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Carson Daly joins the 'Today' show family

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Television shows are pulling out all the stops to make their shows better than last season. The "Today" show is no exception. It was announced on Sept. 12 that the morning talk show is getting a new addition to the family.

Carson Daly, 40, joins the "Today" show as a "digital doorman." He will launch "The Orange Room" to connect with the audience through social media during the broadcast by using state-of-the-art technology video systems.

Daly is no stranger to NBC's "Today" show. He has co-hosted several times over the last months.

Even though Daly is already a nighttime host of "The Voice" and "Last Call with Carson Daly, he says he is ready to take on the morning gig.

During the announcement, Daly sat on the couch with his new family members: Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales,Willie Geist, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. He said:

"I just want to say how grateful I am. This is your family and for you guys to open it up to me, thank you so much."

Executive producer Don Nash of NBC's "Today" show said, “Carson is the perfect fit for this exciting new role. He’s passionate about being on the forefront of new media, and has distinguished himself as a socially savvy broadcaster with a unique ability to engage audiences.”

Daly will start on the “Today” show Sept. 16.


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