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Dan Mannarino is a seven-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 the terror attacks in Paris and Manchester, the election of Pope Francis live from Rome, Hurricane Sandy, the East Harlem explosion, the Philadelphia train derailment, the Chelsea bombings and many more.

Dan has won a number of broadcast media awards, including seven regional Emmy Awards, two which were for his exclusive Hidden New York Series that took viewers to unknown hidden spots around the tri-state area.

Over the past three years, Dan has provided in-depth reporting from inside Rikers Island, one of the country’s largest jail systems. With more than a dozen exclusive reports, Dan uncovered corruption and violence that helped shift the tide to shuttering the island over the next 10 years. Many of Dan’s exclusive reports on Rikers made national headlines.

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 and vice-president of the nonprofit charity Circle Up Foundation, the mission of which is to bring joy and dignity to the special needs community nationwide. You can learn more on this charitable organization at circleupfoundation.org.

Dan was born and raised in the tri-state area and is a proud graduate of Manhattan College in the Bronx. In 2017, Dan rescued a black lab mix named Bella. They can often be found at the dog park.


Recent Articles
  • Inside supervised injection sites: How they work in the fight against opioid crisis

    Along a four block stretch of Vancouver, British Columbia, it won’t take long to find someone using or dealing drugs on the street. But when you look at a city of Vancouver, you find in this beautiful landscape that addiction does not discriminate. That is true everywhere. Take, for example, Dan Beaverstock. He lives in Vancouver, he’s a father and he was a carpenter until he was injured on the job and was treated with pills for the pain. We […]

  • Inside supervised injection sites and fight against the opioid crisis

    Not a day goes by that Linda Ventura does not think about her son Thomas. “Thomas was an outstanding lacrosse player, scouted when he was in the ninth grade,” Ventura said. But after the divorce of his parents and the loss of his grandparents, Thomas found his way to drugs to cope with the pain. “There was Thomas, my son, who was charismatic, could walk into a room and charm everyone, and then there was Thomas struggling with substance abuse […]

  • Newark boy makes bow ties to help dogs get adopted

    NEWARK, NJ — How many 11-year-olds can say the impact they have done caught the attention of former president Barack Obama? Darius Brown has a love for dogs and wanted to find a way to help dogs in shelters get adopted. Darius created his company Beaux and Paws after he saw the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wanted to help displaced dogs, and it worked! “As soon as I give them a bow tie, boom! Adopted,” he […]

  • From Bikini Bottom to Broadway, ‘SpongeBob’ brings the cartoon to life

    NEW YORK — There is so much to take in from the moment “SpongeBob on Broadway” begins. From the moment the curtain rises, the magic begins as the audience watches a cartoon come to life before their very eyes. While the world of Bikini Bottom and Krabby Patties remain, along with the characters seen in the cartoon, the story line is different. SpongeBob is trying to prove his worth, by saving his hometown from being destroyed. Ethan Slater, playing SpongeBob in his Broadway […]

  • 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 […]