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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
  • Hidden New York: The Cake Pusher

    NEW YORK — It’s the cake that keeps calling you, if only you can find it. Tim, also known as “The Cake Pusher” rents a space in a commercial kitchen in the South Bronx. That is where the magic happens from a guy who never went to culinary school. “I just put a lot of time into it,” says Tim Washington. “I feel like the most important ingredient in any recipe is time.” Tim’s business partner named him “The Cake […]

  • Video shows contraband smuggled through child’s diaper at Rikers Island, jail sources say

    RIKERS ISLAND — Video surveillance captured an alleged contraband exchange involving a child at Rikers Island, jail sources said. Surveillance footage obtained by PIX11 Wednesday shows a woman with a child on her lap visiting an inmate at the West Facility visiting area back in April. The woman is seen shuffling around, putting something into the child’s diaper before giving her over to the inmate. The inmate is then seen reaching into the child’s diaper before placing something into his […]

  • 16 correction officers, 2 captains injured in massive brawl at Bronx juvenile center

    BRONX — Correction officers were rushed to the hospital Sunday after the second massive brawl  at Horizon Juvenile Center in the Bronx in under a week, jail sources told PIX11. Sixteen correction officers and two captains were injured when about a dozen inmates got into a fight in the mess hall designated for problematic inmates, jail sources said. Both brawls happened after more than 90 teens were moved from Rikers Island to Horizon in response to the city’s implementation of the “Raise the […]

  • Hidden New York: Round K Coffee Shop

    MANHATTAN — Tucked away on the Lower East Side at 99 Allen St. is Round K Coffee shop. From the outside, it may look like a regular good old fashioned coffee ship, but on the inside you are transported to a 1960s Korean inspired cafe. “I wanted to introduce old fashioned Korean-style coffee shops, so I decided here to introduce more people to Korean style coffee,” said Round K owner Ockhyeon Byeon. Byeon opened the coffee shop and immediately became […]

  • Video shows melee at Bronx juvenile center that left at least 20 correction officers injured

    SOUTH BRONX — New surveillance video shows the moment rival gangs clashed inside of Horizon Juvenile Detention Center, which left at least 20 corrections officers injured. In the minute-long  video, dozens of correction officers can be seen attempting to subdue and separate several minors who were engaged in a heated brawl. At least 20  officers were injured when the fight erupted around 12p.m. Wednesday at the Bronx juvenile facility. Some of the officers were treated on the scene and several […]

  • Adding big style to a small space

    Let’s face it, the average New York apartment is not only expensive, it’s tiny.  And to keep those tight quarters organized, functional and stylish is an feat.  With the help of Marshall’s, celebrity home designer Courtney Cachet uses her know-how to help one Bronx family maximize their space without compromising their style or breaking the bank.  Check out her home redesign picks. COURTNEY CACHET’S SHOPPING LIST FURNITURE:  CONVERTIBLE SOFA: GJEMENI DECOR:  BEDDING, PILLOWS, RUGS, DECOR: MARSHALLS FABRIC/STORAGE BOXES: JOANN ELECTRONICS SUPERHEATED STEAM COUNTERTOP […]

  • Hidden New York: Charlotte’s Desserts

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Every town has their quaint little main street. In Farmingdale, Long Island, sweet tooth lovers can rejoice when they find Charlotte’s Desserts. Charlotte’s is open all year round, specializing in ice cream, frozen yogurt, old school candy and so much more. It’s a place where country meets Long Island. “It just fits the neighborhood,” says owner Nick DeVito. “We thought it would mirror and enhance the neighborhood a little bit.” When Nick purchased the building a few years […]

  • Hidden New York: Secrets of Forest Hills Stadium

    FOREST HILLS, Queens — Built in 1923, Forest Hills Stadium is a place full of history. It is where tennis greats like Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe once placed the U.S. Open, and where the Beatles toured back in 1964. Fifty years later, it is a go-to place for so many musicians like Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Van Morrison and more. The stadium fits 14,000 people comfortably — and there are some hidden rooms that can add to […]

  • Hidden New York: Bootlegger Jack’s

    ASTORIA, Queens — Willie Degel knows meat. After all, he owns numerous Uncle Jack’s steakhouses across the city, including a new location along Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria. “Everything to me is about quality, so if you love burgers, you have a burger. If you love apps, we have sick munchies to die for,” Degel said. “Then we have steaks and you have a choice of steaks, prime steak, we age, dry age, American Cross Breed.” The restaurant is huge, with […]

  • Correction officers rally after string of attacks at Rikers Island

    NEW YORK — The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association will hold a rally Thursday calling for a change following a string of attacks on jail guards at Rikers Island. The latest attack was on a correction officer Wednesday. He was jumped and slashed in the face by multiple gang members at the Rikers Island jail facility. He wants more protection for correction officers who fear their lives are on the line. “When me and my partner are walking, it’s the two […]