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
  • Shelter dog rescued in Lincoln Tunnel during nor’easter seeks new home

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — The runaway shelter dog that was saved by Port Authority police during this week’s nor’easter is looking for a loving home after escaping torture twice. Little 5-year-old Pandy finds her comfort sitting in a corner. She arrived at the Animal Haven Shelter just a few weeks ago after being rescued from the illegal dog meat trade in Thailand. For five years, Pandy was kept in captivity until she was brought to New York. A volunteer took the terrier-mix out for […]

  • 1 dead, 100 residents evacuated in Yonkers fire

    YONKERS, N.Y. — At least one person is dead and approximately 100 residents have been evacuated after flames broke out at a Yonkers apartment building, officials said. The fire began about 4 a.m. at 1 Hawley Terrace. When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting out of windows on the fifth floor of the seven-story residence. Firefighters faced additional challenges to battling the blaze after Tuesday’s snowstorm. First responders had to dig out fire hydrants for their hoses and water sprayed on the buildings froze […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Rikers Island captain caught on video kissing inmate, resigns

    NEW YORK — A Department of Corrections veteran captain has resigned after video surfaced showing her kissing an inmate inside what appears to be a Rikers Island jail cell. In the exclusive cellphone video obtained by PIX11 News, sources say, Capt. Shantay Dash walks by an inmate’s cell inside the RNDC complex. The two begin a conversation and suddenly Dash is seen leaning in for what appears to be a kiss. “What the heck?” Dash yells after the kiss. However, […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Inmates, officers discuss life behind bars at Rikers Island

    NEW YORK — Rikers Island is often described by many as a “hell on earth.” When we say many, we refer to inmates, officers and staff alike. It is a reputation that has plagued the massive jail complex for decades. PIX11 has spent over a year reporting on the issues within the jail system, encompassing both the positive and negative aspects. Recently a new ad hit the airwaves calling for Rikers Island to close. Jail officials and Mayor Bill de […]

  • Inside Rikers Island: Fixing the system

    NEW YORK — Inside the walls of Rikers Island, there is a team of people slowly but surely trying to fix what has often been described as a fractured and flawed system. Deputy Warden Melissa Matthews has been on the job for 25 years and hopes to one day see zero violence in the city jail system. She says it is not just a pipe dream. “I think everyone is involved in making this a safer place,” says Matthews. Matthews, […]

  • Powerball jackpot hits $403 million ahead of Wednesday’s drawing

    NEW YORK — The Powerball jackpot continues to grow, hitting $403 million ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing. This comes after no one won Saturday’s multi-state drawing for $349 million. The drawing is the tenth largest ever, Reuters reports, with the biggest being the only one to surpass the 10-digit mark at $1.59 billion. The winner, or winners, be will choose between receiving the money in an annuity paid out over 29 years, or in a lump sum that reduces the reward to […]

  • Online fundraising efforts for Karina Vetrano’s accused killer shut down

    NEW YORK — The defense team for the man accused of killing Karina Vetrano postponed his hearing until April during a court appearance Tuesday. Sources tell PIX11 it was so the team, provided by Legal Aide Society, could gather more evidence to help in their defense strategy. Lewis’ family and community activists spoke to the media after the hearing, saying the coverage of the case has not been fair. “We want due process for Chanel,” said Rev. Kevin McCall from […]

  • 2 NYPD officers revive woman who collapsed in Brooklyn subway station

    CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn — Two NYPD officers are being hailed heroes after they saved a woman who suddenly collapsed on a subway platform Thursday evening. Officers Amanda Phillips and Peng Zhu were patrolling the Lafayette Subway Station just after 5 p.m. when a woman, 53, suddenly collapsed. “I could see the female on her side…she was unresponsive, but gargling,” Phillips said. The two officers heard the call for help through the radio and rushed to the woman’s side, who hadn’t made […]

  • Neighborhood mourns beloved jeweler found dead in his TriBeCa store

    TRIBECA, Manhattan – Neighbors, customers and family members were mourning on Thursday the death of a beloved neighborhood jeweler found lifeless in his Manhattan store with zip ties around his neck and lying in a pool of blood. Omid Gholian, 43, emigrated from Iran to the United States looking for a better life for his family. He opened World of Gold N Diamond at Church and Duane streets in TriBeCa and has run the store for more than 10 years. […]

  • Frozen body found in bedroom of newly bought Bronx home

    FORDHAM MANOR, The Bronx – A man who recently bought a Bronx home, sight unseen, at an auction was touring his new property when a frozen body was found inside, authorities said. The grisly discovery was made Monday morning at 2700 Bainbridge Ave., officials said. The house has been empty for more than a year, its windows busted and steps cracked. “We walked in, I tried to wake him up,” said Tony Ovedia, a contractor who is working on the […]

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