While he may not steal the spotlight as often as Ryan Seacrest does, TV personality Carson Daly is still one of the hardest working men in Hollywood. However, this past summer, his popular radio show Mornings with Carson Daly suddenly went off the air after seven years — so what happened to Carson Daly on 97.1?
It turns out that the former TRL host chose to end his run on LA’s KAMP in order to spend more time with his family. “I’ve made the decision that something has to give with all of these jobs,” he stated last July. “Today is my very last day on AMP Radio… The truth is… The reason I’m going to stop doing radio for now is that I just want to have breakfast with my kids… I want to thank you guys. It’s been really incredible.”
Luckily, there were no hard feelings over his departure. “Carson is a valued member of CBS Radio and we support and appreciate the difficult decision he made to strike the right balance for him and his family,” CBS stated after he made the announcement. “While mornings on 97.1 AMP are no longer possible, we are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship around his highly successful, syndicated weekend countdown show, The Daly Download, and look forward to other creative collaborations in the future.”
Though you can no longer listen to Carson on your morning commute, he’s still a present face on television, as he’s currently a co-anchor on Today and has hosted The Voice since its series premiere in 2011. The star also interviews dozens of celebrities on his own late night show, Last Call with Carson Daly, having filmed over 1,000 episodes.
Despite his jam-packed schedule, the 44-year-old still manages to find plenty of hours during the day to be with his family. Carson married blogger Siri Pinter in 2013, and the couple have three children together: son Jackson, 8, and daughters Etta, 5, and London, 3. “I’m a family man first and foremost,” he told People. “Everything I do in this business, it all pays off when I come home.”
The star also has the opportunity to bring his kids to set, sharing in 2014, “My son and Christina [Aguilera’s] son play together. We sit there and look at them playing and say, ‘Can you believe this? Look at us now!'” Carson added, “I lost my father at a young age so fatherhood holds a special place for me. I want to slow down and enjoy every second.”