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Joe Mauceri is a New Yorker and Emmy-nominated reporter for PIX11 News.

While at News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, Joe covered major stories like Hurricane Sandy and the murder of Leiby Kletzky a young Hasidic boy who was kidnapped while walking home from school for the first time.

Joe has received awards from the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Joe grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and went to Regis High School before heading north to Syracuse University where he got his degree in Broadcast Journalism.

He started his career at WWAY, an ABC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C. tracking down corrupt politicians and backwards sheriff’s departments.

In his free time Joe enjoys playing sports, working out, and finding the hidden gems of New York.

Don’t hesitate to contact him with a story idea, comment, or concern.


Recent Articles
  • M.C. Esher exhibit brings mind-bending artwork to Industry City in Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN — It’s not an optical illusion. For the first time ever,  the works of artist M.C. Escher are on display in New York City. And if you’ve every questioned your perspective on reality, then you’ll probably love the work of M.C. Escher. “Young people, older people, hipsters, millennials, everybody loves it,” said Exhibition Manager Johanna Guttmann. Escher: The Exhibition and Experience, produced by Arthemisia, opened earlier this month in Industry City. “The industrial aspect of it works very well […]

  • Students in Brooklyn connect with astronauts in space

    It may not be man landing on the moon but for students and faculty at PS 254, connecting with astronauts aboard the International Space Station is one giant leap for education. “When I was a little kid, like 5 years old, I loved space,” fifth-grader Artem Parshin said. “The planets and the solar system. I kept watching the same video all over again and over again.” After learning about space, Parshin inspired his teachers at PS 254 to apply for […]

  • Hundreds in need get free meals at Brooklyn food truck

    BROOKLYN — A 91-year-old Brooklyn woman is one of hundreds who line up for free meals each week in low income sections of the borough. Thomastine Johnson, affectionately known as Granny, makes her way to Maujer Street for a meal from the North Brooklyn Angels Food Truck around 1 p.m. every Wednesday. For some in the rapidly gentrifying areas of North Brooklyn, it’s the only meal they’ll eat all day. “No matter what, I haven’t missed a day. Rain, sleet, snow, shine, I’m […]

  • New legislation and time-wasting app take aim at robocalls

    NEW JERSEY — Robocalls: at best, they’re annoying; at worst, they can scam you out of your money. Already in 2018, Americans have received more than 16 billion robocalls, up from 76 percent from last year. Now a New Jersey congressman is trying to fight back with the help from a locally developed app. “They’ll call and say you’re in debt when you’re not. They’ll call and say you owe money when you don’t,” Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said. Pallone heard the […]

  • Fight to free pizza deliveryman arrested by ICE continues

    It was a sad and frustrating Father’s Day for Luciana Villavincencio and her sister Antonia. Their father Pablo was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement three weeks ago while delivering pizza to Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn. Pablo’s wife, Sandra Chica told their daughters dad didn’t come home because he’s working. Something even the little girls found hard to believe on Father’s Day. “She was asking me why the gifts are still at home,” said Chica referring to her […]

  • Release request filed for undocumented dad detained by ICE after delivering pizza to Brooklyn Army base

    It was a sad and frustrating Father’s Day for Luciana Villavincencio and her sister, Antonia. Their father Pablo was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement three weeks ago while delivering pizza to Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn. Pablo’s wife, Sandra Chica, told their daughters that their dad didn’t come home because he’s working, something even the little girls found hard to believe on Father’s Day. “She was asking me why the gifts are still at home,” Chica said, referring […]

  • Yankees surprise FDNY veteran in Queens decades after his retirement

    A former firefighter spent 20 years, a month and a day working to protect the city. It’s been a long time since he retired in 1977 and moved with wife down to Florida, but he knows that once you’re a member of New York’s Bravest, you always will be. Sal Reale was able to go back to Engine 287, Ladder 136 in Queens. He was greeted warmly by current firefighters. “That’s what this is: it’s a firehouse, it’s a home,” […]

  • Inflatable bubble dome hosts week-long ‘Democracy Lab’ at Grand Army Plaza

    BROOKLYN — It’s nothing more than your normal coffee klatch discussing the news of the day — in the middle of a bubble in Grand Army Plaza. “We are creating this bubble, this safe haven for you to slow down and discuss your own life,” Jakab Orsos said. Orsos runs the Arts and Culture Department for the Brooklyn Public Library. He discovered the bubble during a pop-up event in Fort Greene Park and was hooked by the effect it had […]

  • John Travolta honored at Lenny’s Pizza in Brooklyn

    Actor John Travolta was honored in a celebration at Lenny’s Pizza in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon. Travolta made Lenny’s Pizza famous in the 1977 blockbuster “Saturday Night Fever” as character Tony Manero. Thousands of people gathered outside on 86th St. to celebrate John Travolta Day in Brooklyn. He was joined by New York State Senator Marty Golden, as well as actors in his upcoming film “Gotti,” including Brooklyn native Will DeMeo and Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston. Travolta, dressed in a  white suit, […]

  • Seniors rally to save Williamsburg center

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — It was a celebratory barbecue at the Swinging 60​’s Senior Center in Williamsburg Monday afternoon. The seniors worked up an appetite earlier in the day as they rallied on the steps of City Hall, urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to support New York seniors. The rally comes months after the center was liberated from a landlord who planned to turn the building into luxury condos. However, for the past year, the city has delayed payment on the center’s operational […]