Carson Daly Officially Joins 'Today' Show
September 12, 2013
After making several recent fill-in appearances on the Today show, The Voice host Carson Daly will be officially joining the NBC morning show to host a new social media initiative called "The Orange Room."
"When I got the call about being permanently on Today and launching the Orange Room, it was like a dream come true," Daly, who also currently hosts the NBC talk show Last Call with Carson Daly, told NBC.com earlier this week. "You know that scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, where Charlie peels back the wrapper and finds the golden ticket? I felt like I got the golden ticket."
In announcing the news on Thursday's show, the network said it will be revamping Today's Studio 1A next Monday to include the Orange Room, which it describes as "a space that connects the show and the audience like never before." As host, Daly will allow viewers to weigh in and influence show segments and give fans unprecedented access to Today show personalities.