He's filled in, making several appearances over the past several months. On Thursday, the Today show announced Carson Daly is "officially now joining our family," said Matt Lauer.
Daly, 40, who is the host of The Voice and Last Call with Carson Daly, acknowledged that people "associate me with night time, but I'm really a morning person," he said.
"This feel likes a new era of Today," said the former TRL host, adding that he will be launching "The Orange Room," a social media area where viewers can contact him. "I'll be your digital doorman."
Calling Today "TRL for grownups," Daly also said, "I feel like I've been adopted by the first family."
Sitting with Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Willie Geist and Kathie Lee Gifford (who were all squeezed in on a couch), Daly cracked, "This feels like an intervention."
He didn't mention what will happen to his late-night show, but said he's still going to do his weekly countdown radio show.
And he added, "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."
During the fourth hour of Today, Kathie Lee Gifford welcomed Daly, saying, "We've got one more monkey in the zoo."