Amy Tara Koch is a style expert, author, journalist and diehard travel enthusiast. She is an expert for Vogue, People Magazine, Parade Magazine, USA Today, Life & Style, CNN and Parents magazines. Amy has appeared on CNN, Today, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood, FOX and the CBS Early Show. Koch is the local Chicago expert for Travel + Leisure and contributes to Food & Wine, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, Town & Country, Departures, American Way and Four Seasons Magazine. Koch also does a bi-monthly segment for Good Day Chicago, Fox’s local Chicago affiliate
Koch’s first book BUMP IT UP: TRANSFORM YOUR PREGNANCY INTO THE ULTIMATE STYLE STATEMENT was published by Random House/Ballantine in March 2010 and immediately touted as the “must read” pregnancy style bible by outlets from the New York Times and Glamour Magazine to Access Hollywood. Koch skillfully translated the buzz from her book into social media prominence.” An avid blogger, Koch creates content for her own blogs AMY TARA KOCH and BUMP IT UP STYLE as well as She Knows, a top site for women.
In addition to her media presence, Koch is in demand as a speaker and consultant. She has collaborated with Bank of America, Intel, Birchbox, Pampers, La-Z-Boy, Viacord, Tide, La Croix, Frederic Fekkai, Kraft, Unilever and Duracell. Koch has curated sales for Gilt Groupe and a box set of pampering essentials for mom of the month subscription service Citrus Lane. She also designed premium pre-natal pampering packages for Peninsula Hotels and W Hotels.
Amy Tara Koch lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.