Carson Daly Joins NBC’s Today Show

    September 13, 2013

After 11 years in late-night television, talk-show host Carson Daly is trading his midnight rendezvous to become the early bird that catches the worm. NBC has announced that Daly will join Today along with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. He will serve as the digital studio host/social media correspondent for the new Orange Room digital space.

The Orange Room is a new segment that has been implemented into the Today show. The “first-of-its-kind digital studio” will aim to capture the imagery of social media, serving as a way to bridge the gap between television and the digital world. With live-stream interviews and real-time updates and coverage from the Internet, NBC expects the Orange Room to be an exceptional addition to the Today show line-up.

(image) Today Show welcomes Carson Daly


Carson Daly emerged onto the hosting scene in 1998 as the television personality for MTV’s famous music countdown show “Total Request Live,” widely referred to as TRL. After his departure from TRL, Daly landed his own late night talk show “Last Call with Carson Daly”.  In 2011, Daly added NBC’s “The Voice” to his hosting platform. Daly also hosts notable holiday specials such as NBC’s “Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular” and “New Years’ Eve with Carson Daly” which commemorates the historic ball dropping tradition in New York City.

According to, “Last Call” was also renewed by NBC for another season. However, it is still unknown as to whether Daly will continue hosting the show. It seems Daly will be making a silent, yet smooth transition from night-time television to the early morning jump-start.

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