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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
  • Man speaks out after being struck by lightning on Long Island

    BAY SHORE, N.Y. — It’s a miraculous story after Monday’s massive storms — a Long Island man was hospitalized after being struck by lightning, but is now recovering and talking about his traumatic experience. Jose Campos, 48, fought back tears Tuesday as he recounted his near death experience. The father of two was wrapping up work on a forklift at Roman Stone Construction during Monday’s downpour when a bolt of lightning struck the ground about 20 feet from where he […]

  • Facebook starts alerting millions of users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

    If you checked Facebook on Monday, you may have seen a warning letting you know if your personal information was compromised. Facebook alerted 87 million users that they were impacted by the privacy scandal plaguing the country. Recently it’s come to light that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, employed by Donald Trump, gained access to the data of those users. The company itself revealed that hackers may have accessed at least some information from all Facebook account holders, which is […]

  • NYC bike safety program allows cyclists to follow pedestrian signals

    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — City Intersections can be some of the most dangerous places in New York. Drivers, Pedestrians, and Bike Riders all try to get to their destination with little regard for one another. The city is hoping to help make those intersections a little safer by giving bike riders a head start. Bike riders and drivers share the road, but at dozens of New York City intersections, they will be operating under different rules. Instead of waiting for […]

  • High-rise development threatens future of Brooklyn community garden

    For almost 40 years the Rockwell Place Garden has served as a little greenery in the concrete jungle. But a new invasive species is threatening the future of the garden’s existence. In the last 10 years, high-rise buildings have sprouted around the garden trees. Alloy Development plans to build a tower the size of the Chrysler building on Flatbush just across the street. If it’s built, it would be the tallest building in Brooklyn. And, because of its location, it would […]

  • New gadget reminds doctors, nurses to wash their hands

    NEW YORK — There’s no denying that keeping your hands clean is the easiest way to avoid spreading germs. But when doctors and nurses are rushing from patient to patient, remembering to wash is easier said than done. “In a busy day, a lot of distractions, you might forget to wash your hands,” said SUNY Downstate Epidemiology & Infection Control Director Robert Gwizdala. Across the country, almost 2 million patients contract infections while in the hospital every year. Which is […]

  • Brooklyn students rally against gun violence in their communities

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — More than 700 students from Ascend charter schools protested gun violence on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall Friday. Each of them were classmates of 15-year-old Rohan Levy, who was shot and killed while hanging out with friends near his East Flatbush home just one year ago. Levy’s mother, Nadine Sylvester, and sister, Kyla Robotham, are keeping his legacy alive by leading the calls to end gun violence. “He was like my best friend. He was like […]

  • Deal in the works to avoid teacher strike in Jersey City

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — It could be the final straw for teachers in Jersey City. If they can’t reach a deal with the school board, more than 4,000 union members are set to go on strike. Teachers in Jersey City have been working without a contract since September, and if they don’t like what they hear from the school board Thursday, they plan to go on strike for the first time in 20 years — The last time there was […]

  • Community pushes back on plans to turn vacant Brooklyn lot into hotel

    BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — Some Brooklyn residents are crying foul after learning about plans to build a hotel on a vacant lot in Bay Ridge. Lawmakers are stepping in to stop plans from moving forward before it’s too late. For almost 10 years, a vacant lot in Bay Ridge has been on the market, and now a deal is almost done. The would-be buyer plans to build a 63-room hotel on the lot — a plan that residents aren’t too keen […]

  • 2 children dead, pregnant woman and 2 others injured after being struck by driver in Park Slope

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — Two children are dead and three adults, including a pregnant woman, were injured after being struck by a driver, who witnesses say attempted to flee, in Brooklyn on Monday. The pedestrians were struck by a 2016 Volvo S60 Sedan at the intersection of Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope around 12:40 p.m., according to police. A PIX11 reporter on scene witnessed a pregnant woman and two children in a stroller get off a bus when they were […]

  • New Yorkers consume more marijuana than any other city in the world: study

    Whether you smoke, vape, or eat it, New Yorkers are consuming more marijuana than any other city in the world, according to a new study. New Yorkers consume more than 77 tons of weed each year, the report from Seedo, a company that produces growing systems and advocates for legalization of the drug showed. Dr. Igor Zhuravenko, one of the few doctors in the city allowed to prescribe medical marijuana to patients, was extremely surprised by the ranking. He suggested it […]