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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
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]