Dan Koday Executive Content Director

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.

Nautica Men's Fall Winter 2014 Runway New York Fashion Week
Nothing Beats the Man-Watching at Nautica's Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show

Nautica is secretly one of my favorite shows each season. Though I cover women's fashion and love following women's trends (Us guys really get the short end of the stick...and nothing REALLY ever changes.), it's always nice to see a collection that I can actually covet...for myself.


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Aubrey Plaza Latina Magazine March 2014 Cover
Aubrey Plaza is Latina Magazine's March 2014 Cover Star!

Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza discusses her new movie, Life After Beth, and reconnecting with her Puerto Rican roots in the March 2014 issue of Latina, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on February 11, 2014.


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Men's Valentines Day Gift Guide
The Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Novio

Have you ever taken a trip to the mall for a Valentine's Day gift, and eventually, after looking at tons of gifts that could be good for your novio, you end up walking around in circles, less decisive than before you entered said mall? This V-Day, the Latina editors have done all the legwork for you, finding the gift or gift ideas that every type of guy will appreciate at any price range. Check out the best men's gifts for Valentine's Day 2014, then tweet a pic of what you end up buying your sweetie @latina.


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Justin Bieber Arrest Mugshot
Justin Bieber is Headed to Jail ...Again

What a month for Selena Gomez's ex-novio Justin Bieber! After failing a sobriety test and being arrested in Miami without a license less than a week ago, Justin Bieber is headed to jail once again. Last week he may have been resisting arrest, but as of tonight, January 29, 2014, CNN is reporting Bieber has surrendered himself to Canadian police


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WATCH: Latina & VEVO Partner Up for the Next Generation All Stars Playlist
WATCH: Latina & VEVO Partner Up for the Next Generation All Stars Playlist

Want what's next in music? To celebrate all the emerging Latinos on the scene, Latina & VEVO partnered up to create a playlist featuring the future of music.


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Becky G backstage during the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
WATCH: Latina & VEVO Partner Up for the Next Generation All Stars Playlist

Want what's next in music? To celebrate all the emerging Latinos on the scene, Latina & VEVO partnered up to create a playlist featuring the future of music.


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My 3 Favorite Looks at The Golden Globes
My 3 Favorite Looks at The Golden Globes

Am I alone here? Last night during The Golden Globes, it seemed to me like everyone was in "test mode" of their Awards Seasons looks. Some celebs dazzeled, but I'd be lying if I said it was a night of unforgettable glamour.

Sure, Sofia Vergara looked great - but let's face it, she could make the trash bag Bradley Cooper wore in Silver Linings Playbook look good on the red carpet. Which brings me to my 1st favorite look at the Golden Globes: Sofia's 2nd dress that she wore to FOX/FX's after party!


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Yocado Dip: Spicy Greek Yogurt Recipe by Chef Maria Loi

Chef Maria Loi at Loi restaurant in NYC will blow you away with her native Greek cuisine, but its her delicious Greek yogurt that'll keep you coming back. The day we ate at her restaurant, she packed some of her signature appetizer up for us and we savoured every last bite until it was gone.


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Vegetarian Paella de Quinoa Recipe by Chef Julian Medina

After success in New York's Theater District and Upper East Side, Mexican chef Julian Medina recently opened his first Toloache spot downtown on Thompson Street. Quinoa, pickled Mexican vegetables, hon-shimeji mushrooms, asparagus, and black truffle aioli make up this healthy, vegetarian Paella de Quinoa recipe, just one of the delicious entrees on the menu at Toloache Thompson.


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5 Things I Learned About Ricky Martin at His Moon Palace Concert This Weekend

This weekend, I had the excruciatingly hard work task of visiting Cancun to interview Ricky Martin before his live concert at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. I've interviewed many celebrities throughout my career as a journalist, and there's always something that surprises you about each and every one of them.


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