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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
  • Police arrest man accused of stealing from 93-year-old woman in wheelchair; victim receives $600 from store owner

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Police arrested a man Friday who allegedly reached into the bra of a 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair and stole her envelope of cash. Broyoan Lopez, 26, has been charged with two counts of robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said. Maria Vasquez had just taken money out of a bank in East Harlem to pay for her bills. In a very old-school way of doing things, Vasquez tucked the envelope of money into […]

  • Man creates fake backyard in West Village to cover up secret excavation

    WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — In a city of old buildings, apartment owners are always looking for ways to renovate and expand their living space. In the West Village, many of the buildings are land marked, meaning special permits are needed to do any kind of work on a home. Yet, at 35 Perry Street, that just did not seem to be the case. The owner purchased the 3-story townhouse, which was built in 1852 and decided to spruce the place […]

  • Certain emergency responders can use Tasers at Rikers Island: source

    NEW YORK — Certain emergency responders can now use Tasers at Rikers Island — one of multiple changes to be made in an effort to promote safety at the facility, sources told PIX11 Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio flew to Rikers via helicopter Thursday for his third visit as mayor. He is expected to announce around 3:15 p.m. that 32 Emergency Services Unit captains will be able to use Tasers. In addition, new scanners will be added to front entrances, ESU officials will be placed in every […]

  • Man threatens elderly couple with fork during LI home invasion: Police

    EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Police are searching for a man they say broke into an elderly couple’s East Meadow home and robbed them Monday evening. Alan Barnett, 91, and his 87-year-old wife Rita were enjoying a summer afternoon when Rita couldn’t remember if she locked the back door. As she approached the door to check if it was locked, she saw a man standing on the deck. She told him to go away, but instead he pushed his way inside. […]

  • Brooklyn bakery gives former criminals chance at fresh life

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Angel Lopez hasn’t had it easy, spending most of his life in and out of various foster homes. At just 14 years old, he found himself on the street selling drugs to earn cash to buy food. It was bad, and then it was worse. “I got shot a few times,” Lopez recalled. “Everyday was like war.” Lopez ended up arrested and in jail, where he was able to reflect on his life. Ten years later, he found himself at the DOE Fund, […]

  • St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral offering burial plots for $7M

    NEW YORK — In a borough of over eight million Catholic people, Manhattan has only Catholic cemetery. Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral serves as the final resting place for hundreds of people, some dating back to the late 1700s. If you take a walk down Mulberry Street, you will see a nondescript gate, which leads to the basement level of the Cathedral. But, it is so much more than that. Deep below the church and passed two tall wooden doors, through the […]

  • Shores of Long Island become first known nursery of great white sharks

    NEW YORK — Shark researchers have uncovered that the Long Island shoreline is a nursery for great white sharks. Ocearch tagged two baby white sharks Saturday off the shores of Long Island. The area is now the first known nursery for great white sharks as they grow up. The two sharks, a male and female, were given New York names. The female was named Montauk and the male Hudson. Montauk and Hudson were caught, tagged and later released. PIX11 accompanied […]

  • Mystery of where great white sharks give birth may be solved off Long Island

    LONG ISLAND — It’s a 400 million-year-old mystery lurking in the waters off the shores of Long Island that researchers and scientists are trying to solve. Members of Ocearch along with scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society are hoping to discover if the Long Island shoreline is in fact a nursery for great white sharks. PIX11 was invited along for part of the two-week expedition aboard the MV Ocearch, a converted crabbing vessel that has been specially designed to handle the […]

  • Multi-million dollar settlement reached in deadly shooting of Akai Gurley by NYPD officer

    NEW YORK – New York City has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in November 2014. The city is paying $4.1 million and the New York City Housing Authority is contributing $400,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley. Former Officer Peter Liang was on patrol when he opened a stairwell door at a public housing building and suddenly fired. […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Video shows warden at Brooklyn jail consistently bypassing security

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — It’s June 17, 6:21 a.m. Acting warden of the Brooklyn Detention Complex, Robin Beauliue arrives at work, parking her car in the warden’s space. She then walks down the street with a young woman, believed to be her daughter, and enters a red door labeled “Fire Exit.” Beyond that door is her office. At first glance, it may not seem like a big deal. But every employee and every visitor enters the jail through the main entrance, where they undergo security […]