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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
  • Hidden New York: Dinner in a historic bank vault

    MANHATTAN — In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Financial District sits 115 Broadway, the Trinity Building. Standing proud, it is one of New York’s most ornate gothic-style buildings dating back to 1904. Inside and three steps down now sits one of the world’s oldest and largest bank vaults. In fact, in the early 1900s it was in fact the largest vault in the world weighing 35,000 tons. “This is 5-inch thick steal. You could not move it […]

  • Sex behind bars: Unsupervised visits at Rikers Island prompt new questions

    NEW YORK — It is a PIX11 exclusive and the details may not be suitable for children, as this involves sex behind the walls of Rikers island, and we are not talking about just inmates here. Let’s take you back inside the walls off the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC) complex at Rikers Island earlier this month. Sources said an inmate, whose name PIX11 has decided not to publish, was granted a request to see a visitor. The inmate was […]

  • Video: Man detained at site of raid in Manchester during concert bombing investigation

    MANCHESTER — A man was seen being detained in Manchester, where officials were conducting a raid in connection to the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people earlier this week, video showed. A controlled explosion and raid took place in Manchester Wednesday around noon local time on the third floor of the Grandby House. Residents say the building shook and the fire alarm went off, prompting many to evacuate. Some say they feared a bomb had gone off. A […]

  • Phony livery cab driver shot in Bronx robbery drives himself to hospital: police

    EASTCHESTER, The Bronx — A driver picking up a hale in the Bronx was shot after his customer was robbed, then managed to drive himself to the hospital, officials said Monday. The victim was picking up a man on Tillotson Avenue when the passenger was robbed of his gold chain, police said. It was about 4 a.m. outside The Garage nightclub. The driver, identified as Michael Philabert, then followed the robber, who met up with a second man near De Lavall Avenue. […]

  • Inside the mysteries of Hart Island in the Bronx, the cemetery of the unknown

    HART ISLAND, the Bronx — It’s often referred to as the island of the unknown, a place full of mystery. Hart Island is the largest public cemetery in the entire country, with over one million people buried there. With all those souls and lives resting there, one might think it is an area bustling with people. On the contrary: Hart Island is a place very few have ever been able to visit. The 131-acre island, smack in the middle of […]

  • Top Correction Department watchdog removed from post for eavesdropping on inmate phone calls: sources

    NEW YORK — A Department of Correction official is being removed from his post for eavesdropping on inmate phone calls, officials said Monday. Gregory Kuczinski, the head of Correction’s investigation division, allegedly listened in on phone calls made between the Department of Investigation and confidential informants, DOI officials said. Staff members under Kuczinski’s purview were also involved. Kuczinski and the staffers apparently received and ignored written directives telling them to end the surveillance, DOI officials said. Correction Department employees are not allowed to monitor calls made to DOI […]

  • Exclusive video shows 8-on-1 inmate beat down inside Rikers Island

    QUEENS, N.Y. — An inmate at Rikers Island was severely beaten by a group of nearly a dozen other inmates as a solo correction officer looked on. The incident happened in the middle of the day on Monday, showing a new inmate in a green uniform entering the unit. Sources told PIX11 News that the inmates who attacked the newcomer were all members of the Bloods gang and were unhappy that a new inmate was being moved into their unit. […]

  • Fidget Spinners: The latest craze kids love, but teachers hate

    Spin, spin, spin — It’s the latest trend to sweep the country. Fidget Spinners. Let us break them down for you, they are small toys, mostly made of metal with ball bearings inside that with a flick of a finger, spin. They are being sold and flying off shells. At the oldest toy store in New York City, Mary Arnold Toys, on the Upper East Side, they are having trouble keeping them in stock. “We are scrambling to get them everyday,” […]

  • First Girl Scout troop for homeless girls welcomes 21 members

    NEW YORK — The Girl Scouts of America welcomed their first troop for homeless girls in New York City. A group of 21 girls, ages 5 to 14, are part of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York’s newly created Troop 6000. It’s comprised entirely of young girls who are living in the city’s shelter system. “You are in four walls all day,” said Giselle Burgess, a mom of five. “You are trapped and helpless, looking at your kids.” Burgess […]

  • Correction officer allegedly attacked by inmate sues New York City

    NEW YORK — A New York City correction officer, on the force for 12 years, along with the Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association have filed a federal lawsuit against the city. Speaking exclusively to PIX11 News, Tiffany Dublin explains why she is one of the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Dublin, with tears in her eyes, detailed an alleged assault against her by an inmate in October 2016, saying she was attacked out of the blue inside the Eric M. Taylor […]

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