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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
  • Head of ACS says she’ll retire in wake of 2 high-profile deaths of children

    NEW YORK — The head of the Administration for Children’s Services is stepping down following two high-profile abuse cases that ended in deaths of young boys. Gladys Carrión, ACS commissioner, is retiring, a mayoral spokeswoman confirmed Monday afternoon. “After three years in this role, and after much thought and deliberation, I am writing to submit my resignation,” Carrión wrote in a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I have struggled with this decision, but have come to the conclusion that it is best […]

  • Rikers Island correction officer reported missing

    NEW YORK – A correction officer who works at Rikers Island has gone missing, authorities said Thursday. Officer Ken Smith was last heard from at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officials said. His wife reported him missing. Additional details about his disappearance were not immediately available. “We are very concerned about our missing officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we pray for his safe and speedy return,” Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte said. “We are working […]

  • ‘The Moms’ co-host Denise Albert, who is battling cancer, says she felt ‘violated’ during TSA search

    LOS ANGELES — A breast-cancer patient said she felt violated and humiliated in a public TSA search at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday after two security agents put her through what she called an aggressive pat down. Denise Albert, a frequent guest on the PIX11 Morning News and co-host of “The Moms,” was traveling through LAX security when two TSA agents pulled her aside for a manual search because she was trying to bring a necessary medical cream with her on her […]

  • Rikers Island correction officer arrested on suspicion of raping a child

    THE BRONX — A correction officer at Rikers Island has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child, authorities said. Jose Urena, 47, was taken into custody by three detectives Tuesday while he was working, and in uniform, at the jail, a law enforcement source said. He faces a charge of rape, sexual conduct against a child less than 13, and endangering the welfare of a child, according to police. Urena was being arraigned Wednesday. Police said the suspected sexual […]

  • $50,000 reward posted in case of NYC correction officer killed while sitting in car

    NEW YORK — A $50,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter who gunned down a New York City correction officer as she sat in a car outside a Brooklyn home. The Correction Officers Benevolent Association issued the reward, describing their slain colleague as a rising star in the department. Police say 25-year-old Alastasia Bryan was shot Sunday night while sitting in a car outside a home in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn. Officers […]

  • Daredevil teen photographed climbing NYC skyscrapers turns himself in to police

    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. — Daredevil Justin Casquejo turned himself into police Friday after he was back to climbing tall buildings and posting the photos online for his thousands of followers. Casquejo went to the police around 12:30 p.m. Authorities wanted to speak to him regarding his latest climbs of various buildings in the city. #BREAKING thrill seeking teen arrested and charged for climbing buildings in NYC . Charged with a felony . Details at 5 @PIX11News pic.twitter.com/ZzMmjYwfBh — Dan Mannarino (@DanMannarino) December 2, […]

  • ACS investigated after failing to make contact with family of toddler allegedly abused by mom’s boyfriend

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — The Administration for Children’s Services is being investigated after Child Protective specialists failed to make contact with the family of 3-year old Jayden Jordon, who is now fighting for his life in a Manhattan hospital. According to a statement, ACS officials received an anonymous tip regarding child abuse at Jaden’s Brooklyn home on Saturday, Nov. 26. When they arrived, they quickly realized it was the wrong address. According to ACS, they returned again on Sunday and spoke to […]

  • Daredevil photographed hanging from building top could face charges

    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. — Daredevil Justin Casquejo is back to climbing tall buildings and posting the photos to his thousands of followers. The Weekhawken, N.J., resident was arrested in 2014 for breaking into One World Trade Center and climbing to the top. Casquejo was 17 at the time. He received a slap on the wrist from the judge and said he was sorry for his actions. The teen was sentenced to 30 days of community service. But Casquejo has been busy since […]

  • Rikers Island inmates prepare Thanksgiving dinners for city’s homeless

    RIKERS ISLAND — It’s a Thanksgiving service project from the unlikeliest of places — Rikers Island. Inside the jail’s kitchen, inmates prepared a massive turkey dinner. Not for themselves, but for the less fortunate on the streets who don’t have home-cooked meals this holiday season. PIX11 was granted exclusive access inside the Rikers kitchen, where inmates prepped and cooked 50 turkeys and all the fixings that will feed an estimated 500 people. “This is a program that is part of the Commissioner’s reform […]

  • Suspect in slaying of Hofstra grad dumped in shallow grave in NJ released on bail

    NEW YORK — A suspect in the slaying of a Hofstra grad who was stabbed to death in an Upper East Side apartment then dumped in a shallow grave in New Jersey has been released on bail, according to the Department of Corrections. Larry Dilione, 28, posted bail — $300,000 in cash — on Wednesday and was released, the DOC said. Dilione and James Rackover, 25, were arrested in the death of Joey Comunale. The men were charged last week with concealment […]