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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
  • Meet the man inside the robot costume in Brooklyn

    If you walk up an down the Coney Island boardwalk during the spring and summer, chances are you’ll bump into one robot or another out for a stroll. The man behind the mask is Peter Kokis, a former military pilot. He decided to bring the sci-fi characters to life after a joking around with an ex-girlfriend. “I’m a responsible, professional guy,” he said. “I have a responsible, professional career. She said ‘you’re too stiff. You need to loosen up and […]

  • Zero-waste grocery store ‘Precycle’ opens in Brooklyn

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — When it comes to grocery shopping in New York City, one of the main topics of conversation is whether or not they should put a tax on plastic bags or eliminate them all together. One grocery store in Brooklyn is taking it to the next level. Shoppers don’t just need to bring their own bags, they need to bring their own containers too. That’s because the goal at Precycle is zero waste. “Precycling means making purchase decisions […]

  • Brooklyn boxer inspired by 12-year-old girl’s brave fight against cancer

    BROOKLYN — Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is one of the top contenders in boxing’s heavyweight division. The undefeated Brooklyn native is getting ready for his third fight in four months coming up at Madison Square Garden on January 18. “I’m going to go in there and rip his head off. But have fun doing it with a smile on my face,” Miller said. His trainer Aureliano Sosa says that killer instinct and disarming smile sums up the dual nature of […]

  • Video shows robbers breaking into Brooklyn pharmacy

    CANARSIE, Brooklyn — He may have been wearing white, but it was no lab coat. Police have released video of a robber rummaging through prescription pills at ABO Pharmacy in Canarsie on New Year’s Eve. “It’s not good because it’s not good for the neighborhood,” customer Ian James said. Police say the man on camera was one of two robbers who broke into the pharmacy on Flatlands Avenue through a door on the roof. Once inside, they stole money from […]

  • Seattle lawmakers warn New Yorkers about what housing an Amazon headquarter involves

    The latest round of opposition to Amazon’s HQ2 in Long Island City arrived from the west coast Monday. City Council members from Seattle flew in to share their city’s experience with the the company, and it comes with a warning for New Yorkers. Amazon’s plan to bring HQ2 to LIC has met vocal opposition since the announcement. Elected officials and residents were furious over the plans to give Amazon $2.8 billion dollars in incentives without public input. City Council Speaker […]

  • Lord & Taylor flagship store locks its doors forever

    MANHATTAN — It was the end of an era Wednesday as the oldest department store in the country opened its doors for the last time. Since 1914 the Lord & Taylor building has stood tall on 5th Avenue, home to the high-end department store that once took up 10 floors of the building. Shoppers made their final purchases at the flagship store Wednesday. It was sold last year. “We’d come here at 10. We’d listen to them open the doors […]

  • Here are the new laws New Yorkers should know about for 2019

    NEW YORK — The fight for $15 has finally become a reality. The minimum wage rose to $15 an hour for workers in the city starting Monday. The latest increase applies to New York City companies with more than 10 employees. For companies with fewer employees the minimum wage will be $13.50. On Long Island and in Westchester, that number jumps from $11 to $12 an hour. “I think it needs to happen,” said Joe Intervallo of Bay Ridge. “People […]

  • Murders in Brooklyn at an all-time low for 2018: DA

    BROOKLYN — Murders fell to an all-time low in Brooklyn in 2018. The Brooklyn District Attorney says it’s the first time fewer than 100 people were murdered in the borough. Ninety-seven homicides is still way too many, but, in Brooklyn, it’s a big step in the right direction. If the number holds, it will be 13 fewer murders than last year’s low of 110. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez celebrated the success in his borough. “In Brooklyn, we are leading […]

  • Man faces thousands in fines over Brooklyn hot chocolate stand used to raise money for charity

    DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Greg Maugeri and his family built a hot chocolate stand back in 2015 and, each December, they put it in his aunt’s driveway in Dyker Heights and provide hot chocolate and cookies to the tens of thousands of tourists who come to see the Christmas lights. In the past they’ve donated the money from sales to Toys for Tots, but this year they planned to give to a cause close to their family’s heart. “This year […]

  • Staten Island reality show debuts in January, draws criticism

    STATEN ISLAND, New York—One borough is quickly becoming the go-to back drop for reality TV. But the latest show set in Staten Island is drawing the ire of one local councilman. City Councilman Joe Borelli, who represents Staten Island’s south shore, isn’t thrilled with MTV’s show “Made In Staten Island” which debuts next month. He let people on social media know, calling the latest iteration “embarrassing”. “Look, I think we’re a unique bunch of people, and we can’t take ourselves […]