Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American television host. He is the host of NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly, a late-night talk show that began airing on January 7, 2002. Before his role as host of that program, Daly was a VJ on MTV's TRL, and a DJ for the Southern California based radio station KROQ-FM. He has also hosted several notable specials including "Macy's 4th of July Spectacular" on NBC and "NBC's New Years Eve with Carson Daly". He also co-founded an independent record label named 456 Entertainment. He is now a DJ/talk show host on 97.1 AMP Radio in Southern California. He is the current host of the American version of The Voice, on NBC.
Daly was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Coachella Valley TV personality Pattie Daly Caruso, and actor J. D. Daly. Daly attended Santa Monica High School and was a member of the school's golf team before graduating in 1991. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is of Irish descent and has worked with Guinness on local "Proposition 3-17" to make Saint Patrick's Day an official holiday.
In 2002 Last Call with Carson Daly went on the air. The show was shot on the same set as Saturday Night Live. It has since taken on a rogue documentary style format taping shows on the road.