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As an expert in stylish entertaining, writer, television commentator, and contributor to the new website, Food Republic, Dannielle Kyrillos uncovers the latest food and lifestyle trends and shares inspiring discoveries with readers and television audiences across the country. For more than a decade, she's scoured the globe for the people, places and stories that make life more colorful, and has been among the first to tell you about them.
She was part of DailyCandy's founding team and worked with the pioneering website for more than nine years, helping grow the brand from a single edition read by a couple thousand New Yorkers to a multinational publication serving 3 million subscriptions. Dannielle understands what readers want when it comes to consuming media and devouring trends. She wrote several chapters of DailyCandy's two books, Daily Candy A to Z: An Insider’s Guide to the Sweet Life and The DailyCandy Lexicon: Words That Don't Exist But Should.
Kyrillos appears regularly on NBC's Today, as well as on The Nate Berkus Show, E! News, BetterTV, CNBC, CNN, and local morning programming in New York and Philadelphia. For the past five years, she has also helped cover the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen for Plum TV as an on-camera host. She wrote a nationally syndicated style advice column for Gatehouse Media and has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today and Time magazine, among others. Dannielle is also a frequent contributor to Isaac Mizrahi’s webcasts and appeared in the national print campaign for Liz Claiborne's Isaac-Mizrahi-helmed re-launch, shot by Arthur Elgort.
Dannielle has had a passion for baking ever since she was a little girl. Her grandparents owned restaurants at which her great-grandmother made all the pies. Those recipes have been passed down to her, and she counts strawberry rhubarb as her specialty. In addition to baking, Dannielle loves entertaining at home and flower-arranging. She currently lives in New York City with her husband.