One afternoon when he was twelve, Damien Fahey got inspired. No, it wasn't unscrambling the dirty channels on the cable box…he was watching a live radio simulcast on CSPAN, which included all the inner workings of the broadcast. Without his parents' permission, he bought $400 worth of electronics and built his own "pretend" radio station in his room where he recorded his shows on tapes for well over a year. At fifteen, he took a visitor's tour of WMAS, a local radio station in Massachusetts, and nabbed an internship during the tour, thus, beginning his career in radio broadcasting. He got his first job ever at WMAS working every other Saturday, on what they call the graveyard shift spinning adult contemporary music. In order to get the job he had to lie about his age and deepen his voice for he was too young to work. This was the first of many radio shifts he endured before going off to Northeastern University.
Aggressively searching for a full-time on-air radio job, Damien came across an MTV casting search in May 2002 at KISS 108, a local Boston radio station where for 3 years he was working a part-time on-air shift. After some disappointing auditions under his belt, Damien decided to try his luck with MTV. Damien wowed MTV executives so much with his down-to-earth attitude and his knowledge of music that the channel hired him and that summer he became a staple at MTV's Shore Thing in Seaside Heights, NJ.
Over the summer, Damien showed that he was able to handle the heat at MTV's summer house as he hosted his own show, Prime-time Players, co-hosted TRL and co-hosted numerous MTV summer specials. Currently, Damien is adding his charisma to MTV's highly popular daily show, TRL, as well as MTV specials, which include Countdown to the 2002 MTV VMA and End of Summer Countdown. He has interviewed celebrities like Vanessa Carlton, Joey Fatone, Heath Ledger, Shakira, Eve and the Crocodile Hunter.
In his spare time, Damien enjoys mountain biking, playing his drums, walking in Central Park, and going to concerts. His favorite bands are The Dave Matthews Band, Incubus, Doves, ColdPlay, and U2. He also likes to chill out sometimes and relax to jazz music. Though it may sound hokey, his parents are his best friends and "the greatest people on the entire planet." His mom knew from the minute he was born that he was going to be star.