Daniel Baker (born May 18, 1981), known professionally as Desus Nice (/ˈdiːzəs ˈnaɪs/), is an American television, YouTube, and Twitter personality. He rose to prominence with Complex TV's Desus vs. Mero, which was a 46-episode podcast that was first released on December 18, 2013.

He was the co-host of Viceland's Desus & Mero talk show alongside The Kid Mero until June 2018, and currently co-hosts Desus & Mero which premiered on February 21, 2019 on Showtime

Baker attended the nearby Pablo Casals Middle School in Co-op City, where he met Chris Hayes in the gifted program,[10] before going on to attend Herbert H. Lehman High School. He earned a degree in Literature from the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Baker enjoyed working with computers from a young age. His ability to fix his family's computer during his childhood earned him the nickname "Jesus," which he changed to Desus to reflect his first name

Showtime canceled the late-night talk show Desus & Mero amid reports that hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero had a falling out. 

The critically acclaimed talk show launched in February 2019 and aired its final episode on June 23. During the 15-episode final season,

 the duo interviewed stars such as Denzel Washington, Michelle Yeoh, Samuel L. Jackson, Jerrod Carmichael, Wanda Sykes, Jeff Bridges, and Derek Jeter.

"Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward," Showtime said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Speculation that Desus and Mero split creatively began recently as fans noticed they had not recorded a new episode of their podcast Bodega Boys since November. 

Mero also announced the podcast was "done" in a recent Reddit post. When a fan showed Desus a screenshot of Mero's comment in June, Mero simply replied, "I tried y'all."