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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
  • Mayor approves plan to increase diversity at Park Slope schools

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — Another New York City school district took a step toward diversity Thursday morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio approved the plan for District 15 in Park Slope and announced a new initiative to help other districts follow in the same footsteps. “I am here to formally approve the District 15 diversity plan,” de Blasio said to a raucous round of applause. It felt like a Park Slope pep-rally at Middle School 51. Two similar announcements to eliminate […]

  • 4th bus line added connecting Williamsburg to 14th Street during L train shutdown

    BROOKLYN — It was a celebration of sorts in Willamsburg on Monday afternoon as commuters and politicians cheered a small victory for L train riders with the impending shutdown just seven months away. Monday the MTA announced plans to add a fourth bus line during the closure. It will take commuters from Williamsburg to 14th street, saving some riders as much as 20 minutes on their commute. “That is a big, big improvement,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. “We are thrilled […]

  • Brooklyn church provides community with affordable housing options

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — What if God was your landlord? That’s not quite the case, but as the need for affordable housing increases, more and more churches are getting into the real-estate game. The Church of God in East Flatbush has served the community for almost 50 years. In that time the congregation has grown to more than 1,600 members forcing the church to double, sometimes triple the number of Sunday services or pack school auditoriums. Bishop RC Hugh Nelson says […]

  • Renoir painting stolen by Nazis returned to victim’s granddaughter

    Madame Sylvie Sulitzer had to fight back tears as she got her first glimpse of the painting that was stolen from her grandfather by the Nazis during World War II. “I’m very thankful to be able to show my beloved family, wherever they are, that after all what they’ve been through, there is a justice,” she said. The Renoir was one of hundreds of thousands of pieces stolen by the Nazis during the war. But many were carefully documented and […]

  • Long Island woman pushes to honor retired firefighters who gave their lives racing to help on 9/11

    NEW YORK — Each year the city updates the 9/11 Memorial with the names of firefighters and police officers who have died of 9/11-related illnesses. The newest names were added just last week. But there is a group of names you won’t find recognized on that monument: those who came out of retirement to help during the aftermath. Now, in an attempt to honor her deceased dad, one Long Island woman is trying to change that. Tara Cummings says the […]

  • NYC City Council holds hearing looking at what abolishing ICE would entail

    NEW YORK — There have been rallies and calls on social media to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and on Thursday New York City Council took it one step further as the Committee on Immigration held a first-of-its-kind hearing on what it might look like to get rid of the agency. “There’s no doubt that the question around abolish ICE has reached fever pitch,” City Councilman Carlos Menchaca said. “So many of our communities are asking us to think […]

  • Ballerina sues NYC ballet for sexual degradation of female dancers

    Ballerina Alexandra Waterbury says after three years as a student at the New York City Ballet she was horrified to learn that explicit photos of her were taken by a fellow dancer and shared without her knowledge. “To know that this could happen to any little girl I pass on the street due to institutions like the New York City Ballet and their indifference to sexual assault breaks my heart,” Waterbury said. Lawyer Jordan Merson filed a lawsuit on behalf […]

  • Speed cameras back on before NYC kids start school

    NEW YORK — They just beat the first bell: a day before 1.1 million kids return to school in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation putting speed cameras back in action. There was no controversy or playing politics inside the blue room at City Hall Tuesday, the crowd overwhelmingly relieved that de Blasio and other politicians found a way to turn speed cameras back on before kids return to school on Wednesday. But before the mayor signed […]

  • Swastikas, other ‘biased graffiti’ left on FDNY fire station and ambulance in Manhattan: police

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — An FDNY fire station and ambulance were marked with “biased graffiti,” including swastikas Friday morning, according to police. The incidents happened less than a mile and half an hour apart NYPD officials said. An FDNY ambulance was marked with “biased graffiti”  while parked at EMS station 13, at 501 West 172nd St., in Washington Heights around 7:30 a.m., police said. Then at 8 a.m., police said an FDNY fire station at 515 West 181 St. was marked with […]

  • Alleged con man posed as landlord, collected rents for more than a year: Brooklyn DA

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Ingrid Menzies has the receipts for more than a year of rent payments, each of them stamped by what she now believes is a made up LLC created to steal her money. “We paid faithfully. Every month we paid our rent,” she said. Now, the Brooklyn District Attorney is saying the man she thought was her landlord was actually a con man. For more than a year, Raymond Lewis, 54, allegedly collected rent from tenants at 791 […]