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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
  • Disabled riders and advocates call on UBER to promote accessibility

    Protesters, many using wheelchairs, delivered a statement Thursday in front of the offices of Uber. As the legal battle between the ride-sharing company and the city continues, they say they feel forgotten. The demonstrators called it a “roll in” and arrived at Uber’s Manhattan offices ready to make a point. Members of the disabled community and supporters hope Uber and other for-hire vehicle app companies will require more wheelchair-accessibile vehicles. The city is currently considering some options and working with Uber […]

  • La Guardia redesign

    Could Rikers Island be used for La Guardia Airport redevelopment?

    Could you land at Rikers Island going on a trip to La Guardia? There are some big proposals for a new La Guardia Airport. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden have been talking about them and announced things are moving ahead. Official renderings from the Governor’s office can be seen here. The idea to use Rikers Island is from a group called Rethink NYC. They’re creative professionals based in New York. Jim Venturi admits the cost […]

  • tree

    Troublesome tree, sinkhole create headaches for PIX11 viewers

    OZONE PARK, Queens — PIX11’s Greg Mocker is on the scene helping several viewers who sent messages about problems in their neighborhoods. The first message was about a tree that had become more of a leaning tower near a home in Ozone Park, Queens. Then there was a tweet about a sinkhole that was getting bigger and bigger. And then, again, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak advised reduced service into and out of Penn Station in New York City. The […]

  • A look at the new LaGuardia Airport. (Governor Cuomo)

    Construction on new LaGuardia Airport to begin in 2016

    EAST ELMHURST, Queens — Millions of visitors arrive every year at LaGuardia Airport. But it doesn’t exactly make the best first impression. Governor Andrew Cuomo has made it a priority to redesign the airport. At an event sponsored by The Association for a Better New York, he was joined by Vice President Joe Biden to announce plans for a new terminal, and access to public transportation. There will be a high-speed ferry and an AirTrain that will connect to the […]

  • Neighbors question temporary power source

    SUNNYSIDE, Queens — The hot temperatures can wreak havoc on the power grid — so much so that earlier this week, Con Edison had power outages. Along 46th Street in Sunnyside, Queens, neighbors in one building are being asked to conserve power after a breakdown. Hans Von Rittern contacted PIX11’s Greg Mocker about the temporary repair. A wire is running across the road and it is suspended between two trees. The wire is tied to the branches. Con Edison’s media office […]

  • FDR Drive new paving

    Get a look at the NYC “Best Asphalt” contest

    A giant paving project is happening along the FDR Drive in Manhattan. But another stretch of road is worth watching. In October 2014, the NYC Department of Transportation installed three different types of asphalt and used different processes along a stretch of West Fingerboard Road between Steuben Street and Radcliff Road on Staten Island. The NYC DOT reports, as of a 6-month performance evaluation, the pavement sections with “crumb rubber asphalt” mixtures performed well throughout the harsh winter. Crews are […]

  • mta select bus service transit

    Please, swipe again somewhere along the route

    They’re supposed to carry riders more quickly to their destinations. Sometimes the city’s “Select Bus Service” (SBS) require extra steps. Riders swipe MetroCards at sidewalk machines to speed up the boarding process. When those machines are down, riders should inform the driver and swipe at the next stop. PIX11’s Greg Mocker found riders on the M15 SBS jumping off, trying to swipe, and trying to get back on before the bus left. Sometimes they have to wait or risk the […]

  • A commuter waits to ride the 7 subway train June 19, 2006, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Finally! Opening date announced for 7 train extension

    After years of delays, the MTA announced the 7 train extension to Manhattan’s West Side will open by Sept. 13, 2015. For months the opening date has been pushed back because of final safety checks and escalator installation. The MTA is managing the project and contractors have been working to build the extension. It runs about a mile from Times Square-42nd Street to the station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan. Hudson Yards, a giant residential and commercial development, […]

  • A retired police officer snapped these pictures of four individual, one of which appears to be carrying a rifle. (Photo: NYPD)

    NYPD: Individuals photographed in Midland Beach parking lot may be carrying paintball guns

    MIDLAND BEACH, Staten Island —Authorities believe the individuals photographed at Midland Beach parking lot on Staten Island were carrying paintball guns, not semi-automatic assault rifles, following an investigation that sparked a heavy police presence at Fort Wadsworth Thursday afternoon. “The preliminary opinion of these experts was that the weapons in the pictures strong resemble replicas of firearms used in ‘paintball’ games,” Deputy Commissioner John J. Miller said in a statement. “Interviews conducted by the NYPD and FBI investigators in New […]

  • City of Water Day

    NYC celebrates its waterways and makes plans for future expansion

    Call it the “blue highway” and one of the most open spaces in one of the most crowded places on the planet. New York City is surrounded by water. New York’s waterways have connected the city to the world and the region for centuries. In the past few decades, groups and officials have worked to reinvigorate the waterways. Ferry ridership is exceeding expectations. New businesses and residences are sprouting up along the rivers’ edges. In 2017, the city plans to add […]

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