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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 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
  • Hidden NY: James Cummins Bookseller — A book lover’s paradise

    MANHATTAN — Madison Avenue is known for some of the best shopping in the city — if you have the money to spend. Smack in the middle of Jimmy Choo and Hermes, seven floors up, is the James Cummins Bookseller. It’s not like your local Barnes and Noble store. A short elevator ride, and you enter another world: One that book enthusiasts can get lost in. “One of the few we call ‘Generalists’ of the rare-book world, especially in New […]

  • Brooklyn educator wins $25,000 award

    Teaching high schoolers to love math and science is just one part of solving the complex equation of learning for Princess Francois at MESA charter high school in Brooklyn, NY. As assistant principal at the Math, Engineering and Science Academy (MESA), Francois also teaches the teachers, offering personalized coaching for educators that prioritizes high-leverage learning principles. As a result, student chemistry and math scores are way up on statewide testing during Francois’ tenure. The daughter of Haitian immigrants at a […]

  • Correction officer attacked by inmate at Rikers Island: authorities

    NEW YORK — A correction officer was attacked by an inmate at Rikers Island early Thursday, authorities said. The officer was trying to assist a detainee who was heading to court when a member of the Bloods Gang came up to the officer from behind and struck with a wooden object at the Otis Bantum Correctional center around 4:30 a.m., according to authorities. He was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The detainee has been removed from […]

  • Pastor who invited Bloomberg to church speaks out

    NEW YORK — Brooklyn pastor A.R. Bernard speaks out about giving New York City’s former mayor a platform for his “stop and frisk” apology.  

  • Retired NYPD lieutenant: Bloomberg ‘stop and frisk’ apology not sincere

    NEW YORK — Former NYPD Lieutenant Darrin Porcher sat down with Dan Mannarino to share his thoughts on former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent apology for the controversial “stop and frisk” police tactic. Porcher, now a criminal justice professor, said he doesn’t think it’s a matter of the apology being “too little, too late,” but that it reflects on Bloomberg as a leader. “If you’re a leader you need to stand behind your policies,” Porcher said. “This is something […]

  • Hidden New York: The Manhattan Well Murder

    SOHO, Manhattan — It’s one of the chicest streets in the city when it comes to fashion. Earthy and dark palette fill the racks of Cos. Sure, people go there to shop, but there’s something in the basement that also draws a lot of curiosity seekers. Take a look down the stairs with Dan Mannarino and Hidden New York.

  • Corey Johnson speaks out on NYCHA heat outages, subway policing and making streets safer

    NEW YORK – City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, known for for speaking his mind on hot-button topics, stopped by the PIX11 Morning News to weigh in on controversial issues affecting the city in recent weeks. Johnson first weighed in on mass heat and hot water outages across many NYCHA public housing complexes, saying “everything, sadly, with NYCHA is like ‘Groundhog Day,’ where the same sad scene and movie happens over and over and over again.” Johnson called the situation “a […]

  • Understanding gender identity: What it means for teens coming out and their parents

    New York City is home to the largest LGBTQ youth population in the country. More and more teens and young adults now identify as non-binary and gender non-conforming, but many — especially parents — don’t really understand what that means. Vanessa Mckenna, 19, was named John at birth. She came out as a transgender woman last year and began her transition this summer. Louie McDonnel has a similar story. “When I was younger, I was always playing stereotypical boy sports, […]

  • Hidden New York: UWS club pays homage to colonial gentleman’s club

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — It’s a restaurant on the Upper West Side that’s hiding a secret that will take you back to colonial New York. On West 79th Street, you’ll find Burke and Wills, an Australian restaurant with a whole lot of history and culture. Named after two British explorers — Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Willis — who embarked on an expedition to Australia in the 1800s, the restaurant brings an Aussie feel to the Big Apple. […]

  • ‘Supernatural’ star Misha Collins talks final season, new cookbook

    NEW YORK — Misha Collins stars as ‘Castiel’ on the hit CW series “Supernatural.”  The show, now on its 15th and final season, has had a phenomenal run. Collins discusses the final season and how the cast has become a family over the past decade. Alongside his role as an angel — who isn’t always an angel — Collins is also a co-wrote “The Adventurous Eaters Club” with his wife Vicki Collins. The cookbook shares their story of how they […]

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