Early this morning FTVLive posted a story with the rumor that Carson Daly's role was going to be greatly expanded on NBC's Today Show.
Later this morning, NBC confirmed our story.
And it looks like orange is the new Carson...or something like that.
When NBC unveils the revamped Studio1A on Monday, Sept. 16, it will include the Orange Room.
NBC says it is "a space that connects the show and the audience like never before."
As the Orange Room host, Carson will allow viewers to weigh in and influence show segments and give them unprecedented access to our TODAY family and friends. The lineup will evolve as we continue to hear what viewers want, so speak up, share your ideas and stay tuned!
“I’m really excited to meet TODAY viewers – I want them to tweet at me and to look at the Orange Room as their room; I want to be their host,” he said.
And while the Orange Room features cutting edge technology, it’s also a welcoming place where people will want to visit and stay a while – letting you listen in on some can’t-be-missed conversation.
Carson Daly has no experience as a Journalist, but he says that his past has him ready for Today.
“Everything I’ve done in my career up until this point has trained me for Today – the interviews, the live TV, the live radio – it all gets paid off,” Carson said.
“I was playing in the minor leagues and now I’ve just been called up to the big leagues. It’s amazing that I get to be a small part of the new era and generation of Today– not just to be here, but to be here to help build the future of Today and serve as the bridge between viewers and the show.”
David Brinkley flips over yet again.