This summer, audiences across the D.C. metropolitan area will catch a glimpse of quality programming that’s guaranteed to inform and entertain, courtesy of celebrity commentator host, producer, and entrepreneur Dana Dayne.
Dana’s new 60-minute program “Dana’s Lane” will include interviews with socialites and mavens of industries about current events and trends. The premier episode features Grammy award-winning producer and reality television start Chink Santana, ex-NBA star and entrepreneur Steve Francis, and Tim R. McAdams, Ludacris’ stunt double in the hit film “Fast and Furious 7.”
Fans and colleagues joined Dana in celebrating a career milestone during a private red carpet screening at the D.C.-based Old Fire 12 Restaurant earlier in June.
“My show consists of thought-provoking, fun interviews with local and national figures. I also give my guests a chance to enter ‘Dana’s Lane’ to ask me any question they want. This keeps the show entertaining and spontaneous.” Dana said, “I love taking selfies during my show, and I constantly take selfies with my guests!”
Dana has more than a decade of experience in media and entrepreneurship that started shortly after she quit her job in the president’s office at Howard University. Her other projects include the weekly online radio show “DMV SOCIALITES” which she co-hosts. Dana also oversees marketing for Megalodon Sports & Entertainment, which recently co-sponsored the official Floyd Mayweather–Manny Pacquiao after party at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas. Last year, she launched Capitol Life LLC, a marketing, promotions and entertainment company. Dana has also expressed plans to complete a screenplay about HIV/AIDS by September 2015.
Despite a hectic work schedule, Dana shows no sign of backing down due to what she describes as a work ethic passed down from her parents who raised her in the District at the height of its crack-cocaine epidemic. She said she keeps her father’s wise words at the forefront of her mind during difficult times.
“Never be afraid to invest in yourself and, most importantly, never think it’s too late to accomplish your dreams. Those lessons are the reason I have such a strong work ethic today.”