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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
  • Hidden New York: The secret bowling alley

    Walk along Fifth avenue and take a right at 70th street and you will stumble upon the Frick Collection. Today it is a museum, but back in the early 1900s, it was actually built as a home for Henry Frick and his family. Frick built it to house his large art collection, but designed it knowing that after he died it would one day be transformed into an art museum. While so much of the home has been updated and […]

  • Hidden New York: A dress shop with an unconventional ‘open’ sign

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — For nearly a decade, you may have noticed a mysterious dress hanging from a fire escape along 17th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Chelsea. First, it was a red dress. Then it suddenly changed to what appeared to be a wedding gown. “It is a building you wouldn’t notice,” Shareen Mitchell said. “There is no sign and there is no number on the building.” Mitchell hangs that dress from the fire escape every time she opens […]

  • Find women-friendly bar hidden away in unassuming Manhattan art gallery

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Tucked away along Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side sits an unassuming art gallery called The Lodge. Yes, from the outside, it may appear to be like any of the hundreds of galleries that sprinkle the streets of New York. On the inside, it is however, an eclectic space with artwork inspired by New York Artists. “We wanted to create a space that was a cultural hub in the neighborhood,” explains owner and curator […]

  • Hidden New York: Sweet treats from a tiny bake shop — if you can find it

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — Tucked away on West 18th Street off Eighth Avenue sits what may look like any ordinary Manhattan apartment building. Like any brownstone building, there are usually two flights of stairs: one that takes you into the main building, and one that leads to the basement. In this case, the stairs that lead to the basement actually lead you to one of the smallest bake shops you will come across — if you can find it. City Cakes […]

  • Don’t let this casual Manhattan bar fool you — it’s a hidden gem in the city

    EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — A simple door at 8 Stuyvesant Place in the East Village immediately take you up a flight of stairs and into one of the tastiest Japanese restaurants called Village Yokocho. It is described as one of the most relaxed and causal dining experiences. “Tanks and tees for the most part,” is how Ben Rojo describes the attire you can wear. But, tucked in the corner of the restaurant is a simple door which so many have […]

  • Manhattan’s only public gun range lies below city streets

    NEW YORK –– On a busy West 20th Street off of Fifth Avenue, sits the Delzer building. For years, office workers thought for sure the basement was used for some kind of machine shop. “Our tenants upstairs would hear a little pinging sound through the pipes,” Darren Leung said. But, two flights down under the city streets and under those offices is actually the only gun range in Manhattan. Westside Rifle and Pistol Range opened way back in 1965, and […]

  • Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery filled with secrets — and exotic birds

    Space can be hard to come by in the five boroughs but in Brooklyn, there is a spot that is nearly 500 acres and is home to over half a million people — none of whom are alive. Green-Wood Cemetery was built in 1838 and now is full of secrets and hidden history. As soon as you pull up to the cemetery, you hear the sounds of birds but these are not just any birds — we’re talking exotic Argentinian […]

  • Daughter of slain NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia: ‘My mom is more than just a uniform’

    THE BRONX — An NYPD officer was assassinated in the middle of the night just after the Fourth of July festivities were ending simply for being a devoted police officer – but she was so much more. First and foremost, Detective Miosotis Familia was a single mother to three children, who so bravely spoke at their mother’s funeral. Miosotis’ eldest daughter, 20-year-old Genesis, is now sharing more about who her mother was, the person behind the uniform. “There needs to […]

  • Hidden New York: Dinner in a historic bank vault

    MANHATTAN — In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Financial District sits 115 Broadway, the Trinity Building. Standing proud, it is one of New York’s most ornate gothic-style buildings dating back to 1904. Inside and three steps down now sits one of the world’s oldest and largest bank vaults. In fact, in the early 1900s it was in fact the largest vault in the world weighing 35,000 tons. “This is 5-inch thick steal. You could not move it […]

  • Sex behind bars: Unsupervised visits at Rikers Island prompt new questions

    NEW YORK — It is a PIX11 exclusive and the details may not be suitable for children, as this involves sex behind the walls of Rikers island, and we are not talking about just inmates here. Let’s take you back inside the walls off the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC) complex at Rikers Island earlier this month. Sources said an inmate, whose name PIX11 has decided not to publish, was granted a request to see a visitor. The inmate was […]