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Dan Mannarino is a five-time Emmy Award-winning anchor for the PIX11 Morning News, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Dan joined PIX11 in 2011 as a reporter and has covered some of the biggest stories, including Hurricane Sandy, the East Harlem explosion, the Philadelphia train derailment, the Chelsea terror bombings and many more.

Dan has also traveled abroad to cover international headlines, including traveling to Rome for the election of Pope Francis and to Paris and England to cover terror attacks.

Dan has won a number of broadcast media awards, including five regional Emmy Awards.

Dan’s first win came for an exclusive investigative piece into a toxic spill in Le Roy, N.Y., that led to a massive cleanup by the Environmental Protection Agency. He has since won awards for his exclusive Hidden New York Series, his coverage of Hurricane Sandy, and for his exclusive reporting on “fight church,” where MMA-style boxing took place inside a house of worship.​

In the past two years, Dan has provided in-depth reporting from inside one of the country’s largest jail systems, Rikers Island. With over a dozen exclusive reports, Dan uncovered corruption and violence that helped shift the tide to shutting the island down in the next ten year.

Since 2003, Dan has volunteered for Camp New Day in New Jersey working with developmentally delayed adults, a cause near and dear to his heart. In 2017, Dan became a co-founder of a non-profit charity called Circle Up Foundation, whose mission is to bring joy and dignity to the special needs community nationwide.

Dan was born and raised in the tri-state area and is a proud graduate of Manhattan College in the Bronx.


Recent Articles
  • Rikers to begin closures, drawing criticism from correction officers’ union

    Less than a year ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he plans to close Rikers Island within a span of 10 years. This summer, he will take that first step, as the first of nine jails will close. Following the announcement, many are concerned about not only the safety and security of not only inmates, but also those who watch over them. PIX11 News spoke with President of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, Elias Husamudeen on the raising questions about […]

  • Smashing stereotypes through socks

    You cannot help but smile when you are around 21-year old John Cronin who is smashing stereotypes through his business of selling socks. John says the mission is to spread happiness through the sale of socks. That is why John, who has down syndrome, along with his father created John’s Crazy Socks one year ago. Let’s start from the beginning when John was graduating from school and like any student was looking for a job. At first, John wanted to […]

  • Rikers Island video captures inmate’s attack on captain: sources

    RIKERS ISLAND — A Department of Correction captain was attacked inside the Otis Bantum Correctional Center at Rikers Island Thanksgiving Day, according to jailhouse sources. Video surveillance shows the male captain walking along the hall of the center around 2 p.m. when a male inmate started attacking him. Another inmate later joined in before the attack was stopped. Sources inside the jail say the attack was unprovoked. The captain, 31, was newly promoted, according to sources. He was treated for […]

  • Dan’s pecan pie recipe

    Dan shared his family’s pecan pie recipe before the Thanksgiving holidays. Ingredients: 3 Slightly beaten eggs 1 cup of Karo corn Syrup 1 Cup sugar (or brown sugar) 2 tablespoons of melted butter 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 1 1/2 cups of Pecans. Whisk all the ingredients together minus the pecans. Then slowly add in the pecans with a slow stir. Add the secret ingredient of BOURBON ( however much you want) and then pour into a […]

  • Hidden New York: The cheese caves

    Walking along Bleeker Street, you smell the aroma of cheese pouring out of Murray’s Cheese Shop. The store is packed with so many different cheeses to choose from for your pleasure. What you probably did not know, was that all the cheese on display, actually is prepared and packed up in a huge warehouse over in Long Island City. Over 15,000 pounds of cheese sit and age in the facility known as the “cheese caves,” a delicate process that takes […]

  • Hidden New York: The burger joint

    Smack in the middle of Midtown Manhattan is one of the city’s swankiest hotels – Le Parker Meridien. While it’s adorned with marble and beauty in the lobby, you may find people wandering around lost and confused. “In the lobby, people have this look on their face and you know what they are in search of,” says Steven Pipes, owner of the Burger Joint. That’s because beyond the velvet curtain, behind the front desk and down what looks like a […]

  • Pumpkin paradise for Dan Mannarino

    From yummy treats to spa treatments, this is the season for all things pumpkin.

  • Young burn victim gets FDNY honor

    11-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt suffered facial burns. Today, she visited FDNY headquarters and was sworn in as an honorary firefighter.

  • Henry Winkler: From Fonzi to children’s book author

    The legendary celebrity stopped by the PIX11 Morning News to talk about his latest book and children`s TV series.

  • Brother of woman killed by her estranged husband shares her story

    NEW YORK — Paul Abreu’s sister Massielle was murdered in 2010 at the hands of her estranged husband.   She reported her abuse to her family, her friends, even the police.  She put in a transfer to get new housing and still her estranged husband found her and killed her in front of her kids. Massielle was just a teenager when she met her eventual husband. She was abused for a decade. Paul Abreu legally adopted her three children. Now he’s […]