Amy Tara Koch is an author and journalist who has the unique pleasure of traveling the world for her job.
She contributes to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, T Magazine, The Daily Beast, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler and Chicago Tribune. She began her career in style first working at Paper Magazine, Buzz Magazine, and Mademoiselle Magazine before landing the position of Director of Marketing for fashion label BCBG Max Azria. In 1999, she began consulting iconic brands like Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Van Cleef & Arpels, American Eagle Outfitters, Style.com
, Allure Magazine and Columbia Records. Then, in 2001, after a move to Chicago, she began writing for the Chicago Tribune where she eventually began penning her own column. That same year, she became an on air style reporter at NBC/WMAQ covering fashion and beauty trends.
In 2010, Koch’s maternity fashion book book Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy Into The Ultimate Style Statement (Random House) was touted by Glamour, T Magazine and Access Hollywood as the must-read pregnancy style bible
Koch lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.