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Damien Fahey  

Damien's hosting resume starts with having been the longtime host of MTV's flagship program TRL.

Damien’s hosting resume starts with having been the longtime host of MTV’s flagship program TRL. He took over for Carson Daly on TRL in 2002 and in 2004 was hand picked by David Letterman as one of the four TV personalities to take over The Late Late Show on CBS. Since then he has also sat in for Regis Philbin on LIVE! with Regis and Kelly numerous times and co-hosted I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here on NBC. Damien also covered The Grammy awards for CBS’ The Early Show doing backstage interviews with this year’s Grammy winners. Damien lent his voice to two episodes of Family Guy called, “Peter’s Daughter”, & “I Dream of Jesus”. Fahey’s voice can also be heard in the animated movie, Robots. On the radio front, he currently hosts a weekly syndicated radio show, which airs on over 80 radio stations, called The MTV Weekend Countdown. Whether appearing on radio, daytime TV or late-night TV, Damien Fahey’s confidence, humor and ease enable him to pull off any hosting job.

Since joining TRL in 2002, he has interviewed countless celebrities, including Madonna, Johnny Depp, Bono, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Harrison Ford, Janet Jackson, Jay Z and The Dave Matthews Band.

Born on June 1, 1980, in Massachusetts, Damien Fahey’s obsession with radio started when, at age 14, he emptied his savings account and built a “radio studio” in his bedroom. At 15, he got an internship and on-air DJ position playing adult contemporary hits at 94.7 FM WMAS. He worked his way up the ranks and eventually nabbed a coveted DJ position at Boston’s legendary KISS 108 FM at age 19. Damien worked at KISS 108 for three years before hearing of an MTV casting call in Boston. After nailing his MTV audition, he moved to New York City to take over for Carson Daly on TRL, a daily show he helmed for seven straight years.

Damien is a total “drum-nerd” and music lover. He played the drums in a band called, The Classic Futures, which released a music video and CD in 2008. The Classic Futures played live on TRL on MTV in July of 2008. Damien’s favorite bands are Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and U2.

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