Carson Daly Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, NBC News, Salary and Net Worth

Carson Daly is an American TV host & personality, radio personality, & producer working for NBC News. He is thrilled to work with NBC News.

Carson Daly Profile

Carson Daly is an American television host, radio personality, producer, and television personality working for NBC News. He is thrilled to work with the NBC News team.

Carson Daly Education

Before graduating in 1991, Daly attended Santa Monica High School and was a golf team member. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles before dropping out to pursue a career as a pro golfer. Daly worked as a radio intern for Jimmy Kimmel. He began his radio career as an intern at the former KCMJ FM under the alias “Kid Carson” at College of the Desert.

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Carson Daly Career

Daly serves at NBC News as a host and producer of the late-night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly and occasionally hosts special event programming for NBC, such as the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show, and executive producing New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly from Times Square beginning in 2003.

He began his broadcasting career at San Jose, California’s KOME radio station. Daly was then assigned to KOME’s sister station KROQ in Los Angeles from 6 to 10 p.m. MTV hired Daly as a VJ during MTV’s summer beach house programming called “Motel California” during Daly’s time at KROQ.

MTV hired Daly as a permanent VJ at the end of the summer of 1997, requiring Daly to relocate to New York. Daly began hosting MTV Live after moving to New York. From 1998 to 2003, Daly hosted MTV’s TRL. TRL evolved from two Daly-hosted shows, “Total Request” and “MTV Live.

Daly’s duties as host of the popular live show included introducing the day’s top ten videos and interviewing celebrity guests. Last Call with Carson Daly premiered in 2002. Until 2005, when it moved to Los Angeles, the show was shot on the same set as Saturday Night Live.

Quick Facts About Carson Daly

Age48 years old as of 2021
SpouseTara Reid
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

He began hosting a New Year’s Eve special for NBC, New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, in 2003–2004. Daly took over as host and executive producer of NBC’s reality music competition The Voice in 2011. He has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program as a producer of The Voice, the first in 2013 and again in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Daly took over as the show’s sole host after social media correspondent Christina Millian left. Daly appears in the first episode of My Name Is Earl in a brief but pivotal role. Earl learns about karma while in the hospital after being hit by a car by watching an episode of the Last Call with Carson Daly in which Daly claims that his success is a direct result of doing good things for other people.

Earl is thus inspired by Daly to change his own life, and he sets out to right his many wrongs. Daly also appeared on Dave Chappelle’s show in a minor role. He joined the Today show as an orange room anchor in September 2013, and she also fills in for Willie Geist and the weekend edition. Daly co-founded the firm with Jonathan Rifkin.

Carson Daly Age

Carson is 48 years old as of 2021. He was born on 22 June 1973 in Santa Monica, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 22 June every year.

Carson Daly Height

Daly stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m).

Carson Daly Family

Daly is the son of Pattie Daly Caruso, a Coachella Valley TV personality, and Jim “J.D.” Daly, a car salesman. His mother was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Carson’s father died of bladder cancer when he was a child, and his mother later married Richard Caruso.

Carson Daly Wife/ Children

Daly is married to Tara Reid, who he met on the set of Total Request Live in March 2000, and they began dating. Daly proposed on October 29 in New York City, where they shared an apartment. Reid and Daly called it quits on their engagement in June 2001.

On December 23, 2015, the couple married in a small ceremony. They have four children: a son named Jackson, born on March 16, 2009, and three daughters named Etta, born on September 6, 2012, London, born on August 20, 2014, and Goldie, born on March 26, 2020.

Carson Daly Salary

Being one of the top journalists for NBC News, Carson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Carson Daly’s Net Worth

How much does Carson Daly make? Daly has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a television host, radio personality, producer, executive producer, and television personality.

Carson Daly Weight Gain

Carson has worked to de-stigmatize by talking about mental illness. He has been working by joining forces with a non-profit organization Project Healthy Minds. Since Daly has also suffered from mental illness, specifically anxiety, he has so much sympathy for the cause and is doing the best he can to bring change. He has spoken openly about how anxiety affected his life, and his weight.

Daly acknowledged his weight change and became vocal about it in the context of mental health. He observed that he had been putting on weight since starting to take medications for anti-anxiety. In a now-deleted tweet, Daly wrote a fun fact that he was assuming his recent weight gain was a side effect of an anti-anxiety drug he began to consume. 

After Daly gained some weight when consulted his doctor if it had anything to do with the prescription of drugs, the doctor redirected him pointing out that weight gain was not a side effect. The doctor said it was merely a by-product of Daly being happy and calm.

Carson Daly Films

  • 1998–2003 – TRL
  • 1999 – Miss Teen USA
  • 2000 – Daria Presents “Is It Fall Yet?”
  • 2000 – Miss USA
  • 2001 – Josie and the Pussycats
  • 2001 – Joe Dirt
  • 2002–2019 – Last Call with Carson Daly
  • 2002 – Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • 2003 – Windy City Heat
  • 2003–2016, 2018–Present – New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly
  • 2005 – My Name is Earl
  • 2011–present – The Voice
  •  2013–present – Today

Carson Daly NBC News

At NBC News Daly works alongside;

  1. Miguel Almaguer
  2. Peter Alexander
  3. Kristen Welker
  4. Willie Geist
  5. Chuck Todd
  6. Lester Holt
  7. Jose Diaz-Balart
  8. Kate Snow
  9. Hoda Kotb
  10. Al Roker
  11. Jenna Bush Hager
  12. Seth Meyers
  13. Lilly Singh


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