Carson Daly is a pioneer of pop culture across a multitude of media, including radio, television, the recording industry and digital platforms. In Spring 2013, Daly once again served as host and producer for “The Voice,” the NBC Television Network breakout hit vocal competition show which debuted in 2011. Additionally, he hosted “Last Call with Carson Daly” for NBC for more than a decade. The program showcased big-name talent, shined a spotlight on hot up-and-comers, and covered the best in live music.
Daly began his career in radio in the early 1990s quickly moving up the ranks as an on-air deejay 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 recognized his talent and brought him to New York City.
It was at MTV that Daly became distinguished for his roles as gracious host and trendsetter, and ultimately planted the seed to become the entertainment icon that he is today. 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. It was Daly’s guy-next-door charm that made him so appealing, and more so trustworthy, as he entered living rooms daily to offer exactly what the audience desired. His reputation as pop-culture tastemaker was cemented.
Daly and Universal Media Studios produce the annual New Year’s Eve primetime special “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” As executive producer, Daly has 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.