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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

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: Rikers officer slashed by inmate speaks out against historic change to solitary confinement

    NEW YORK — Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Corrections announced the elimination of solitary confinement within the city’s jail system for inmates under the age of 21, making New York City the first in the country to do so. It was a decision correction officers and their union opposed from the beginning saying it would create more violence and put the lives of the officers in danger daily. The change was spurred, in part, by the […]

  • Woman, 69, suffers brain hemorrhage in attack by man lashing out over $3 beer: daughter

    It all began over a $3 beer. That is what prompted an all-out brawl between Richard Springer, 29, and a worker at the Sutphin King Deli in Jamaica Queens on Saturday. Springer began throwing punches, slamming the worker into an ATM, officials said. Outside watching the encounter unfold was 69-year old Eve Gentillon. She was on her way to the supermarket after going to church. Springer had enough and fled from the store, but not before throwing one viscous punch at Gentillon, […]

  • Mother of Kalief Browder, held in solitary confinement for years at Rikers Island, dies

    RIKERS ISLAND — It was a sudden heart attack that claimed the life of Venida Browder, the mother of Kalief Browder, but her attorney says she died of a broken heart. She was 63. Paul Prestia has represented the Browder family since the beginning, when the then 16-year old Kalief Browder was arrested on suspicion of stealing a backpack and was locked up at Rikers Island. He maintained his innocence, refusing to plead guilty to a crime he says he did […]

  • Long Island man involved in fatal drag race arrested on gun charge

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — A Long Island man who received six months in jail and five years on probation for his role in a drag racing crash that killed five teenagers is facing weapons and endangerment charges. Cory Gloe was arrested late Wednesday in Farmingdale after allegedly firing a 12-gauge shotgun in the air. No one was injured. Bail was set at $100,000. Newsday ( ) reported that his attorney said it is not certain who fired the shotgun. Gloe was […]

  • ‘Snake in the grass’ holds door for man using walker, then steals his gold chain

    HARLEM, Manhattan — Police are looking for a phony helper who held the door for a man using a walker, only to rip the gold chain off his neck at a Harlem building in an attack that was caught on camera. The thief targeted the 61-year-old man who was going into a building near Manhattan and St.  Nicholas avenues about 1:40 p.m. Monday, police said. The victim, identified as Anthony McBride, was using a walker and was bringing grocery bags home. As McBride […]

  • Merritt Island, Fla. motel owner stays put, provides rooms despite Hurricane Matthew

    MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — Hurricane Matthew is expected to cause levels of destruction Florida hasn’t seen in nearly 25 years, but despite the danger, one motel owner is staying put to provide shelter. The Aladdin Motel is located on Merritt Island — a low-lying area under mandatory evacuation orders, The Weather Channel reports Friday. But despite orders, and warnings from Gov. Rick Scott that body bags will be needed for people who refuse to leave, owner Matt Wells is staying put. […]

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    2 Rikers Island correction officers assaulted by inmate; incident reflects ongoing violence at jail

    RIKERS ISLAND — Two Rikers Island correction officers were assaulted by an inmate Tuesday evening — the latest incident in a trend of ongoing violence that has plagued the troubled jail. The assault happened at the Otis Bantum Correction Center around 6:30 p.m. when officers had to break up a fight between inmates during mealtime, authorities said. One of the inmates, a member of the Bloods gang, slashed one of the officers in the ear and punched the other in the face multiple times. The […]

  • Heroic neighbor helped wake up residents moments before NJ home exploded

    PATERSON, N.J. — Fayez Nouri knew something was wrong as soon as he parked his car along Goshen Street in Paterson Tuesday morning. “You could hear the gas,” Nouri said. Nouri wasn’t alone. Other neighbors were outside screaming to call 911 as they could smell the gas as well. Nouri grabbed a bullhorn from the store he owned on the corner and used it to wake everyone up. “We started knocking on everyones door,” Nouri recalled. Meanwhile, Maria Camacho was one […]

  • See something, say something: Meet the NYer who uncovered the pressure cooker bomb

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — She’s the definition of the “see something, say something” campaign. Chelsea resident Jane Schreibman left her apartment along 27th Street Saturday evening after hearing the blast a  few blocks away on 23rd Street. Not knowing what it was, she ventured out of her apartment to investigate. Walking south between Seventh and Sixth avenues, Schreibman came across a pot sitting on the ground. It was no ordinary pot. “I saw the pot on the street with wires coming out of it,” recalled […]

  • Chelsea, New Jersey explosions believed to be connected; foreign connection possible: officials

    NEW YORK — A bombing in Chelsea over the weekend that left 29 people injured may have been an act of terrorism with foreign connections, and is now believed to be linked with two other explosions that rocked New Jersey, officials said Monday. Three explosions occurred in the past three days — in Chelsea and New Jersey’s Seaside Park and Elizabeth communities.  The blasts are likely connected, law enforcement sources said Monday. Ahmad Khan Rahami, whose last known residence is in Elizabeth, was wanted for questioning […]