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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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    IBM super-computer will overhaul NYC 311

    Millions of questions, requests and complaints go to one place in New York City. NYC 311 handled nearly 36 million reports in 2016. The first overhaul of the system is now in the works and it should create a smarter system. Over the next 18 months, IBM will install networks and systems. It includes “Watson,” which is the company’s natural-language processing software. “Day in and day out, 311 staff work hard to help New Yorkers. Better technology will mean the […]

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    Escaped bull in Queens could have gone to NJ sanctuary

    Some lucky animals are ending up in greener pastures in New Jersey. Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, NJ has rescued cows that escaped area slaughterhouses. On Tuesday afternoon, a bull escaped from a business in Jamaica, Queens. Mike Stura, who is vegan, founded the facility in 2015. Last January, he rescued a cow that had escaped from a slaughterhouse in Queens. Stura nicknamed him “Freddie” and he has been doing well at the sanctuary. He had hoped to […]

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    Subway musician plans to collect money for those in need

    Millions of people ride New York City’s subway every day. At some stations, music drowns out the screeches of the trains. Subway performers take to the platform for their art and their livelihood. They notice what’s going on underground. Homelessness is one of the issues facing the city and the transit system. Will Boyajian has recently started an initiative called “Hopeful Cases.” Social media posts noted his performance this week and his sign at Port Authority this week. He says […]

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    Animals and employees from Bronx Zoo star in television series

    Lights. Cameras. Crocodiles. Animal Planet will premier this Saturday an 8-episode “docu-series” shot last summer at the Bronx Zoo. It offers a first-ever behind the scenes look at the animals and the employees who care for them. “The Zoo” airs at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet. Patrice Andrews, General Manager of Animal Planet, doesn’t call it a reality show. “You can’t cue the animals, they’re just doing what they’re doing,” she says. Jim Breheny the the Bronx Zoo’s Director and […]

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    Does removing trash bins on subway platforms reduce littering?

    NEW YORK – Reports are finding flaws with the MTA’s plan to keep trash out of the subway system. Some garbage cans have been removed from a few dozen stations. But is that making the problem worse? Riders have a few suggestions to tackle the problem. PIX11’s Greg Mocker explains.

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    Tell NYC DOT about transit challenges

    New York City has many long commutes and places that take too long to visit. The NYC Department of Transportation is creating maps and data lists to organize the challenges of the city. You can submit your trips and concerns on line at www.transitplanNYC.org. Later this year, the information will be used to generate maps and help planners outline projects for the coming years. Community events are planned in each borough. The next one in in Ridgewood, Queens on February […]

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    Historic NYC house hosts ‘Hamilton’ documentary

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — It’s one of the rooms where it happened in the oldest house in Manhattan. Before “Hamilton” became a smash hit on Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda journeyed to the Morris-Jumel Mansion near West 160th Street and Highbridge Park in Washington Heights. Miranda wrote some of the music in rooms where Former Vice-President Aaron Burr lived with his second wife for a few years in the 1830s. Burr shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804. George Washington and […]

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    Jerry Seinfeld uses MetroCard to highlight cost of transportation

    New York City is full of characters and stories. Jerry Seinfeld, who’s television show was based in New York City, used his Instagram to call attention to transportation in the area. Good+ Foundation focuses on many issues. Jessica Seinfeld is the founder of the organization.  

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    Information boards replaced at New York Penn Station

    Check the screens for updates. Amtrak has replaced the big board at Penn Station. It hasn’t made that sound in more than a decade, but it did have a retro feel. It’s part of upgrades system-wide to enhance the customer experience. Some riders say they miss the old-time feel. There was a time when riders could “hear” when train arrival and departure information was posted on the big boards. The displays would click when gates and names were updated. The boards […]

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    Price increase requires new MetroCard Math

    How many rides until your unlimited card pays for itself? If you have a regular work schedule and plan activities for the weekend, what’s the most economical deal? With the MTA fare increase set to take effect on Sunday, March 19, 2017, riders will be paying 14 cents more per swipe. PIX11 News did some MetroCard math and also profiled the extreme ride of Matthew Ahn. He held the Guinness World Record for visiting all MTA stations in 2016. Now […]