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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
  • Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels on Broadway adaptation of `To Kill A Mockingbird`

    Academy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin and the “To Kill A Mockingbird” cast, including Emmy winner Jeff Daniels, discuss bringing the classic novel to Broadway. “To Kill A Mockingbird” opens Thursday. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

  • Hidden NY takes you to Sakagura: A taste of Japan hiding in a midtown basement

    MIDTOWN — In the shadows of the Chrysler building, smack in the middle of midtown, are a number of office buildings. Typically, you wouldn’t be allowed to just walk into a lobby and bypass a security guard, but at one specific building along 43rd Street, you can. At the end of the hallway, hang a left at the very first door next to the elevators and you’ll see a sign inside the door for a Sakagura Restaurant. It’s a pretty […]

  • Hidden NY heads to Jersey City: Miss Wong`s

    JERSEY CITY — Walking down Erie Street in Jersey City, you’ll find Talde restaurant in the heart of town. They are home to what they call “inauthentic Asian cuisine.” “We have everything to Filipino, to Korean to some Indian influenced spices and dishes,” says Zac Denham. “There is a little bit for everybody.” Let’s go back a few years ago and dig into the archive when this space was actually one of Jersey City’s police precincts. Today, it has been […]

  • Hidden New York: Rage Cage — A place to let out all that frustration

    MIDTOWN — Frustrated by Thursday’s storm? This week’s Hidden NY is a place to burn off all that pent up anger and frustration you may have.  Dan Mannarino takes you to a Midtown basement where it all takes place. Along 38th street in Midtown Manhattan, you’ll find any number of nondescript office buildings. Yet, at 344 38th Street, head inside, pass the security guard and head to the elevator. Take it to the basement level, and you’ll find a door labeled […]

  • ‘Network’ comes to Broadway, with Bryan Cranston as ‘mad as hell’ anchorman Howard Beale

    “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” “It’s a battle cry of sorts,” said actor Bryan Cranston, stepping into the iconic role of Howard Beale, the mad anchorman at the heart of the 1976 TV-news satire “Network,” a role that brought actor Peter Finch a posthumous Oscar the next year. The iconic  film is not only relevant today, it is prophetic in our age of “fake news” and deciphering fact from fiction. “You know, […]

  • ‘No child should be homeless in NYC,’ but 1 in 10 public school students are

    NEW YORK — What’s happening inside the halls of P.S. 446 in Brownsville, Brooklyn is hard to see on the faces or drawings that cover its walls, but go deeper, and there is a daily struggle, one that’s real and very personal. More than a quarter of the students are homeless. “The history of the building is that there was a lot of instability in terms of families, instability for housing, and instability to have access to a good education […]

  • 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 […]