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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
  • Officials consider causes of minor subway derailment in Brooklyn; Union releases plan for system repairs

    SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — The Q train was on its way to Coney Island from the Sheepshead Bay station Friday morning when the MTA says the second set of wheels on the second car came off the track. MTA Acting Interim Director Ronnie Hakim said there did not appear to be any obvious or visual indication of what caused it. The track is curved heading out of the station. No update was provided as of Friday night and riders are […]

  • State plans to request more funding from NYC for MTA projects

    Who owns the subways? Technically, according to the state laws and agreements that created the relationship between the city and the state, the New York City Transit Authority is leased to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Legal specifications also say the MTA is responsible for mass transportation policy. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have been trading comments recently about the agency and its projects. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota says the city needs to contribute to the capital plan […]

  • Some Queens neighbors sound alarm after helicopter crash

    Neighbors in Queens are sounding an alarm after a helicopter with two people inside made a water landing off the south shore of Long Island on Wednesday. “We Love Whitestone” is a group created a number of years ago. Members joined with some other neighborhoods and people in Astoria, Queens  to bring attention to the air traffic above their homes. Alfredo Centola is a founding member of the Whitestone group. He has shared videos with PIX11 of helicopters flying over […]

  • Nearly empty shuttle buses transport LIRR riders as 7 train gets more crowded

    Penn Station track work has changed some rides for the better; and other rides are worse. During Thursday’s evening rush hour, a passenger boards a shuttle bus along 34th Street headed to Melville, Long Island. Her name is Marina Molina and she usually would be riding the Long Island Rail Road. Emergency track work by Amtrak had reduced the number of trains by about 20 percent to Penn Station. Molina is the only passenger. She says the ride is about […]

  • NYC rats on the run from cats cared for by neighbors and The Guardian Angels

    Feral cats and rats are among the issues facing many New York City neighborhoods. Resident fight the battle daily. Some put out food for the cats. Others accept a bigger challenge and they’re getting some help from the Guardian Angels, whose volunteer patrols aim to add a layer of safety to the streets. Nancy Regula, who joined the Guardian Angels about a year ago, formed an Animal Protection Patrol. The patrol traps the feral cats and takes them to be spayed […]

  • MTA tests new directional floor mats on subway cars

    “Step inside, please.” “Hey, buddy, move in.” Riders make the requests with varying degrees of politeness with the arrival and departure of New York City subway trains. Now, there’s a new tool on the horizon to make getting on and off subway cars easier. MTA officials confirmed the agency is testing new floor mats on two trains running on the C line. The yellow decals feature arrows that are meant to encourage riders to step inside. They’re testing different types for […]

  • Nonprofit transforms ads into creative spaces for local artists

    LOWER EAST SIDE ,New York- “To have my work huge and visible is one of the most humbling experiences I’ve ever had!” From the sky to the street, works created by Elise R. Peterson are on full display.  “You can see this one here on Ludlow and Grant,” she showed us. “It’s something I never thought that would be a space in which my art would live and I’m just like so proud.” She is just one of the local artists […]

  • Train derails at Penn Station days before ‘summer of hell’ repairs start

    MANHATTAN — A train derailed at Penn Station on Thursday night. It was classified as a “slow speed derailment.” No injuries were reported and riders on the train told PIX11 News that the air-conditioning and power were operational during the more than 2-hour ordeal. The New Jersey Transit train derailed on Track 11 as it was approaching the platform, officials said. The train left Long Branch around 7:20 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Penn Station around 8:53. It derailed […]

  • 13-year-old girl reported missing in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — A 13-year-old girl has been missing from the Bronx since the Fourth of July. The family of Claritza Cruz says she left the house Tuesday near Westchester and Prospect Avenues in the Morrisania section of the Bronx to go to a nearby store. When she didn’t return, they reported her missing to NYPD and contacted PIX11 News for help. The family told police she was last seen around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. A bulletin was issued Wednesday. […]

  • Rains flood Astoria park’s basketball courts

    Summertime in the city draws people to NYC Parks and the water. But the rain is sticking around Woodtree Playground in Astoria, Queens and it has been flooding the basketball courts. Neighbors have reported the problem at the park along 20th Avenue and 37th Street. NYC Parks says crews are aware of the problem and are working to fix it. It may involve the use of industrial pumps and it could require a more complex restoration to fix the pipe […]