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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
  • How does Crime Stoppers work? We take you inside the NYPD unit

    NEW YORK — It all begins with a simple phone call, inside a windowless room at Police Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The NYPD Crime Stoppers Unit is staffed by 13 seasoned detectives who answer calls from New Yorkers offering tips on criminal cases that happened somewhere in the five boroughs. In fact, you have probably heard the call to action right here on PIX11 News, with us saying, if you have information to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS […]

  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine granted bail after being held in Rikers Island’s contagious unit: source

    NEW YORK — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was being held in Rikers Island’s contagious unit after he was arrested in New York on a Texas warrant for allegedly choking a 16-year-old at a mall, has been granted bail, sources said Friday. The news of his housing and his bail was first reported by TMZ and confirmed by PIX11 News sources. The 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper, whose birth name is Daniel Hernandez, is being held in isolation within the Contagious Disease Unit […]

  • Inmate fatally choked inside Rikers Island by alleged Trinitarios gang member, jail source says

    NEW YORK — An inmate at Rikers Island was choked to death allegedly by another inmate on Monday, marking the first homicide inside the jail complex in a decade, a law enforcement source told PIX11 News. The attack happened at the complex’s Anna M. Kross Center (AMKC), a 40-acre space that houses male detainees in 40 housing areas. Multiple correction officers tried to pull Artemio Rosa off the victim but they were unsuccessful, jail sources said. By the time they successfully pulled […]

  • 3 of ‘Junior’s’ accused killers have entire Rikers jail to themselves: source

    NEW YORK — An entire unit meant to house 50 inmates at Rikers Island has been set aside for three of the men accused of killing 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz at a Bronx bodega, a high-ranking jail source told PIX11 News Tuesday. Those three men – Danel Fernandez, 21; Jose Muniz, 21 and Santiago Rodriguez, 24 – have been isolated from other inmates because of threats made against them, sources said. Other inmates “want blood from them.” “I’ve never seen an entire […]

  • ‘Most-watched inmates’: Suspects in ‘Junior’ killing moved out of general population at Rikers

    NEW YORK — Several of the alleged Trinitarios members accused of killing a Bronx teen were moved out of the general population at Rikers Island because of threats made against them, a high-ranking jail source told PIX11 News on Monday. Danel Fernandez, 21; Jose Muniz, 21; Manuel Rivera, 18 and Santiago Rodriguez, 24, are in high-classification units because they’re considered a danger to staff and other units, sources said. The four men are among eight arrested in the June 20 killing of […]

  • Inside supervised injection sites: How they work in the fight against opioid crisis

    Along a four block stretch of Vancouver, British Columbia, it won’t take long to find someone using or dealing drugs on the street. But when you look at a city of Vancouver, you find in this beautiful landscape that addiction does not discriminate. That is true everywhere. Take, for example, Dan Beaverstock. He lives in Vancouver, he’s a father and he was a carpenter until he was injured on the job and was treated with pills for the pain. We […]

  • Inside supervised injection sites and fight against the opioid crisis

    Not a day goes by that Linda Ventura does not think about her son Thomas. “Thomas was an outstanding lacrosse player, scouted when he was in the ninth grade,” Ventura said. But after the divorce of his parents and the loss of his grandparents, Thomas found his way to drugs to cope with the pain. “There was Thomas, my son, who was charismatic, could walk into a room and charm everyone, and then there was Thomas struggling with substance abuse […]

  • Newark boy makes bow ties to help dogs get adopted

    NEWARK, NJ — How many 11-year-olds can say the impact they have done caught the attention of former president Barack Obama? Darius Brown has a love for dogs and wanted to find a way to help dogs in shelters get adopted. Darius created his company Beaux and Paws after he saw the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wanted to help displaced dogs, and it worked! “As soon as I give them a bow tie, boom! Adopted,” he […]

  • From Bikini Bottom to Broadway, ‘SpongeBob’ brings the cartoon to life

    NEW YORK — There is so much to take in from the moment “SpongeBob on Broadway” begins. From the moment the curtain rises, the magic begins as the audience watches a cartoon come to life before their very eyes. While the world of Bikini Bottom and Krabby Patties remain, along with the characters seen in the cartoon, the story line is different. SpongeBob is trying to prove his worth, by saving his hometown from being destroyed. Ethan Slater, playing SpongeBob in his Broadway […]

  • Baby girl among 4 family members shot dead in Brooklyn: police

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Four family members, including a 1-year-old girl, were shot and killed in their Brooklyn home Wednesday, according to police. The child’s grandmother made the horrifying discovery around 5 a.m. at the three-bedroom apartment in the Riverdale Osborne Towers on Thatford Avenue, near Riverdale Avenue, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said. The victims have been identified as Laylay Briggs, 1; Terrance Briggs, 27; Loyd Drain III, 16; and Loyd Drain Jr., 57; according to police. All four lives at the apartment. […]