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.

Must-Try Cocktail: Take the Heat Out of Summer with Cantina Roof's Watermelon Margarita
Must-Try Cocktail: Take the Heat Out of Summer with Cantina Rooftop's Watermelon Margarita

This seasonal margarita uses fresh watermelon for a refreshing, cooled-down version of the classic summertime cocktail. Served at NYC's newest rooftop hotspot, Cantina Rooftop, it's perfect for those super sweaty days when it's so hot that your faja is slipping down and your pants are sticking to the chair. 


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6 Things You Never Knew About Tequila
6 Things You Never Knew About Tequila

¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa' dentro! If you’re Mexican or you’ve been to Mexico, you’ve probably heard this fun way of saying cheers, usually before taking shots of tequila. Its loose translation “up, down, to the center and inside” mimics those exact gestures with a glass. But did you know that tequila is actually meant to be sipped, not slurped down in one quick guzzle? 


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Learn the Easy Beauty Tips Jordana Brewster & Her Mom Swear By
Learn the Easy Beauty Tips Jordana Brewster & Her Mom Swear By

You don't truly understand how beautiful Jordana Brewster is until you see her in the flesh. 


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3 Things You Never Knew About Adrienne Bailon, Straight from 'The Real' Co-Host Tamera Mowry
3 Things You Never Knew About Adrienne Bailon, Straight from 'The Real' Co-Host Tamera Mowry

Being a busy parent is something Tamera Mowry has already checked off the bucket list. The Real talk show host is about to add a Sister, Sister to her two-year-old son Aden's life (she's currently in her third trimester), so it made perfect sense for her to be hosting the recent BandAid & Neosporin event for their PlayOn campaign in NYC...she's going to need to pack her diaper bag full of them, as any mom with two young kids knows. 


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10 (Airbnb) Vacation Villas That'll Inspire Your European Adventure This Summer
10 Villas That'll Inspire A European Adventure This Summer

The Euro is equal to the dollar for the first time in, well, we're not sure how long, but it means taking a European summer getaway is more realistic than ever. With options for every budget, Airbnb has become a go-to for travelers abroad who want to steer clear of European hotels — which have a reputation for being overpriced and underwhelming — while capturing the charming nature of cities like Valencia and Lisbon in an authentic way.


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The Monthly Chisme Report: The Top 10 Pop Culture Moments of June
The Monthly Chisme Report: The Top 10 Pop Culture Moments of June

Each month, we're rounding up the top 10 pop culture moments. And let's face it: the early summer was no slow month when it came to chisme. Between Demi Lovato trying to convince the world mermaids were real, celebs reading mean tweets on Kimmel, celeb couples calling it finito, and Pitbull's infamous white World Cup pants, June's been anything but a slow news month.


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Listen to JLo's AKA on Beats Music Early
You Can Listen to Tracks from J.Lo's New Album Early - Here's How!

It's not due out until June 17, but you can get a sneak peek of J.Lo's much-anticipated new album A.K.A. starting RIGHTNOW on Beats Music. The previously unreleased tracks include new music titled "Booty", featuring Pitbull, "Never Satisfied," and "Acting Like That" featuring Iggy Azalea. Download the Beats Music app on your mobile device or head on over to beatsmusic.com to hear the tracks.


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Father's Day Gifts That Seriously Don't Suck
Father's Day Gifts That Seriously Don't Suck

Dad's love may be unconditional, but it doesn't mean he can't be bought every once in a while… Father's Day is the perfect time to spoil your papi and we've found 20+ seriously great gifts that don't suck - promise. (Best part? All gifts have been guy approved.)


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Summer Escape: This Weekend I Fell in Love with Sag Harbour & Some Seriously Cute Swimwear
Summer Escape: This Weekend I Fell in Love with Sag Harbor & Some Seriously Cute Swimwear

We've been busy, busy, busy over here at the Latina offices (We're getting ready to move offices, which as anyone who has ever moved can tell you, is hell!). But that's not the only thing that's been stressing me out lately. Summer is upon us in NYC and that means you basically sweat your entire commute to and from work. Just imagine walking from your apartment to the subway in 85+ degree weather with 80% humidity, getting on a packed train (Read: Lots of body heat) and then having to walk from the train stop to your office in the scorching weather again.


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Crazy Guy Takes Epic Selfie at Christ the Redeemer Statue...But it's Not Better Than My Pic!
Crazy Guy Takes Epic Selfie at Christ the Redeemer Statue

Whoa! A man recently climbed to the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janiero, Brazil to take the world's most insane selfie. #accomplished.


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