Dan Mannarino is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning anchor for the PIX11 Morning News, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Dan joined PIX11 in 2011 as a reporter and has covered some of the biggest stories, including the terror attacks in Paris and Manchester, the election of Pope Francis live from Rome, Hurricane Sandy, the East Harlem explosion, the Philadelphia train derailment, the Chelsea bombings and many more.

Dan has won a number of broadcast media awards, including seven regional Emmy Awards, two which were for his exclusive Hidden New York Series that took viewers to unknown hidden spots around the tri-state area.

Over the past three years, Dan has provided in-depth reporting from inside Rikers Island, one of the country’s largest jail systems. With more than a dozen exclusive reports, Dan uncovered corruption and violence that helped shift the tide to shuttering the island over the next 10 years. Many of Dan’s exclusive reports on Rikers made national headlines.

Since 2003, Dan has volunteered for Camp New Day in New Jersey, working with developmentally delayed adults, a cause near and dear to his heart. In 2017, Dan became a co-founder and vice-president of the nonprofit charity Circle Up Foundation, the mission of which is to bring joy and dignity to the special needs community nationwide. You can learn more on this charitable organization at circleupfoundation.org.

Dan was born and raised in the tri-state area and is a proud graduate of Manhattan College in the Bronx. In 2017, Dan rescued a black lab mix named Bella. They can often be found at the dog park.


Recent Articles
  • Hidden NY: The Museum of Interesting Things

    NEW YORK — The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration and exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity — learning from the past to create a better future. Denny Daniel is the founder and curator of The Museum of Interesting Things. It’s a traveling museum. It pops up all over the city. It’s his passion and he loves to share it. He takes his exhibits on the road to schools, libraries and senior centers. He […]

  • 24-year-old man to be charged with murder in shooting of Gambino crime boss: police

    NEW YORK — A 24-year-old Staten Island man is expected to face murder charges in the killing of reputed Gambino crime family mob boss, Francesco “Frank” Cali, police said Saturday in a news conference. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea announced Saturday afternoon that Anthony Comello of Eltingville, Staten Island, is being held in a New Jersey jail. Shea said they anticipate Comello will return to Staten Island in the coming days to face murder charges for the fatal shooting. Shea […]

  • Hidden NY: Lower East Side alley leads to an unexpected surprise

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — There are so many nooks and crannies in New York City, but one alleyway in the Lower East Side has a real treasure at the end. The best way to start out on this adventure is to get to Rivington Street between Christie and Bowery.  Take Freeman Alley to the end where you’ll come upon Freemans. Freemans is a restaurant with a vibe that’s a little bit country and a little bit colonial.  You’ll see stuffed […]

  • Boeing 737 Max planes grounded: Who’s affected?

    The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian airliner that killed 157 people, a reversal for the U.S. after federal aviation regulators had maintained it had no data to show the jets are unsafe. With the planes grounded, what does this mean for passengers scheduled to fly on these aircrafts? Aviation Expert and Managing Editor of “The Points Guy,” Alberto Riva discuss what airlines […]

  • One-on-one with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams: Is he running for mayor?

    NEW YORK — Is Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams running for mayor? In an interview with PIX11, Adams says running for mayor in 2021 is possible and his team is forming an exploratory committee and will move forward from there. “Once the exploratory committee is done, we’ll be ready to announce,” he said. Adams also talks about available spaces inside New York City public schools for non-profits, his support for the new Meatless Mondays initiative, and a move to get […]

  • Hidden NY: A hidden brick oven perfect for pizza

    BROOKLYN — We all have our favorite place to get a great slice of pizza. Pizza Moto, tucked under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway between Carroll Gardens and Red Hook is home to a miracle. Pizza Moto has one of the oldest and largest brick ovens in the area, but it’s the journey of finding it that was really the big secret. Executive Chef David Sclarow was making and selling his pizza out of mobile, wood-fired ovens that he deployed all over […]

  • R. Kelly fallout: Psychologist analyzes singer’s interview

    Not even 24 hours following his explosive interview with CBS anchor Gayle King, singer R. Kelly was taken into custody for unpaid child support payments. Dr. Jeff Gardere, a psychologist at Touro College, talks about the R&B star’s downward spiral and what his interview reveals about his mental health as well as the young women who continue to defend him.

  • ‘Be More Chill’ hits Broadway in a ‘chill,’ unconventional way

    NEW YORK CITY —’Be More Chill’ is Broadway’s latest hit that got to the Lyceum Theater in such an unconventional way. The show has a bit of a sci-fi feel—based on a high school student named Jeremy, longing to become popular. So, he swallows a tiny computer, called a Squip, which is really a life coach, helping him excel at becoming popular. Like I said, it has a very sci-fi feel. “My initial thought process was I wanted to write […]

  • Erin Brockovich’s continued battle for clean water

    One of the most hazardous chemical compounds can be found in nearly every household item from non-stick pans, cleaners and even cosmetics. It’s called PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid). Environmental activist Erin Brockovich says PFOA is the largest emerging contaminant in our water in this country today, and the chemical causes a variety of cancers including testicular, thyroid and kidney cancer. Elevated lead levels in the country’s drinking water is also leading to health problems in young children. Brockovich says regular household […]

  • Protect yourself: Fighting back against cyberstalkers

    With cyberstalking on the rise, it’s becoming more and more crucial to protect yourself online. In wake of the hit series, “You,” cyber security experts emphasize the importance of securing your private information in the digital age. The binge-worthy drama focuses on book store manager Joe Goldberg and his romantic relationship, turned obsession, after he stalks a woman on the internet. The fan favorite first aired on Lifetime before hitting Netflix with the streaming service set to release its upcoming […]

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