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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
  • ‘Never in a million years’: Dermot Shea discusses new role as NYPD commissioner

    NEW YORK — NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea was named the new police commissioner after James O’Neill’s resignation. Shea, during his first speech to the public after the announcement, said he feels the blueprint to cutting crime and is there, but that “it’s time to build on it.” The newly-appointed police commissioner sat down with PIX11, discussed his new role with the largest police force in the country. Did he ever envision being the top cop with the NYPD? […]

  • Hidden NY: Unlocking the mystery of the Ghost Burger

    NEW YORK — It’s no surprise: To make it in New York City, you have to really stand out, especially when it comes to the burger business. With so many options from Five Guys to Bareburger and beyond. How can you compete? Well, there’s a new player in town. All we can tell you is that “Ghost Burgers” are made in a kitchen hidden just off the FDR Drive in Murray Hill. What does that mean? You can only order […]

  • NJ teen with autism breaks barriers

    BAYONNE, N.J. — Fourteen-year-old Colin Schaefer is known by everyone at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Bayonne, New Jersey.  A school that prides itself with a motto of “The sun is always shining at Woodrow,” and a hashtag of #choosekind.  Kindness runs through Colin’s DNA now that he is talking. He is fully aware that he was diagnosed with autism as a child and did not start speaking or communicating with others until he was five years old. At […]

  • Family of teen punched by cop during Brooklyn subway melee speak out

    NEW YORK — The family of one of the teens arrested in the subway melee involving police officers speak out as they plan to file a $5 million lawsuit against the NYPD and New York City. Victoria and Anthony Noel both say that their son, 15-year-old Benjamin Marshall, was never involved in any brawl and was only at the station to retrieve his backpack. Video shows Marshall being punched by police and returning blows. Marshall’s parents say the teen was […]

  • Eric Adams talks policing in Brooklyn after controversial video of cop punching teens

    NEW YORK — Brooklyn Borough President, and former NYPD officer, Eric Adams stopped by the PIX11 Morning News to talk with Dan Mannarino about policing and the evolving relationship between his community and cops. Adams’ appearance comes amid controversy surrounding footage of an NYPD officer punching several teens during a melee involving cops and a group of people in a Brooklyn subway station last week.

  • Gear up for the holidays: The hottest new tech gadgets

    NEW YORK — As the holiday shopping season approaches, companies are starting to release some must-have gadgets. USA Today Tech-Life columnist Jennifer Jolly shares some of her favorite new gadgets. Check some of them out in action above, then get more info on all her picks below. #1. Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant ($80) The Lenovo Smart Clock is the perfect way to get Dad to ditch the distracting and sleep-destroying cell phone alarm clock and replace it with a powerful […]

  • Ex-inmate visits Rikers, bolts when drugs are detected: union

    RIKERS ISLAND — A former Rikers Island inmate caused a traffic backup from the island to Grand Central Parkway when he allegedly ran when he was discovered with drugs, according to the Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association, the union that represents the city’s correction officers. In a tweet, the union said an ex-inmate seeking to recover his property on the island was detected of having drugs. When he was about to be search, he ran, the union said. BREAKING! Coming to […]

  • ‘Office Ladies’ podcast debuts with an inside look at all things Dunder Mifflin

    NEW YORK — Your favorite Dunder Mifflin Paper Company stars, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey,  joined PIX11 in the Social Media Center to talk through some of their favorite moments on The Office as they celebrated the launch of their new podcast, “Office Ladies.” “Office Ladies,” a podcast that officially debuted on Wednesday, has Fischer and Kinsey reliving every single episode from the show’s nine seasons in a way that only they could. The co-stars — who are best friends […]

  • A backstage and onstage look at ‘Rock of Ages’: Dan makes his stage debut

    NEW YORK — There’s a whole lot that goes into putting on a Broadway show — and a successful one at that. “Rock of Ages” found an audience who came to know and love the music of the ‘80s. Dan Mannarino got a backstage sneak peek to show the story and transformations, as well as make his stage debut for the off-Broadway show. The five-time, Tony-nominated “Rock of Ages” brings the sound track and themes of the ‘80s to life […]

  • NYPD Commissioner discusses crime stats, officer suicides, Mayor de Blasio’s 2020 run

    NEW YORK — Despite the number of shooting incidents have increased, overall crime in New York City is dropping. NYPD Commissioner James O`Neill discussed the latest spike in gun violence across the city, including one shooting on Labor Day where a man was involved in a shootout with officers in Brooklyn. “We do have some issues and challenges” in specific areas, but they’re shifting resources to make sure there’s community outreach, O’Neill said. O’Neill also added that the “big thing” […]

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