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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
  • Baby girl among 4 family members shot dead in Brooklyn: police

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Four family members, including a 1-year-old girl, were shot and killed in their Brooklyn home Wednesday, according to police. The child’s grandmother made the horrifying discovery around 5 a.m. at the three-bedroom apartment in the Riverdale Osborne Towers on Thatford Avenue, near Riverdale Avenue, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said. The victims have been identified as Laylay Briggs, 1; Terrance Briggs, 27; Loyd Drain III, 16; and Loyd Drain Jr., 57; according to police. All four lives at the apartment. […]

  • Correction officer slashed by Rikers inmate

    A correction officer was slashed in the face by a Rikers inmate Tuesday night one month after a group of inmates attacked and fractured a guard’s spine. The officer was inside the George R. Vierno Center just before 8 p.m. when he told an inmate to return the hot pot he’d been using to make coffee, a Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association source said.  Instead, the inmate gave the pot to another inmate and then attacked the correction officer after an argument. […]

  • Men fire shots at off-duty correction officer in Queens: jail sources

    DITMARS, Queens — Two men fired shots at an off-duty Department of Correction officer in Queens early Sunday, a jail source said. The incident happened on Steinway Street near 28th Avenue around 2:15 p.m., according to police. Jail sources previously said the shooting was near 20th Avenue and Steinway Street in Ditmars. Two unidentified men pulled out firearms and fired at the officer, jail sources said. The officer then used his gun, which he had a permit for, and fired […]

  • Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg outlines his gun-reform goals

    NEW YORK — Two weeks after surviving a school shooting that claimed 17 lives, student-turned-activist David Hogg says he is determined to turn up the heat on the gun debate and make change. Hogg is one of several students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who has loudly and actively campaigned for gun legislation reform since the Valentine’s Day shooting. Even as Stoneman Douglas students returned to their Parkland school Wednesday for the first day of classes since the massacre, […]

  • Hidden New York: Not your ordinary doctor’s office

    MANHATTAN — Tucked away off 38th Street and Lexington Avenue is a red door. It is labeled both Physician’s Office and The Burns Archive. So, what exactly is inside? Open the door and you’ll step through what looks like an entryway into a home. Then pass through another doorway and you’re in Dr. Stanley Burn’s waiting room. Burns is an ophthalmologist by trade but a historian at heart. And he loves telling stories through photos. “The significance is we show […]

  • Behind the scenes with the cast of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

    NEW YORK — “The Play That Goes Wrong” on Broadway is exactly how it sounds — a fake theatre company on stage, putting on a murder mystery. Unlike any show, from the moment you sit in your seat, the show begins. The audience soon realizing that nothing is going to go as planned. Alex Mandell and Mark Evans are two of the leading men and were thrown into a whole world of slapstick comedy in a show that has no […]

  • Attack on Rikers correction officer may have been gang retaliation: sources

    RIKERS ISLAND, N.Y. — Gang members accused of attacking a correction officer and causing severe injuries may have been retaliating after he wrote one of them a ticket, sources said Monday. Inmates Eric Morris, Samson Walston, Nazeem Francis, Steven Espinal, Jeffrey Valdez and Devin Burns were identified as members of the Blood gang, all under the age of 21, who attacked the officer on Saturday. At least four of those accused are charged with gang assault and are set to […]

  • Rikers correction officer attacked in gang assault, union says

    ** Warning: Videos contains graphic content ** RIKERS ISLAND, N.Y. — A correction officer at George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC) was attacked in a gang assault Saturday so vicious that a portion of his spine was fractured, according to union sources. According to the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, Jean Roston Souffrant, 39, was attacked by six members of the Bloods gang who knocked him unconscious and fractured his spine in the neck region. “This is the most serious assault on a CO […]

  • Hidden New York: A story for every drink

    NEW YORK — Tucked away on Avenue B off of 14th Street on the Lower East Side sits a simple building with a liquor store on the first floor with a big unmarked window above. Let’s rewind to the 1980s when that window was a portal to a freedom hall for the Jehovah Witnesses. All these years later, the liquor store remains and so does that window, but the space has now transformed into a hidden bar, Pouring Ribbons. Don’t […]

  • Surprise! Special guests wish PIX11’s Dan Mannarino a happy birthday

    PIX11 Morning News anchor Dan Mannarino is one year older, and we’re celebrating with some of his favorite people. But shhhh — it’s a surprise!