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
  • 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 […]

  • Med student combines magic with medicine to help young patients

    STONY BROOK, N.Y.  — He’s known by the staff as Dr. Magic at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital. To his patients, who suffer from various illnesses including cancer, he’s known as David. David Elkin, 27, is a third-year medical student. While he is hard at work with the grueling schedule of a working student, Elkin finds time to volunteer in a very special way. Since we was a teenager, he has been fascinated with magic. Elkin decided to combine his passions, magic […]

  • Exclusive: Video captures Rikers prisoners hiding blades in rectums following slashing, sources say

    RIKERS ISLAND — In the blink of an eye on January 18, two inmates slashed another in the face inside the law library at Rikers Island. The injured inmate immediately gets up and runs away, while the other inmates in the room are immediately put on alert. Another slashing at Rikers Island is not necessarily new — but, what happens next that has alarmed a number of jail officials and city leaders. Sources tell PIX11 after the slashing, inmates are seen pulling […]

  • Mental capacity of murder suspect in Karina Vetrano death called into question

    NEW YORK — A man arrested in connection with the death of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano allegedly gave police specific details about the murder, law enforcement sources say. Law enforcement sources tell PIX11 that Chanel Lewis, 20, made two videotaped confessions where he gives “specific” details into how he killed Vetrano back in August 2016. On Monday Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce would only say he is leaving it in the hands of the grand jury regarding the sex […]

  • NYC deli owner fears for wife, daughter now stuck in Yemen due to Trump’s travel ban

    MANHATTAN – President Trump’s controversial travel ban is tearing a deli owner’s family apart, leaving him unsure when he’ll see his wife and newborn again. “I can’t answer that right now,” Horan Zokari said. “I wish I could. I wish I could say I’m flying to Yemen or they are coming here, but everything turned 360.” Horan, 24, is an American citizen born in New York City at Bellevue Hospital. The deli on the corner of Stanton and Allen streets in […]

  • Mother arrested in death of 4-year-old Brooklyn boy found with bruising

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn – Police have arrested the mother of a 4-year-old boy who was found in their Brooklyn apartment with bruises all over his body and later died, officials said Thursday. Officers responded Wednesday night to a 911 call of an unconscious child inside a basement apartment at 121 Riverdale Ave., police said. When they arrived, cops found 4-year-old Zamair Cooms in an unconscious and unresponsive state. EMS took Cooms to a hospital where he died. The child’s mother Zarah Coombs, 26, was […]

  • Woman in critical condition after setting herself on fire in Brooklyn: witnesses

    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A woman suffered severe burns throughout her body after she allegedly set herself on fire on a Brooklyn street Friday. The woman, 20, was standing outside St. Vincent’s Services, a childcare agency, on Boerum Place around 2:45 p.m. when she lit herself on fire, a witness on the scene told PIX11 News. The witness said before the incident she was screaming while standing on the corner of the street as her kids were being taken away. Two people […]

  • Resident hears yelling from inside her walls, finds nearly naked man trapped in kitchen vent

    KIPS BAY, Manhattan — A woman called 911 shortly after midnight Tuesday to report she was hearing a man yelling from inside her wall. FDNY Chief Patrick Tansey confirms that this was a real incident that required quite the rescue involving more than 40 firefighters. “We received an alarm for a man stuck in a wall,” Tansey said. A resident of 220 East 26th Street said she heard a crash in her kitchen vent then heard someone yelling for help. The FDNY […]

  • Man, 83, describes frightening attack after he was beaten, robbed in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — Basil Johnson heads out every night from his Macomb Road apartment in the Bronx to play dominos with his friends. It is something he says he has done for years — at a place just up the road from his home. On Friday, the game went longer than expected. He packed up and headed home around 8:45 p.m. On his way home, he says he felt that someone was following him. It was at that moment he was […]

  • Man, 21, charged in multivehicle Bronx crash that killed his best friend, family says

    ALLERTON, the Bronx — A 21-year-old has been charged with allegedly driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of a multivehicle crash that killed his best friend, the victim’s family told PIX11. Tanbir Islam was charged Friday with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to the NYPD. The Thursday night crash injured four people and killed Christopher Hulse, police say. Hulse and Islam were best friends, the victim’s family told PIX11, adding […]

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