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Joe Mauceri is a New Yorker and Emmy-nominated reporter for PIX11 News.

While at News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, Joe covered major stories like Hurricane Sandy and the murder of Leiby Kletzky a young Hasidic boy who was kidnapped while walking home from school for the first time.

Joe has received awards from the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Joe grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and went to Regis High School before heading north to Syracuse University where he got his degree in Broadcast Journalism.

He started his career at WWAY, an ABC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C. tracking down corrupt politicians and backwards sheriff’s departments.

In his free time Joe enjoys playing sports, working out, and finding the hidden gems of New York.

Don’t hesitate to contact him with a story idea, comment, or concern.

Recent Articles
  • Swarm of bees prompts shutdown of street in midtown Manhattan

    MANHATTAN –– A swarm of bees prompted the closure of a street in midtown Manhattan Friday afternoon, police said. The NYPD shut down 47th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues for hours due to the bees. PIX11 captured video of a beekeeper vacuuming a ServiceMaster Restore van in front of 575 Fifth Ave. as onlookers watched from a distance for fear of getting stung. An employee for the restoration company saw bees taking over his vehicle at about 11 a.m. […]

  • 2 men face murder charges in NYC death of Stamford man

    NEW YORK — Two men are finally facing murder charges in the death of a Connecticut man who’d attended a party at a Manhattan luxury apartment building. James Rackover, of Manhattan, and Lawrence Dilione, of Jersey City, New Jersey appeared in court on Wednesday after being indicted for the murder of 26-year-old Joseph Comunale. Rackover owned the East Side apartment where authorities say the Stamford man was fatally stabbed in November. Authorities say the two drove Comunale’s body to Oceanport, […]

  • New-look NYCFC looks ahead to pivotal home opener against rival D.C. United

    NEW YORK – NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira has one message for his team. “I want the best from every single player, every day in training and in the game,” Vieira said. “You have to earn that spot and the best way to do it is to perform.” The legendary midfielder is starting his second as head coach of New York City Football Club. “We have a better squad than we had last year,” Vieira said. It was an active […]

  • ACC Tournament makes Brooklyn debut

    BROOKLYN — The ACC Tournament is making it’s Brooklyn debut at Barclays Center this week. But thanks to a controversial law, the move could be for a lot longer than expected. There isn’t an ACC school within 200 miles of Barclays Center, but back in 2014 the league made a business decision to bring the conference tournament to Brooklyn for a two year trial. “The Barclays Center’s a fantastic venue,” said Miami Hurricanes Coach and Bronx Native Jim Larrañaga. “New […]

  • Voters call for Congressman Donovan to hold Town Hall regarding voting record on Trump’s travel ban

    BAY RIDGE — Missing posters are popping up around Bay Ridge as voters search for a “missing” congressman. The South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance and several other groups have organized protests outside the office of Republican Dan Donovan. The groups want the Congressman to hold a traditional town hall to answer questions about his voting record on President Trump’s travel ban and the Affordable Care Act. “I think the biggest issue is that he accurately represents his constituency and the only […]

  • I Am Brooklyn: Business brings moss terrariums to concrete jungle

    If you’re sick of the concrete jungle and longing for your own green space, Twig Terrariums may have the answer. The Brooklyn business started when one of the partners felt trapped in their cubicle. Now the duo is creating special scenes inside the transparent homes for plants. They even made one for Martin Scorsese with a scene straight out of Goodfellas: a mob hit complete with a body in a trunk. Check out the company’s story as we sat down […]

  • The Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up this summer as new spans open

    NEW YORK — Parts of the overworked Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up this summer, after a new span opens in the spring. Some 185,000 vehicles cross the rusting 78-year-old bridge every day — but it was built for 10,000. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office confirmed on Wednesday that the old portion of the bridge will be blown up after the new portion opens, though there isn’t a set date yet for when traffic will be able to travel over the new […]

  • New Bed-Stuy bakery honors hip-hop legends with Biggie Smalls, Tupac cookies

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn baker is creating delicious treats featuring the faces of Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Eazy-E. Khayri Ayers opened his new shop CakeBoi on Throop Avenue last week. Ayers told PIX11 News growing up in the same neighborhood as Christopher Wallace — also known as Notorious B.I.G. — inspired him to put his face on the cookie. “Very inspirational for a lot of the youth in the neighborhood,” Ayers said. “He put the city on the map all over […]

  • I Am Brooklyn: Specialty grocery store awarded

    Individual customer service, rare foods, and plenty of samples. It’s been part of the recipe for success at Sahadi’s for almost 70 years. Now the specialty store is being recognized with the James Beard Foundation’s American Classics award. I stopped by the shop to talk with owner Christine Whelan about the family tradition in this segment of I Am Brooklyn.

  • NYC Council plastic bag fee blocked by governor who says it’s ‘deeply flawed’

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The nickel tax has been nixed. Just hours before it was set to take effect, Governor Cuomo signed a bill preventing New York City from charging shoppers 5-cents for paper and plastic bags at stores throughout the five boroughs. Cuomo, a Democrat, called the fee “deeply flawed” because it would allow store owners to keep the profit. Already a new proposal has popped up in it’s place. “Sometimes a five-cent fee is the difference between the person […]