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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
  • Surveillance videos from Chelsea gym show terrifying moment bomb detonates

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — Terrifying surveillance videos released by a Chelsea fitness center show the moment a bomb detonated on a busy street Saturday night injuring 29 people. Orangetheory, located at 124 W. 23rd St., released three videos, one from inside and two from outside, showing the moments surrounding the explosion. The company released a statement Sunday afternoon on their Facebook page. “Due to the explosion, Orangetheory Fitness Chelsea is closed and will re-open as soon as possible. Fortunately there were no […]

  • Person falsely claims responsibility for Chelsea explosion in online manifesto, sources say

    NEW YORK — An individual who penned an online manifesto claiming responsibility for an explosion in Chelsea that injured 29 people has determined not to be credible, multiple sources said Sunday. The manifesto — “I’m the NY Bomber: This is will be my manifesto”  — was discovered the day after Saturday night’s attack. A high-ranking official confirmed when it was first spotted that investigators were aware of the blog and were working to determine its validity. Hours later, officials with the NYPD […]

  • Pipe bomb explodes near Seaside Park Semper Fi 5K Charity Run; several devices left in garbage can

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. — Seaside Park was placed on lockdown Saturday morning after a pipe bomb-styled device exploded in a garbage can near the Seaside Park Semper Fi 5K Charity Run route. The device exploded about 9:30 a.m. at D Street and Ocean Avenue, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Spokesman Al Della Fave. “The New Jersey state police bomb squad has moved in and got a closer look. They found that there was one pipe bomb-styled device that went off that was actually connected to […]

  • Human skull, bones found near Rikers Island: source

    QUEENS, N.Y. – A human skull and bones were found near Rikers Island, a source said Thursday. Photos obtained exclusively by PIX11 News show evidence bags containing bones as well as a dark-colored shirt near the scene where the remains were spotted. The grisly discovery was made along the rocky coast on the west side of the jail by Department of Correction staffers, a source said. It’s not yet known to whom the remains belonged. The medical examiner will determine […]

  • Off-duty NYPD officer arrested for assaulting conductor on J train, police say

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested for allegedly throwing a MTA conductor to the ground on the J train during Wednesday morning rush hour. Kiyya Rivera, 37, was leaving the train cabin when she hit the off-duty NYPD officer with the door shortly before 9 a.m., police said. A verbal argument ensued until the off-duty NYPD officer, identified as Tremel Davis, 33, threw Rivera to the ground, injuring her arm, according to police. Rivera, who has been on the job for over […]

  • Drunken man high-fives, kisses, cracks Jesus statue at Brooklyn church: officials

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — An apparently drunken man high-fived, kissed and damaged a Jesus statue at a Brooklyn church that has twice been the target of vandals in the not-so-distant past, diocesan officials said Tuesday. A trio — two men and a woman — approached the statue about 4:30 a.m. Sunday outside the rectory of Saints Peter and Paul Church on South Third Street in Williamsburg. Surveillance videos captured one of the men giving the depiction of Jesus a high-five then trying to hug […]

  • Woman, 86, tearfully speaks out after being robbed while in wheelchair outside Bronx home

    THE BRONX — Bernice Starnes claims her spot each and everyday outside her Marmion Avenue apartment in the Bronx. Starnes says she just enjoys being outside to help the day pass. In fact, she has become a community staple, saying good morning to children on their way to school. But, on Sept. 11, a woman saying hello to Starnes at 2 in the afternoon had a different motive. “She came up to me and I said good morning,” Starnes recalls. “She said, ‘oh […]

  • Police arrest man accused of stealing from 93-year-old woman in wheelchair; victim receives $600 from store owner

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Police arrested a man Friday who allegedly reached into the bra of a 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair and stole her envelope of cash. Broyoan Lopez, 26, has been charged with two counts of robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said. Maria Vasquez had just taken money out of a bank in East Harlem to pay for her bills. In a very old-school way of doing things, Vasquez tucked the envelope of money into […]

  • Man creates fake backyard in West Village to cover up secret excavation

    WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — In a city of old buildings, apartment owners are always looking for ways to renovate and expand their living space. In the West Village, many of the buildings are land marked, meaning special permits are needed to do any kind of work on a home. Yet, at 35 Perry Street, that just did not seem to be the case. The owner purchased the 3-story townhouse, which was built in 1852 and decided to spruce the place […]

  • Certain emergency responders can use Tasers at Rikers Island: source

    NEW YORK — Certain emergency responders can now use Tasers at Rikers Island — one of multiple changes to be made in an effort to promote safety at the facility, sources told PIX11 Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio flew to Rikers via helicopter Thursday for his third visit as mayor. He is expected to announce around 3:15 p.m. that 32 Emergency Services Unit captains will be able to use Tasers. In addition, new scanners will be added to front entrances, ESU officials will be placed in every […]