Damien Fahey, longtime host of MTV's flagship program TRL, is a talented and dedicated broadcast enthusiast who has been hosting nationally broadcasted radio and TV shows since he was a teenager. Since joining TRL in 2002, Damien has interviewed countless celebrities, including Madonna, Bono, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Fall Out Boy and The Dave Matthews Band.
Born on June 1, 1980, in Massachusetts, Damien Fahey's obsession with radio started when, at age 14, he built a "radio studio" in his bedroom. At 15, Damien 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. Damien worked at KISS 108 for three years before hearing of an MTV casting call in Boston. After nailing his MTV audition, Damien moved to New York City to take over for Carson Daly on TRL.
Whether appearing on daytime or late-night TV, Damien Fahey's confidence and ease enable him to pull off any hosting job. Aside from hosting TRL, Damien has hosted a syndicated radio show, co-hosted Live With Regis and Kelly and done voiceovers for the movie Robots and FOX's Family Guy. In 2004, he was handpicked by David Letterman as one of four finalists that vied to take over CBS' The Late Late Show.
Damien Fahey's latest creative venture is writing, producing and starring in Damien's Other Show -- a biweekly fix of comedy sketches on shorts.mtv.com. Damien's Other Show is a collective effort between Damien and his late-night comedy-writing friends that showcases the TRL host's comedic timing.
And, as if all that isn't enough to keep him busy, Damien Fahey also plays drums for The Classic Futures, which released their debut album in May 2008. Visit TheClassicFutures.com to learn more about the band.