Dan Koday

Dan Koday is a New York City based writer, editor and digital content expert. His work has been featured in SeventeenLatina, Logo’s NewNowNextCosmoGirl and The Latin Kitchen, amongst many other prestigious publications. Dan currently holds the title of 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.

Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe, Paramount Hotel NYC
Queen of the Night: The Show That Will Make You Want to Quit Your Job & Join the Circus

On Sunday night, while most people were watching the Oscars, I was taking in the new circus dance performance Queen of the Night. Why, might you ask, would I give up all the fun that goes along with critquing red carpet dresses and watching live as John Travolta flubbed Idina Menzel's name? Because (as I can now officially confirm), Queen of the Night is truly the hottest ticket in town! 


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TK Ideas for Hosting Your Oscars Viewing Party!
5 Ideas for Hosting Your Oscars Viewing Party!

Let's face it - everyday is reason to celebrate for Latinos, so The Academy Awards, airing this Sunday, need to be treated as an extra-special occasion. When else do you get to critique Hollywood red carpet style, laugh at loco acceptance speeches and sip a cocktail at the same time?...while in your pajamas. Get ready to host the ultimate night in on your couch. Whether it's just you, a couple of friends or the entire fam, you'll love these quick and easy ideas for making Oscars night extra special.


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Ceviche Chili Limon Tortilla Popchips Recipe
A Ceviche with Chili Limón Tortilla Popchips to Help You Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day!

If you've ever celebrated a holiday just for the sake of, well, celebrating, today's your day. It's National Tortilla Chip Day, and we can't think of anything else we'd rather celebrate than the crunchy companion that goes so perfectly with our guacamole, salsas, dips, and below that cheesy beef-and-jalapeno nacho recipe we just can't seem to resist (Salsa verde & sour cream on the side, please). Any way you decide to eat it is great, but we think this recipe with refreshing ceviche is a sure hit.


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Martha Stewart Visits Palace Resorts Booth at SOBEWFF GBK Gifting Suite
South Beach Wine & Food Festival Day 2: Martha Stewart Reveals Her Favorite Latin Dish, Burger Bash & MediaNoches

With so many chefs, food TV personalities and celebrities in town, Day 2 of South Beach Wine & Food Fest was a busy one at the GBK Gifting Suite, where everyone from Martha Stewart, Rick BaylessAnthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern made their way through.


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South Beach Wine & Food Festival Day 1: Models, Bottles & A Bacon Sundaes
South Beach Wine & Food Festival Day 1: Models, Bottles & Bacon Sundaes

South Beach Wine & Food Festival is officially on in beautiful Miami Beach, FL, and Latina and The Latin Kitchen's staffers are on the ground seeing, eating and drinking what all your favorite Latin chefs, wineries and spirit brands are serving up in 2014.


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Mariah Carey Instagrams Valentine's Day in Candy Heart Bra
Mariah Carey's Sexy Valentine's Day Consisted of a Candy-Hearts Bra, Glitter Confetti & Tons of Crazy Pics

Mariah, she's (still) on fire. Just before Christmas, we saw the "You're Mine (Eternal)" singer posting pics of herself walking her dog in a red bikini...in the snow...in Aspen... on Instagram, so it's only fitting she'd step up her game for Valentine's Day.


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Betsey Johnson Fall Winter 2014 Runway Collection
Betsey Johnson: Hotter Than Ever For Fall/Winter 2014

What's not to love about a Betsey Johnson show? She may be abuela status, but the 71-year-old designer consistently teaches the fashion world a thing or two about fun.


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Cocktails Inspired by the Most Coveted Clothes Making Their Way Down the New York Fashion Week Runway
Cocktails Inspired by the Most Coveted Clothes at New York Fashion Week

What do Fashion Week and food have to do with each other? Well, a lot, depending on who you're asking. Here at The Latin Kitchen, we make everything about food, so it wasn't hard to see the resemblance between some of these cocktail recipes and the trends we've been seeing make their way down the runway at New York Fashion Week.


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Custo Barcelona Fall Winter 2014 Runway Fur
Custo Barcelona: Textured Beauty Meets Multi-Color Furs

I've seen many desingers show their collections again and again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Each season, I love attending Custo Barcelona's show because I know it's going to be loads of color (even for Fall fashion week, which is dominated by black, white and gray) and loads of fun. Designer Custo Dalmau is the king of mixing textures with bold colors, and this season was truly a wow moment.


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Desigual Fall Winter 2014 Runway
Barcelona-Based Desigual Shows Fashion Week Models How to Have Fun

Spanish house Desigual sent down a lovely collection of dresses and coats for Fall/Winter 2014, but the highlight of the runway show had to be its approach to moving the models down the runway.


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