRL” countdown. Here, she joins Daly on the show’s set in 2002.

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Black and white

Jimmy Fallon, who did an impression of Daly on "Saturday Night Live," jokes with and dresses identical to Daly on an episode of “TRL” in 2002. Daly’s wardrobe often reflected current trends in pop culture.

"I'm from California, so I've always had a sort of laid back approach to apparel. I'm from the beach," Daly told "But I always call what I wear the 'Johnny Cash look.' I wear a lot of black, and a lot of jeans."

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Tiger on 'TRL'

Tiger Woods joined Daly, an avid golfer, in 2002 to promote “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002” video game. While the focus was mostly music, “TRL” featured a wide range of guests including musicians, actors and athletes.

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Teen Choice Awards

Daly accepts his Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Personality” on August 12, 2001. He won two Teen Choice Awards during his time hosting "TRL."

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Hot off the record

Shock rocker Marilyn Manson joins Daly during “TRL’s” Spankin' New Music Week in 2000. During these episodes, musicians would premiere new videos that would likely be seen in the show’s countdown.

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Pageant host

Daly laughs with former Miss Kentucky, Lexi Kemper. Daly hosted the Miss Teen USA competition in 1999.

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