Dan Koday is a New York City based writer, editor and digital content expert. His work has been featured in Seventeen, Latina, Logo’s NewNowNext, CosmoGirl and The Latin Kitchen, amongst many other prestigious publications. Dan is the former Executive Content Director for Latina, responsible for overseeing its digital and print content strategies for Latina – the #1 entertainment, fashion, beauty & lifestyle brand for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women – and TheLatinKitchen.com – a recipe, entertaining & how-to site that celebrates Latin cuisine.
A seasoned editor with 10 years of media background focused in digital and print, Koday has extensive experience and successes in social media, video production and on-camera hosting, mobile apps, and web design/user experience. In addition to his strong writing, editing and researching skills, Koday is a proven talent in celebrity wrangling, having secured exclusive interviews with some of today’s brightest celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Robert Pattinson, Sofia Vergara, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, will.i.am and more.
Koday graduated from Fordham University‘s Fordham College at Lincoln Center with a degree in Communications & Media Studies/Journalism and resides in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
Favorite Latina fashionista: Jennifer Lopez has been killin' it for a decade at this point….
The Latino celeb I'd want to be best friends with: Chloe Bridges from The Carrie Diaries
My first celebrity crush: Jake Gyllenhaal (Still my celebrity crush…)
Something people don't know about me: I was a really good soccer player.
Guilty pop culture addiction: I wouldn't call the Kardashians a guilty addiction, so I'm going to go with Millionaire Matchmaker
My Latina Role Model: Sonia Sotomayor; here's why.
Fun Memory from My First Day at Latina: I found out I would be launching TheLatinKitchen.com!
Two words that describe Elvis Crespo: Ingenious. Scary?
If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: Probably start humming "On the Floor".
Movie that makes me cry: Finding Nemo
Celebrity I'd switch teams for: Rihanna and Chelsea Handler
Latino artist on my iPod right now: Selena, always and forever
Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Sofia Vergara – she's everything you want her to be, and more.
Favorite Latin dish: Flautas
Favorite Spanish-Language Song: "Dame Leche" - for comical reasons though
Proudest Moment as a Latino: Well, I'm an honorary Latino, so probably when a woman in my old apartment building yelled at me in Spanish – and I yelled back! Just kidding… But the thing I love most about Latino culture is the warmth and passion they bring to everything in life.
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