Born in Manama Bahrain, host and television personality Katya Dara spent her childhood living in England, Australia and the United States. Proficient in Spanish, she studied International Business, Marketing and Latin American culture at San Diego State University. Continuing her education in Argentina and Costa Rica, she gained a passion for travel that has allowed her invaluable insight into the human experience.
Kat has hosted for several high profile cable and online series, including Extra (NBC), Pros vs. Joes (Spike TV) and, Life and Fashion (KTLA). Her resume includes hosting assignments from Stylit.tv, VH1 and Surf World Network.
Now living in Los Angeles, she has continued her studies in broadcasting and journalism, working behind the scenes conducting interviews, writing and producing field segments.
Katya also works in corporate sales for Original Retro Brand, a fashion t-shirt line sold throughout the world. Her time with ORB has given her invaluable experience working directly with people from many different cultures both here and abroad.
Horseback riding since the age of 12, this natural and avid athlete played field hockey and ran track in high school and continues to skydive and work out today.
With her broad perspective and down to earth nature, Katya isn’t afraid to be “one of the boys”. Her conversational style comes through whether talking to celebrities on the red carpet or people on the street. She brings a high spirit and a laid back attitude to all that she does.