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
  • EXCLUSIVE: Woman followed by man dressed as elf, holding ice pick on NYC train speaks out

    MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — A woman followed into a Manhattan subway by a man dressed as an elf and allegedly clutching an ice pick spoke exclusively to PIX11 on Thursday. Shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve, the victim says she left a midtown movie theater and headed to the N train at 59th Street when she spotted a man who was donning a Christmas tree skirt around his neck. While smoking a cigarette by a turnstile, he appeared to be watching […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Manhattan Detention Complex inmates busted after Instagram post goes viral

    LOWER MANHATTAN — In an expletive-ridden cell-phone video obtained by PIX11 News, four inmates inside what sources say is the Manhattan Detention Complex boast about how they are able to film inside, among other things. The video was posted on Dec. 19 and has been viewed over 14,000 times on Normin McKenny’s Instagram page. McKenny, an inmate in the Department of Correction system, posted a picture of himself on Dec. 21 in his cell saying “top of the morning to you.” […]

  • Port Authority police tackle person, setting off chaos at bus terminal

    MANHATTAN — Chaos erupted at the Port Authority Monday when at least half a dozen officers tackled an individual, and a stampede ensued after witnesses shouted the man was armed. Onlookers first reported the incident through a swarm of tweets beginning around 9:15 a.m. “Caught in a stampede in Port Authority. Cops and a soldier took down someone, purportedly with a gun,” witness Dean Ross tweeted, along with a photo. Caught in a stampede in Port Authority. Cops and a soldier took down […]

  • Correction officer beaten, slashed by convicted killer in ‘unprovoked’ Rikers Island attack

    THE BRONX — A week after being transferred to a unit housing Rikers Island’s most violent inmates, a correction officer was beaten allegedly by an inmate recently sentenced for killing his mother, cutting up her body and taking a selfie with her decapitated head. Correction Officer Matthew Hines’ fiancee, Melanie Brody, said the violent encounter could have been avoided. Speaking exclusively to PIX11 News on behalf of her fiance, who remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon, Brody said Hines was […]

  • Mom seeks change after bungee cord snaps on son at LI fun house

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Sharon Murray is a mom on a mission to raise awareness about what she believes is a hidden danger at party fun houses in the New York area. Murray is talking about the places kids love to have birthday parties that include bouncy houses and activities. Murray took her 6-year old son Aidan to a party Sunday at Bouncers and Slydos in Farmingdale, Long Island. Aidan was strapped into a bungee trampoline when the cable snapped while […]

  • Head of ACS says she’ll retire in wake of 2 high-profile deaths of children

    NEW YORK — The head of the Administration for Children’s Services is stepping down following two high-profile abuse cases that ended in deaths of young boys. Gladys Carrión, ACS commissioner, is retiring, a mayoral spokeswoman confirmed Monday afternoon. “After three years in this role, and after much thought and deliberation, I am writing to submit my resignation,” Carrión wrote in a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I have struggled with this decision, but have come to the conclusion that it is best […]

  • Rikers Island correction officer reported missing

    NEW YORK – A correction officer who works at Rikers Island has gone missing, authorities said Thursday. Officer Ken Smith was last heard from at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officials said. His wife reported him missing. Additional details about his disappearance were not immediately available. “We are very concerned about our missing officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we pray for his safe and speedy return,” Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte said. “We are working […]

  • ‘The Moms’ co-host Denise Albert, who is battling cancer, says she felt ‘violated’ during TSA search

    LOS ANGELES — A breast-cancer patient said she felt violated and humiliated in a public TSA search at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday after two security agents put her through what she called an aggressive pat down. Denise Albert, a frequent guest on the PIX11 Morning News and co-host of “The Moms,” was traveling through LAX security when two TSA agents pulled her aside for a manual search because she was trying to bring a necessary medical cream with her on her […]

  • Rikers Island correction officer arrested on suspicion of raping a child

    THE BRONX — A correction officer at Rikers Island has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child, authorities said. Jose Urena, 47, was taken into custody by three detectives Tuesday while he was working, and in uniform, at the jail, a law enforcement source said. He faces a charge of rape, sexual conduct against a child less than 13, and endangering the welfare of a child, according to police. Urena was being arraigned Wednesday. Police said the suspected sexual […]

  • $50,000 reward posted in case of NYC correction officer killed while sitting in car

    NEW YORK — A $50,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter who gunned down a New York City correction officer as she sat in a car outside a Brooklyn home. The Correction Officers Benevolent Association issued the reward, describing their slain colleague as a rising star in the department. Police say 25-year-old Alastasia Bryan was shot Sunday night while sitting in a car outside a home in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn. Officers […]

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