A TV personality who is a familiar face in late-night is joining the team on a show at the other end of the daily programming cycle, NBC’s "Today" show. USA Today quotes "Today’s" Matt Lauer saying Carson Daly is "officially joining our family."
Daly has previously filled in on the show and has made a number of appearances during the past several months, the piece notes.
"Daly, 40, who is the host of ‘The Voice’ and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly,’ acknowledged that people ‘associate me with nighttime, but I’m really a morning person,’ he said," the story reports.
Daly added: "This feel likes a new era of ‘Today.’"
Daly will launch a new feature on the show, "The Orange Room," focused on social media. "I’ll be your digital doorman," Daly said.
Daly, who formerly hosted "TRL," called the "Today" show "’TRL’ for grownups," adding: "I feel like I’ve been adopted by the first family."
"Sitting with Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Willie Geist and Kathie Lee Gifford (who were all squeezed in on a couch), Daly cracked, ‘This feels like an intervention,’" the story reports.
Daly noted that he plans to continue his weekly radio show, but he did not comment on plans for his late-night show.