Carson Daly is an American television and radio host best known for hosting the late night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly, since 2002.
He is also the host of the reality singing competition The Voice, since 2011.
Carson began his career in radio in the early '90s, 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 - that of the early evening voice of Los Angeles' influential and top-rated KROQ-FM. MTV soon recognised his talent and brought him to New York City.
It was at MTV that Daly became the entertainment icon that he is today. His popularity exploded in the era of 'N Sync, Britney Spears and Eminem. As host and executive producer of MTV's Total Request Live (TRL), he transformed an afternoon music video program into a must-stop on the publicity circuit for musicians, movie stars and entertainers alike.
In January 2002, his loyal fans followed him to NBC and tuned into his late-night television show Last Call with Carson Daly. Re-writing the rulebook for late-night television, Daly has taken his show out of the studio and on location every night.
While the show boasts diverse bookings in the worlds of entertainment, politics and sports, it's the progressive music bookings that have earned Daly his bragging rights among the late-night crowd.
Since day one, Last Call has been the show that gives many of the hottest bands their first break on U.S. television, including The Killers, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, Ray Lamontagne, Modest Mouse, 30 Seconds to Mars, B.o.B and many more.
For its seventh year, Daly and Universal Media Studios produced the annual New Year's Eve primetime special NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, ringing in 2011 live from Times Square. As executive producer, Daly led the broadcast on all NBC platforms - both on and offline.
Past musical performances have included Rihanna, Jay Z, Greenday, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Ludacris, Mary J Blige, Avril Lavigne, Panic! At The Disco, The Ting Tings and Lenny Kravitz.
In January 2010, Daly returned to his radio roots and currently hosts morning drive from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m., Monday - Friday on KAMP (97.1) in Southern California.
Daly also plays a small but pivotal role in the first episode of the comedy series 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.
Daly also had a small role on The Dave Chappelle Show.