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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
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    Giant drill bit narrowly misses packed ‘F’ train

    QUEENS (PIX11) – A giant drill bit narrowly missed drilling right through a packed subway car in Queens Thursday morning. The machinery, being used for the East Side Access project, was being operated by a contractor above ground at 23rd Street and 41st Avenue near the 21st St. Station in Long Island City. The drill bit, measuring 10 inches in diameter, broke through the tunnel’s roof at about 11:45 a.m., grazing the top and side of a Queens-bound ‘F’ train […]

  • Riders wait for the train at Queensboro Plaza during the evening rush hour.

    Peak crowds pack many NYC subways as MTA responds to backup

    Riders experience it every day. Statistics from the MTA prove the point. The New York City subway system, which celebrated it’s 110th birthday this week, is experiencing record ridership. More than 6 million daily rides were reported not once, but five times in September. For many trying to get to work or around town, that means waiting for trains and buses that arrive already filled to capacity. MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast, asked about peak capacity by PIX11 News Reporter Greg […]

  • Former MTA head Jay Walder addresses the media Tuesday. (Ken Evseroff)

    Former MTA head Jay Walder tapped to be new Citi Bike boss

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - Citi Bike is expanding and it’s getting a new boss who is no stranger to transportation in New York. Bikeshare Holdings, Alta Bicycle Share and a group of private investors announced that Jay Walder, former MTA Chairman/CEO, will be become CEO of Alta Bicycle Share. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation, the transit system that serves Hong Kong. A news release says Alta will add 6,000 bicycles to the system and double the […]

  • subway

    Wake Up! NYPD says robbers are targeting subway sleepers

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — Crime is down on the New York City subways but the latest statistics show a spike in robberies against sleeping riders. In a monthly presentation from NYPD to the MTA Transit Committee, a deputy chief said officers have been focusing on the terminals, where many of the robberies have been reported — especially in the overnight hours. A recent arrest involved an officer monitoring the surveillance cameras at 42nd Street. A suspicious person appeared to be lingering near a […]

  • ebola map

    Ebola patient rode subway; how does MTA respond?

    The doctor who tested positive on Thursday for the Ebola virus was also a New York City resident who had been riding the subway before he was diagnosed. Health care officials and city leaders say Doctor Craig Spencer was not contagious and did not exhibit symptoms of the disease, except for some fatigue, since his return from Guinea the week before. Spencer is cooperating with authorities who are using his MetroCard to track his movements, including subway rides on the […]

  • subway MTA signs

    NYC subway signs offer important directions and occasional misspellings

    Dozens of signs and often thousands are produced every day at the MTA’s Bergen Street Sign Shop in Brooklyn. The MTA granted PIX11 News Reporter Greg Mocker a tour of the facility. The crew is working on signs for, among other things, the upcoming service change on the Q line.  

  • Subway performers rally to support arrested musician

    NEW YORK (PIX11)–The Tuesday evening commute at the Metropolitan Station in Brooklyn was filled with music and song. Subway performers, buskers, and supporters gathered on the mezzanine of the station to make a stand after a guitarist was arrested over the weekend. Andrew Kelleen was arrested and charged with loitering. Video of the arrest shows the guitar player explaining the rules to the police officer who says he needs to leave the area. The NYPD is reviewing the tape. Performers […]

  • The Grand Central platform is packed.

    Record number of riders take NYC Subway in September

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, you shared a ride on the subway with a record 6,106,693 passengers. Four other days in September logged record-breaking milestones. The MTA released ridership numbers for the month which are the highest numbers since daily figures were first recorded in 1985.  “Four other September days also saw more than 6 million customers,” said an MTA News Release. “The 149 million customers over the month were more than in any other September […]

  • Controversial ‘Tennis Climb’ route sends planes ROARING over Queens neighborhood

    What do you think of NYC airports?

    Airports are the front doors of New York City. Last year, 27 million people travelled through LaGuardia Airport and nearly double that number went through JFK. Yet the airports remain among the least popular in the world. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has focused attention on the gateways to the state and the city. On Monday, he hosted Vice President Joesph Biden at a conference that focused on infrastructure projects at regional airports. “The Governor’s initiative includes holding Master Plan […]

  • Brooklynites angry over Verrazano Bridge toll cuts for only Staten Island residents

    Verrazano Bridge marks 50th anniversary with more construction

    Plans are being made to celebrate and work on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The upper deck will be replaced. One new feature will be a lane for commuter vehicles. Some neighbors are asking for a bicycle and pedestrian pathway. The MTA is studying a possible path. That study will be done in 2016. On Saturday, neighbors and cyclists met on the grounds of Staten Island’s Alice Austen House to advocate for a bicycle and pedestrian pathway. The Harbor Ring has organized events. […]

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