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Greg Mocker joined PIX11 in April 2010 and he has been on the trail of something different ever since.

He began his journalism career in 1995 as a Reporter/ Bureau Chief at KTEN in Ardmore, OK. He moved to WJBF in Augusta, GA and then in 1999 to KOB in Albuquerque, NM. At both stations he served as a Reporter/Anchor and covered City Hall and neighborhood issues. He worked at KPHO in Phoenix, AZ until 2007.

In 2008 Mocker moved to New York to produce and create video content for TurnHere and StudioNow.

At PIX11, Mocker has focused on the MTA and city agencies. He has been accused of being “overly dogged.” He is best known for removing a television from the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

Mocker graduated from Ohio University bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He lives in Queens.


Recent Articles
  • Neighbors want the name of subway station changed

    Official subway station name change inspires other possibilities

    Next stop: Briarwood. This month, the MTA changed the name of the Briarwood-Van Wyck BLvd Subway station on the E/F lines in Queens. New signs were created in-house at the MTA Sign Shop in Brooklyn. In 2014, Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman David Weprin proposed legislation that they say was designed to preserve the identity of the station’s location for residents and subway riders. Some neighbors believe the name-change more easily identifies the Briarwood area. Although some others argue station […]

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    Does the design of buses make them unsafe?

    Labor leaders say the design of buses is making streets unsafe. Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley says engineering flaws have contributed to pedestrian injuries and fatalities. He held a media briefing and called on the MTA to consider different placement of mirrors and the removal of a beam in the front of the bus. MTA Spokesperson Kevin Ortiz says all vehicles have partially obstructed views and the buses that comprise our fleet are operated by other transit agencies […]

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    Riders ask about a broken escalator as MTA anticipates a fix

    The sign says the work should be done next week. But it said that last week. The escalator at W 8th Street at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island that serves the Manhattan-bound side of the F and Q. Riders wonder when it will be operational again. Some neighbors contacted PIX11 News Reporter Greg Mocker. The MTA confirms the escalator had been out of service since February 20, 2015. Work has continued since that time including the removal of the […]

  • MTA to replace MetroCards by 2019

    Leaders discuss the possibility of free MetroCards for CUNY Students

    Budget negotiations are going on now in NYC. City Council is making its priorities known. Many things are on the table as the administration drafts its proposal and there are many ideas being discussed. Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez says free MetroCards should be available for students enrolled in the CUNY system. He will co-introduce a resolution this week supporting the idea. Rodriguez suggests the funding could come from the city and state, which provide funding to the CUNY system (and some […]

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    When will the No. 7 train extension finally be finished?

    MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Riders were supposed to have been able to take the 7 train all the way to Manhattan’s west side by now. In December 2013, Mayor Bloomberg took a ceremonial ride on the city-funded project. They hoped it would be open in the summer of 2014. Then it was February 2015. The MTA says it will be open in July or August. The agency has released some photos from inside.

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    Rail fans criticize subway vandals

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — They consider the transit system a work of art. Call them train buffs or railfans. Some in the community say the acts of stupidity and vandalism on the rails must stop. Luis Rivera enjoys taking pictures and has admired the system from a young age. He says some of the people that have posted videos are trying to gain fame or impress people. Keyshawn Brown was arrested this week for allegedly tossing metal onto subway tracks, […]

  • Controversial statue finds home in Brooklyn, leaves eyesore at Queens Borough Hall

    BOROUGH HALL, Queens (PIX11) — A controversial statue has finally found a home in Brooklyn but leaves an eyesore behind in Queens. The statue is called the Triumph of Civic Virtue. It has been shuffled around New York City for about a century. In 1940, Mayor LaGuardia had the statue removed from City Hall in Manhattan to new Queens Borough Hall. Reports say he did not enjoy the sight as he exited city hall. In 2012, the city of New […]

  • Crossing guards rally at City Hall

    (PIX11) — They are a welcome sight on the corner near NYC schools. But the city is facing a crossing-guard shortage. Many workers say the seasonal employment and benefits prevent them from staying on the job. Elected leaders and union officials are calling for increased funding in the next budget. There are 2,300 positions in the system. Councilmember Helen Rosenthal says she has been requesting a crossing guard for the corner of 77th and Columbus for the past year. The […]

  • TRASH

    Clean up this trashy city

    The snow has melted and it reveals a new problem in New York City. Neighborhoods are reporting piles of trash. The NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner attended an event to unveil new receptacles along Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue. PIX11 News Reporter Greg Mocker asked NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia about other trouble spots. NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich says 50 new containers will appear along the stretch of road where the event was held.

  • An EMS worker escorts a woman to the street.

    What caused 7 train to stall on tracks causing hundreds to be evacuated?

    (PIX11) – Again? That was the reaction from riders on the 7 train and elected officials along the line after Monday morning’s mechanical problems. At least one person was hurt and thousands more had their morning commute stymied because of a stalled train that forced a portion of the 7 line to be suspended between Queens and Manhattan Monday, authorities said. The MTA reported a part of the train, called the shoe, came in contact with the 3rd rail about […]

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