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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
  • Pipe bomb explodes near Seaside Park Semper Fi 5K Charity Run; several devices left in garbage can

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. — Seaside Park was placed on lockdown Saturday morning after a pipe bomb-styled device exploded in a garbage can near the Seaside Park Semper Fi 5K Charity Run route. The device exploded about 9:30 a.m. at D Street and Ocean Avenue, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Spokesman Al Della Fave. “The New Jersey state police bomb squad has moved in and got a closer look. They found that there was one pipe bomb-styled device that went off that was actually connected to […]

  • Human skull, bones found near Rikers Island: source

    QUEENS, N.Y. – A human skull and bones were found near Rikers Island, a source said Thursday. Photos obtained exclusively by PIX11 News show evidence bags containing bones as well as a dark-colored shirt near the scene where the remains were spotted. The grisly discovery was made along the rocky coast on the west side of the jail by Department of Correction staffers, a source said. It’s not yet known to whom the remains belonged. The medical examiner will determine […]

  • Off-duty NYPD officer arrested for assaulting conductor on J train, police say

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested for allegedly throwing a MTA conductor to the ground on the J train during Wednesday morning rush hour. Kiyya Rivera, 37, was leaving the train cabin when she hit the off-duty NYPD officer with the door shortly before 9 a.m., police said. A verbal argument ensued until the off-duty NYPD officer, identified as Tremel Davis, 33, threw Rivera to the ground, injuring her arm, according to police. Rivera, who has been on the job for over […]

  • Drunken man high-fives, kisses, cracks Jesus statue at Brooklyn church: officials

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — An apparently drunken man high-fived, kissed and damaged a Jesus statue at a Brooklyn church that has twice been the target of vandals in the not-so-distant past, diocesan officials said Tuesday. A trio — two men and a woman — approached the statue about 4:30 a.m. Sunday outside the rectory of Saints Peter and Paul Church on South Third Street in Williamsburg. Surveillance videos captured one of the men giving the depiction of Jesus a high-five then trying to hug […]

  • Woman, 86, tearfully speaks out after being robbed while in wheelchair outside Bronx home

    THE BRONX — Bernice Starnes claims her spot each and everyday outside her Marmion Avenue apartment in the Bronx. Starnes says she just enjoys being outside to help the day pass. In fact, she has become a community staple, saying good morning to children on their way to school. But, on Sept. 11, a woman saying hello to Starnes at 2 in the afternoon had a different motive. “She came up to me and I said good morning,” Starnes recalls. “She said, ‘oh […]

  • 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, […]