In 1998, MTV combined two of its most popular shows, the video-heavy Total Request with the more open-format MTV Live, creating Total Request Live, which would become commonly known as TRL. From its premiere in 1998 through to its cancellation ten years later, the show concentrated on music videos at a time when MTV was being criticized for its gradual shift toward reality programming, mixing in artist interviews and breaking news, as well. During its ten-year run on the air, it became MTV’s flagship program and a showcase for the network’s most notable presenters. Here’s a look at what the show’s former hosts have been up to since their time on MTV.
Once MTV combined two of its shows hosted by Carson Daly, he was the obvious choice to be the host of Total Request Live. Daly hosted TRL for four years before making the transition to late night network TV in 2002, hosting the late-late night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly, which is still on the air today.
In 2011, Daly also became the host and producer of NBC’s reality singing competition The Voice, winning two Emmys for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2013 and 2015. He also became the Social Media Reporter for NBC’s The Today Show, as well as the fill-in anchor for Weekend Today. If that weren’t enough, Daly also hosts two radio programs, Mornings with Carson Daly and the syndicated The Daly Download with Carson Daly. His schedule has become so hectic that he now pre-records all his segments for Last Call. Last December, he married his longtime girlfriend Siri Pinter, with whom he has three children with.