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 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.

EXCLUSIVE: Selena Gomez Done With Music, Or So She Says...
EXCLUSIVE: Selena Gomez is Done With Music (For Now...)

In her latest film, Getaway, Selena Gomez yet again proves her days of teen wizardry are behind her. Fresh off a role in Spring Breakers, Gomez returns to the big screen alongside costar Ethan Hawke.


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Octopus Taco, Sofrito Aioli & Coconut Rum Foam Recipe by Mario Pagan
Octopus Taco, Sofrito Aioli & Coconut Rum Foam Recipe by Mario Pagan

This year, tennis champ Serena Williams will host the 14th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis alongside legendary chef Marcus Samuelsson on Thursday, August 22rd at the W New York.


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Zumba Fitness Concert 2013, Zumba Convention
Something You Never Thought Would Happen: Victoria Justice & Claudia Leitte Perform at the Same Concert

Yep, it happened at the Zumba Fitness Concert! Singers Victoria Justice, Brazilian icon Claudia Leitte & Sean Paul all came together tonight, August 15, 2013, to support and headline the dance participation concert in Orlando, FL. The Zumba Fitness Concert, part of the Zumba Convention, was performed in front of 8,000 people and live-streamed all over the world on billboard.com.


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Beyonce Pixie Haircut Revealed on Instagram
Latina Loves Beyonce's New Pixie Hair Cut

Last night, Beyonce shocked, well, the entire world when she revealed three new images of her latest 'do on Instagram - a blonde (with dark roots showing) pixie cut that brings new meaning to the name Sasha Fierce.


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Dascha Polanco, Adrienne Bailon & Brook Lopez Help G-Shock to Shock the World

There are a few things that are always true when it comes to Casio G-Shock: Their watches are the perfect accessory for any casual look and they throw a seriously good party. So when I got invited to the 30th Anniversary G-Shock The World event in NYC last night, I knew it was one not to miss. 


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Moto X Launch Party NYC
Moto X Launches in New York City

Last night, party guests headed to one of NYC's iconic party spaces (the since closed Tunnel nightclub) for - what else - a party!

Celebrating Motorola's Moto X, the brand new smartphone from Motorola/Google, guests were encouraged to play with the brand new device, snap pics with beauties in brightly colored wigs, and jam out with their friends to performances by DJs Kaskade & M4SONIC. Celebs Common, Chace Crawford & Zosia Mamet all showed up to get the party started.


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TK Cocktails to Spice Up Any Boring Memorial Day BBQ
7 Cocktails to Spice Up Any Boring Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day weather won't be the only thing heating up if you add these delicious and spicy cocktails to the weekend's BBQ menu. Looking for some more Memorial Day party ideas, including, cocktails, food & entertaining tips? Head on over to thelatinkitchen.com

MORE: 10 Signs You're at a Latino BBQ


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Father's Day Gift Ideas 2013: Superman & Batman Aprons
Father's Day Gift Ideas Dad Never Knew He Needed

Year after year, finding a Father's Day gift for your papi gets more and more difficult. After hours deliberating in the mall, you're always left thinking Is this the right gift? This year, give him something with purpose - based on his personality. We've got all the gifts your Dad never even knew he needed. 


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Eric Daman, Carrie Diaries Costume Designer
Eric Daman: What to Wear & What to Avoid Wearing This Summer

Costume designer and celeb stylist Eric Daman isn't any stranger to glamour; after all, he's the guy responsible for the gorgeous gowns you saw week-after-week on Gossip Girl. Currently, he's making 1980s Connecticut mall girls chic on The CW's new hit show The Carrie Diaries and also acting as brand ambassador at one of our favorite designer discount shops, Century 21.


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Ryan Lochte Shirtless Photo, Pic
5 Dripping Wet Photos of Ryan Lochte That Make Us Scream "Jeah"!

When we think back to the London 2012 Summer Olympic games, we can remember our guys winning a few medals here and there, but mostly we remember Ryan Lochte. In a speedo. We're not sure what it is about Lochte and his bro-ish personality that keeps us interested, but the folks over at E! have tapped into it with their new reality series What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, premiering Sunday, April 21 at 10/9c. Do we know what the show's about? Not really.


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