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As a mom with a decade of experience as a lifestyle editor, television commentator and cooking show judge, Dannielle Kyrillos offers perspective on parenting, entertaining, food and style with humor, practicality and relatable charm. She brings wit and warmth to the culinary demonstrations she hosts with the likes of Bobby Flay and Top Chef Paul Qui, and know-how and fun to the videos she’s shot for clients such as LG and Electrolux. Having appeared on television hundreds of times and addressed audiences nationwide, she is uniquely qualified as a media trainer, public speaking coach, and editorial consultant.
She was part of DailyCandy’s founding team and is a writer, editor, and contributor to websites such as Who’s Hungry? and Fathom. She’s been a series judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef Just Desserts,” a columnist for websites such as Food Republic and City Unlisted, and Gilt City’s national spokesperson. Kyrillos shares inspiring discoveries that make the day-to-day easier and more fun 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 the first to tell you about them.
As DailyCandy’s editor-at-large, Kyrillos 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 has appeared regularly on NBC's Today, as well as on E! News, BetterTV, CNBC, CNN, and local morning programming across the country. She was a frequent contributor to The Nate Berkus Show and Tyra. For more than five years she 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 was 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 entertaining at home, making things pretty, and 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. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.