The Dan Mannarino era is drawing to a close at WPIX. Sources confirm to Tuned In that Mannarino will be removed from his anchor chair in the coming weeks. Mannarino co-anchors the PIX Morning News early edition with Marysol Castro. Sources say Mannarino will stay on as a reporter at WPIX for the short term.
Mannarino joined WPIX as a reporter in September 2011. He got his first taste of anchoring on Channel 11 last June, teaming with Kaity Tong for the weekend broadcasts. However, that pairing was panned, and Mannarino was bounced from the newscasts after just three weekends.
All was not lost for Mannarino’s on-camera high visibility. News director Mark Effron handed Mannarino the 4-6 a.m. slot with the returning Castro.
We’re told that Mannarino has already started pursuing other opportunities.
A WPIX spokesperson has denied our report.