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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
  • Brooklyn app helps small businesses compete with Amazon and helps you find the perfect gift

    BROOKLYN — In the day of Amazon and online shopping, mom-and-pop shops have a tough time competing for customers.  But a new app is helping small boutiques do what they do best right on the phones of their shoppers. While some think brick-and-mortar stores will go the way of the horse and buggy, one developer is giving retailers the chance to reintroduce themselves to customers through an app with a personal touch. “What they have is different, what makes them different is the […]

  • Buildings Department investigates illegal home conversions

    NEW YORK— Illegal home conversions are a key issue in several city council races among the five boroughs. The New York City Department of Buildings has thousands of open complaints, which is why each week, several marshals investigate the complaints with one goal in mind: keeping New Yorkers safe. Many doors have been closed on federal agents such as Marshal Ryan Gobin as they investigate homes for the Department of Buildings. Gobin is part of a team that responds to […]

  • Miss Subways contest is back— and now open to all genders

    From 1941 until the late 1970s, more than 200 women wore the crown of Miss Subways. “It was the first integrated beauty pageant in the country,” said Sarah Celentano, assistant director of the City Reliquary.  “The first black Miss Subways was elected in 1947.” The contests were sponsored by the New York Subway Advertising agency and meant to get people to look up at ads while they rode the trains. Today’s version of the contest is trying to get people to […]

  • Dog owners hunt rats in New York

    NEW YORK — There’s no denying the rat problem in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio​ just introduced a $32-million plan to try and keep the problem in check.  But for the last 25 years, the Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society, or R.A.T.S, has been circling the city streets to hunt them down. The group of dog owners put their terriers to work doing what they were bred to do: hunt rats.  Joe Mauceri went on a recent hunt on the Lower […]

  • Televisiting lets kids talk to incarcerated parents without going to prison

    NEW YORK — An organization is trying to help keep families together throughout the legal process with televisiting. Psychiatrist Phyllis Harrison Ross saw how prisons were using their video conferencing software to have inmates meet with their lawyers or appear before a judge and she came up with a brilliant idea: use the technology to help them meet with their children. Now, the televisiting program at the New York Society for Ethical Culture is helping hundreds of children see their […]

  • Artist wants to bring Hollywood-style sign to Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN — Back in 2007, artist Susanna Briselli had an office near the South Street Seaport that looked out on the Brooklyn skyline. “People who would come and visit us, we’d take them up on the roof and show them the landscape and they’d say, ‘Well, we see the Brooklyn Bridge, but where exactly is Brooklyn?'” said Briselli. It happened so many times she decided Brooklyn needed a sign, something similar to “Hollywood” sign out in Los Angeles. Briselli took […]

  • 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 […]