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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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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Kicking off Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week (literally, at 10am!!) this morning was the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2013 fashion show.
Max and his wife Lubov, the designers also behind Herve Leger, showed off a collection of hip ready-to-wear clothing perfect for the mean streets of cities like NYC and Rio and everything in between.
This weekend, I got an exclusive opportunity to visit the Sun WineFest at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Connecticut. If you live in the Northeast and own a television, you've definitely heard of Mohegan Sun. It's a casino resort located in an idyllic, wooded area of New England. The WineFest, which celebrated its 10th year, was headlined by food personalities Bobby Flay, Todd English, Robert Irving & more.
Gerard Pique is hot. CORRECTION: He is REALLY hot!
But what are some other fun facts about Shakira's boyfriend? With Shaki and Pique's son being born today, we decided to take a look at six things you may not know about the man who landed one of the world's most beautiful and philanthropic women!
The biggest night in Latin music, the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards took place on November 15, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. While música might be the star of the show, the style some of your favorite Latino stars were wearing on the red carpet came in a close second. From Pitbull and Nelly Furtado to Jesse Huerta, check out photos to see which ones made our best dressed picks!
Hot off her show's big win and a fashion win in a mermaid dress on the Emmy's red carpet, it's yet another huge day for Colombian actress Sofia Vergara: Season 4 of her hit show Modern Family premieres tonight (9/8C on ABC) and Sofia also celebrated the launch of her new Kmart lifestyle collection, http://www.kmart.com/sofia"
With Latino celebrities dominating social media, it's no surprise that your favorite stars have already adopted the trendiest new social platform, Instagram. Between its quick & easy photo editing features and filters, celebs are falling in love with the visual form of communication that also allows you to use more than 140 characters, should you so choose.
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