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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
  • 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 […]

  • One-on-one with Elias Husamudeen, new president of Correction Officers Benevolent Association

    Elias Husamudeen is the new man in charge of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association and he’s tasked with representing more than 9,500 members of the Department of Corrections. Husamudeen joined the department in 1995 as an officer himself. “The COBA has always been a force to be reckoned with,” Husamudeen said. COBA has long been known as one of the toughest and most powerful unions around. But they took a hit when longtime president Norman Seabrook was arrested on corruption charges in June. […]

  • Steady stream of food, support delivered to crews searching for clues in Karina Vetrano’s death

    HOWARD BEACH, Queens — A week after Karina Vetrano went for a run in a marshy area of Queens, never to return home, a restless and tight-knit community is searching for ways to help and cope. Howard Beach resident Judy Hintze put out a call on Facebook in search of food donations for crews searching Spring Creek Park for clues in Vetrano’s death. She said the response has been overwhelming. “We were thankful for everything they’ve done for us and this […]

  • Rikers Island inmate attacks, slashes correction officer in the arm

    RIKERS ISLAND — An officer slashed in the arm when an inmate assaulted him during morning meal service in Rikers Island Sunday, about two weeks after another guard was attacked. The officer was collecting meal trays when the inmate left his cell without permission and began assaulting him, according to the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association. A second officer came over and attempted to stop the attack, but the inmate continued to throw punches at both guards. The inmate slashed one of […]

  • Exclusive: Inmate with weapon streamed on Facebook Live while inside Rikers Island

    THE BRONX — A former Rikers Island inmate claims he was able to smuggle a cellphone into the jail then proceed to stream on Facebook Live from behind bars in what he said was his cell, according to a video obtained exclusively by PIX11 News that has been viewed more than 7,000 times on Facebook. In the video, the former inmate shows off his jail cell, uniform and food. It’s alarming and concerning to anyone who watches, and it’s not over. He then […]

  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Correction officer lured to cell, slashed in face by Rikers Island inmate

    RIKERS ISLAND — The Otis Bantum Correctional Center is on lockdown after a Rikers Island inmate slashed a correction officer in the face Wednesday when another prisoner apparently lured him to a cell. The correction officer was securing cells during a facility lock-in around 11 a.m. when an inmate came over and lured him to a cell down the hall, a source told PIX11 News. As the officer stood in front of the cell, the inmate, who was behind bars, reached through the tray […]

  • Alleged home invasion suspect asked victim ‘Do you want me to rape you or kill you?’ before attack: sources

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn – A manhunt is on for a man accused of robbing and raping a woman at gunpoint after breaking into her Bushwick apartment early Monday, police said. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. inside a private residence in the vicinity of DeKalb and Wilson avenues, police said. Police sources said the suspect apparently entered the 29-year-old victim’s home after finding a hidden key and unlocking the apartment door. Awakened by the sounds of the door opening, the woman saw the unknown […]

  • Body discovered after blood seeps through ceiling at Chinatown salon

    CHINATOWN, Manhattan — Caridad Albarodo, who owns the Grace Hair Salon on Essex Street grew increasingly concerned over the past few days because of a foul odor creeping into her salon. Then on Monday, she saw blood seeping into her bathroom from the ceiling. Albarodo called her landlord, who sent his son to check out the blood — but said they did not seem concerned. “He went upstairs, knocked on the door and came back down,” Albarado said. “I said, ‘did you find something?’ He said, […]

  • Police conduct raids at Brooklyn bodegas in K2 crackdown

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Police conducted raids at bodegas in Brooklyn Wednesday after 33 people were sickened likely from a K2 overdose earlier this week. The raids were conducted at various stores suspected of providing the synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, in the area of Broadway and Myrtle in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Police say no K2 was found. One bodega reopened a short time later. The owner told PIX11 News no K2 was found at his store. Several locals compared people using K2 […]

  • Alleged Bensonhurst burglar fatally shot by police on probation for several robberies: NYPD

    BENSONHURST, Brooklyn — Police are searching for a second alleged burglar following Monday’s home invasion in a Brooklyn home that left another suspect dead. Officers responded to a burglary in process in a home on 78th Street in the Bensonhurst section of the borough. When police arrived at the scene, they witnessed one of the suspects climbing out of a window and escaping into the rear yard. The suspect, who police later identified as 39-year-old Orville Edwards, allegedly pointed a […]