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
  • ‘Junior’ killer attacks, dislocates shoulder of correction officer at Manhattan Detention Center

    NEW YORK — Jose Muniz, one of the five men convicted in the murder of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz, attacked a correction officer at the Manhattan Detention Center, dislocating the officer’s shoulder, according to sources. The attack took place Tuesday night at Manhattan Detention Center, where Muniz was being held. As of early Thursday morning, Muniz has been moved to Rikers Island, sources tell PIX11. The officer was treated at the hospital and released, according to sources. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent […]

  • Inmate lures Rikers correction officer into food pantry, chokes her: sources

    RIKERS ISLAND — A Rikers inmate is accused of luring a female correction officer into a pantry and choking her, sources told PIX11 News. The attack happened Wednesday morning at Rikers Island. Raphael Davlos is awaiting trial on robbery and forcible touching charges. He was arrested in August 2018. The officer was treated and released from the hospital. Following a string of violent attacks against correction officers in recent weeks, COBA president Elias Husamueen called on Department of Correction to […]

  • She was sent to Rikers Island because she couldn’t pay $500 bail. Now, she’s dead

    Layleen Cubilette-Polanco was arrested in April and sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail because she could not afford the $500 bail, her family said. Nearly two months later, the 27-year-old transgender woman was found unresponsive in her cell and later pronounced dead, according to the Department of Corrections. Her death is the latest in recent weeks to draw attention to the plight of the transgender community. Civil rights groups say Polanco’s death represents a web of factors that can […]

  • Magical prom for Brooklyn students with developmental disabilities who won PIX11’s Fuel My School campaign

    BROOKLYN — Prom night is always a magical evening for students, filled with dinner, dates, and yes, lots of dancing! But this Brooklyn high school was treated to an extra special surprise when PIX11’s Dan Mannarino joined the party. We first met the talented students and staff of P721K, the Brooklyn Occupational Training Center in Gravesend, when they were a finalist in PIX11’s Fuel My School contest earlier in May. The school ended up winning the $11,000 grand prize for […]

  • Jumaane Williams talks arrest at rent reform rally, Linda Fairstein backlash

    NEW YORK — It’s been a busy week for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. First he gets hauled away in handcuffs during a rent reform rally in Albany. Less than 24 hours later, he’s at a City Hall rally, and he also dropped in at the disciplinary trial of officer Daniel Pantaleo. Williams talks to PIX11 about rent regulations and the backlash against prosecutor Linda Fairstein following the debut of the Netflix series “When They See Us.”

  • Exclusive: Detainee attacks Rikers correction officer during bedside arraignment in 2nd major assault in recent days

    NEW YORK — A detainee attacked a Rikers Island correction officer on Friday in what is the second major assault on an officer in recent days, officials said. Two officers were at a bedside arraignment for a detainee at St. Barnabas Hospital on Friday night. The detainee went into a bathroom, ripped a pipe off the wall and then called out to the officers for help, officials said. When one of the correction officers went into the bathroom, the detainee […]

  • Correction officer hospitalized after inmate jumps him on Rikers Island: source

    NEW YORK — A Rikers Island correction officer is in the hospital after an inmate jumped him and punched him on the left side of his face multiple times, a source confirmed to PIX11 Friday. Damien Fuller is accused of punching the officer Thursday inside the Otis Bantum Correctional Center. The officer suffered a deep gash to his face, which is seen in a graphic photo provided to PIX11. Fuller is now charged with assault. COBA President Elias Husamudeen visited […]

  • North Shore Animal League America celebrates 75 years of saving animals

    The North Shore Animal League America is celebrating 75 years of work helping animals find forever homes in the area. The organization is hosting its annual Lewitt Luncheon, hosted by PIX11’s Dan Mannarino, Wednesday, June 12 at Noon at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck. Several animals will be up for adoption. Tickets are available at AnimalLeague.org. North Shore in Port Washington is currently holding an offer that all those who adopt a cat will receive 20 percent off of all […]

  • Hidden NY: ‘The 18th Room’ inspired by Prohibition

    You can’t just walk into ‘The 18th Room’ — You’ve got to find it first. If you get your coffee from Elena at the Stone Street Coffee stand on 9th Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets, you’re getting close. Check out where they keep their coffee supplies next door, and you’re almost there. When you find the secret door, they’ll buzz you in. Welcome to ‘The 18th Room’, a speakeasy inspired by Prohibition and the 18thAmendment. Dave Oz loves the intrigue. “People ask, they look […]

  • Hidden New York: Louis Armstrong’s home becomes a museum

    The king of jazz, Louis Armstrong, made his home in Corona, Queens. He and his wife, Lucille, lived on 107th St for years and years. The famous trumpeter moved in back when he was 42 years old, leaving New Orleans, to settle in New York. The Armstrongs lived in their home until 1983 and left it largely intact. Now the home is a museum, filled to the brim with artifacts from his life and his travels. Even his colorful African robes hang […]

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