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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

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
  • Meet the NJ family of a boy with autism soothed by Snow White at Disney World

    After photos of their son’s magical moment with Snow White at Disney World went viral, a New Jersey family told PIX11’s Dan Mannarino how it all happened and why it means so much to them. The Bergner family was on vacation at Disney’s Epcot theme park when their 6-year-old son Brody, who has autism and is non-verbal, became overwhelmed while waiting to meet the Disney princess. Snow White recognized what might be happening and made a point to comfort Brody […]

  • ‘She was magical’: Snow White soothes overwhelmed NJ boy with autism at Disney World

    ORLANDO, FL. — A New Jersey mother shared her family’s “magical” moment at Walt Disney World after her son with autism had a “meltdown” at the theme park. Lauren Bergner, of Wood-Ridge, posted of the “amazing experience” on Facebook, explaining the family was in line to meet and take photos with Snow White at Disney’s Epcot theme park on Sunday, Aug. 25, when her son Brody’s meltdown occurred. While waiting to meet the Disney princess at the park’s Germany Pavilion, […]

  • Suspicious packages found at Manhattan subway station deemed safe, NYPD says; expect residual train delays

    NEW YORK — Suspicious packages found in a busy Manhattan train station Friday morning have been deemed safe after an NYPD investigation prompted the evacuation of the station. A passenger approached officers at the Fulton Street station around 7 a.m. after two empty rice cookers were found on the mezzanine and platform at the station, according to officials. The NYPD Counterterrorism Bomb Squad were called to the scene for investigation, and they have since deemed the suspicious packages safe. A […]

  • Jeffrey Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs at Metropolitan Correctional Center: AP

    A person familiar with the probe of Jeffrey Epstein’s death at a federal jail says guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates in his unit every half hour, when they actually weren’t. When asked about the reports, the union representing the guards and jail staff told PIX11, “Until the allegations are substantiated by investigators closing their case, we will not get into the back and forth to publicly defend these employees, particularly on […]

  • DOJ says 2 Epstein guards are now on leave, warden reassigned

    NEW YORK — Two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself in jail have been placed on leave and the warden has been removed as federal authorities investigate the financier’s death, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The announcement came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls. NEW REPORTING: […]

  • Epstein guard was not full-time CO, jail source says; Questions swirl around detention center

    NEW YORK — Questions continue to surface around the way Jeffrey Epstein was monitored in the hours leading to his death. One of the guards working the night Epstein was found unresponsive in his federal jail cell wasn’t a regular correctional officer, a jail source told PIX11’s Dan Mannarino, which is now under scrutiny for what Attorney General William Barr on Monday called “serious irregularities.” Federal Bureau of Prisons policy cites that every employee working in the federal jail system […]

  • Naked Rikers Island inmate sexually assaults correction officer, union officials say

    RIKERS — An inmate at a Rikers Island jail facility sexually assaulted a correction officer on Saturday night, union officials said. Antonio Rich, who has a warrant out for attempted rape, ran into an Otis Bantum Correctional Center housing area while totally naked and tried to pull the pants off of a female correction officer, Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association officials said. “Fortunately, two other COs were able to intercede and pull the assailant off, saving her from being raped and […]

  • Epstein’s guards were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages: sources

    NEW YORK — Guards on Jeffrey Epstein’s unit were working overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail’s operations told PIX11 News. The source told PIX11’s Dan Mannarino that the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s Special Housing Unit was staffed with one guard working a fifth straight day of overtime. The union’s Northeast Regional Vice President Darrell Palmer told Mannarino Sunday he would not be surprised if the officers were […]

  • Official tells New York Times that jail broke rules night of Epstein’s death: report

    A law enforcement source told The New York Times that financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was alone in his Manhattan jail cell the night of his apparent suicide, the Times is reporting. The Times spoke to the official on the condition of anonymity. The Associated Press nor PIX11 have independently confirmed the information. An official with knowledge of the investigation told the Times that Epstein’s cellmate was transferred. According to the Times, the official says the Justice Department […]

  • Financier Jeffrey Epstein dies in apparent suicide at Manhattan jail, officials say

    NEW YORK – Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has died of an apparent suicide at a Manhattan jail Saturday morning, the Bureau of Prisons said. Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell in the Special Housing Unit around 6:30 a.m., the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement. Life-saving measures were initiated and continued as emergency responders transported him to the hospital, where he was was pronounced dead, according to the BOP. Until recently, the same unit had been home […]

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