Prior to her career in radio and television, Daria was a vice president of a New York Stock Exchange firm. Dolan holds an honorary doctorate in commercial sciences from St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York and a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Webster University in St. Louis.
She was an anchor, along with husband Ken Dolan, for Dolans Unscripted on CNN. They joined CNN in 2003. The Dolans have written five books on personal finance and hosted several money seminars. Prior to joining CNN, they were contributors to CBS CBS This Morning and CBS News Saturday Morning and hosted their own show on the now defunct CNNfn.