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.

100 Montaditos Opens in NYC
Forget the $5 Footlong, It's All About 100 Montaditos

On Thursday night, I got an exclusive preview of the 100 Montaditos restaurant about to open its doors on Bleeker Street in NYC. So in case you're unaware, what exactly is a montadito


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Chorizo Omelette Recipe from Mercadito
Mercadito's Chorizo Omelette

Served at Mercadito's Mexican restaurant in NYC, this spicy delicious omelette goodness will warm you up on winter weekend mornings when you just want to stay indoors.


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Ricky Martin to Perform at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico
Here's How You Can See Ricky Martin Live in Concert... In Cancun!

Want to catch Ricky Martin live in concert? Of course you do!


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Horchata Coffee Cocktail Recipe
Horchata Coffee Cocktail

A traditional summer drink gets winterized by coffee, Hennessy and Grand Marnier.


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Two Badass Costumes You Can Throw Together Last Minute

Crap. It's (basically) Halloween. Has that thought gone through your head each and every day this week? Well, you're probably not alone.

Each year, I promise myself I'm going to start thinking about my Halloween costume in the summer, and without fail, it's seven days until Halloween (with lots of parties happening this weekend) and I'm without costume.


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Picadura Day of the Dead Cocktail
The Picadura Day of the Dead Cocktail

Inspired by Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Mexican celebration to honor the dead), this spicy cocktail developed by Casa Noble Tequila is perfect for pairing with Pan de Muerto or candied pumpkins.


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Becky G Niall Crush: Hollywood Hot List Red Carpet
EXCLUSIVE: Becky G's Got a Big Crush on One Direction's Niall & Other Fun Stuff Celebs Told Us on the Hollywood Hot List Red Carpet

Does Becky G have a crush on a certain One Direction member? We got the singer to open up about her crush on the band (& Niall Horan specifically) on the red carpet of Latina's recent Hollywood Hot List party.


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Cucumber Margarita Recipe by Mercadito's Grove
Happy 3-Day Weekend! This Cucumber Marg Is Exactly What You Should Be Sipping!

Developed by the Tippling Bros., this sensational Pepino el Pyu cocktail served at NYC Mexican hot spot Mercadito's Grove will officially replace any other Cucumber Marg you ever thought you knew. 


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Latina's Hollywood Hot List Party Red Carpet
EXCLUSIVE: Behind-the-Scenes at Latina's Hollywood Hot List Party (Video)

On October 3, 2013, stars Naya Rivera, Ana Ortiz, Bella Thorne, Becky G, Jasmine V & more headed to The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood, CA to celebrate our October Hollywood Hot List issue. (Make sure to check out our cover girl Naya Rivera debuting her Big Sean engagement ring on the red carpet that night!).


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Ana Ortiz, Naya Rivera, Becky G Attend Latina's Hollywood Hot List Party
Becky G Eating French Fries & Other Cute Things That Happened at Latina's Hollywood Hot List Party!

What do you get when you combine the words party and Latina? The ultime fiesta, of course, including appearances by some of Hollywood's biggest stars who all came out to celebrate Latina and our Hollywood Hot List issue.


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