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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

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
  • 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 […]

  • Duo sought in smash-and-grab heist at high-end watch shop

    MANHATTAN — Police are investigating a smash-and-grab heist at a high-end watch store along Madison Avenue. Police said two men walked in to Jaeger LeCoultre, at 701 Madison Ave., about 10:45 Monday morning wearing dark clothing, hats and scarves that covered there faces. Armed with guns, they smashed a number of display cases and grabbed what they could. The duo then left the store and fled south on Madison Avenue as horrified employees called 911. Police roped off the area […]

  • Police arrest man accused of killing wife, abandoning 5-year-old daughter at Port Authority

    BROOKLYN. N.Y. – Police have arrested a Connecticut father who allegedly abandoned his 5-year-old daughter inside the Port Authority bus terminal and who is wanted for questioning in the slaying of the girl’s mother. Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, was taken into custody Friday at a shelter in Brooklyn, police said. Ruono has been wanted since Monday morning when his daughter was found, alone, at the Manhattan bus terminal. Passersby saw the child by herself and alerted police. The Stamford Advocate […]

  • 2 arrested in stabbing death of 26-year-old Hofstra grad found in shallow grave in NJ

    GRAMERCY, Manhattan – Police arrested two men in connection to the stabbing death of a Connecticut man who was stabbed 15 times, police said. Joey Comunale, 26, was found buried in a shallow grave in New Jersey, police said. Police charged James Rackover, 25, and Lawrence Dilione, 28, with second-degree murder, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Dilione was also hit with hindering the prosecution. Law enforcement sources say Rackover changed his last name from Beaudoin after meeting […]

  • Body of Stamford man found with multiple stab wounds at Jersey Shore: sources

    NEW YORK — The body of the Connecticut man who was last seen attending a party in midtown over the weekend was found in a suitcase in New Jersey, law enforcement sources confirmed. The remains of Joseph Comunale, 26, of Stamford, was found in Oceanport in Monmouth County on Wednesday. Sources say the body was found with multiple stab wounds. Initially, it was believed the body may have been “chopped.” But later sources clarified that Comunale’s body was not severed. Comunale […]

  • Driver narrowly escapes massive tree falling on car in midtown

    MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — A driver escaped nearly unharmed when a massive tree fell on his car while he was driving in midtown. The driver was on E. 51st Street between Second and Third avenues when the tree fell on his car around 12 p.m. The tree slammed on the windshield of the white Jeep, blocking the road. FDNY responded to the scene and proceeded to cut the tree to clear the road. The driver was treated at the scene for […]

  • Thousands of dead fish appear in Long Island canal

    HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. — Thousands of dead fish were found Monday morning in a Southampton canal after they couldn’t get enough oxygen in the shallow body of water. Fishermen and passersby near the Shinnecock Canal in Long Island noticed what one person called a “sheet of fish” and alerted authorities Monday morning. State police and officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation were on scene investigating, according to multiple news outlets. The deaths of these bunker fish — in what’s known […]