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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
  • 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 […]

  • SEE IT: Gun jams on suspect during robbery attempt at Bronx deli

    THE BRONX — Workers at the Habibi Deli in the Bronx are considering themselves lucky after a gun-toting suspect allegedly  tried to kill them — but the gun jammed. The whole incident began shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday, at the East Gun Hill Road Deli. That is where police say 22-year-old Timothy Bohler walked in and tried to buy an Arizona ice tea on credit. When the clerk said no, Bohler became irate and tried to steal the clerk’s money. […]

  • ‘Subway therapy’ sticky notes help New Yorkers process, cope after election

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — Days after a contentious and divisive election, New Yorkers are finding a simple and easy way to express themselves: sticky notes. In the long pathway linking the No. 1 train to the L train under 14th Street sits a man who has dubbed himself the “subway therapist.” His name is Matt Chavez and he is not actually a licensed therapist at all. “I am not a licensed therapist,” Chavez said. ” However, I do not think you need to […]

  • Broken machines, vanishing names leave New Yorkers waiting for hours at polling stations

    NEW YORK — Voters across New York City and elsewhere in the tri-state area were plunged into voting nightmares on Election Day,  facing wait times of up to three hours, misplaced ballots, broken machines and even names vanishing from the rolls. PIX11 viewers across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey have been contacting the newsroom with their complaints throughout the day, beginning just minutes after polls opened at 6 a.m. And social media posts are rife with tales of expected obstacles. “It’s […]

  • Multiple employees injured in brawl at Manhattan Detention Complex

    NEW YORK — Eight employees were injured when a brawl broke out Sunday morning at the Manhattan Detention Complex. According to a Department of Correction official, the incident happened around 8 a.m. The assistant deputy warden who was punched in the face was treated at the MDC clinic. He then returned to duty. A captain and six officers were taken to an area hospital where they were treated for pepper spray exposure and minor injuries. “We have zero tolerance for […]