Mario Diaz was recruited to the PIX 11 News Team in May of 2011.  Diaz, who has family roots to Long Island, brings more than 20 years of experience to the streets of New York City

Since his arrival Diaz has covered the resignation of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, questioned Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the controversial resignation of his Deputy Mayor, evacuated from Fire Island with the Coast Guard during Hurricane Irene, exclusively reported the arrests of an NYPD detective as well as a Bronx priest and covered Derek Jeter’s historic 3,000th hit game.

Diaz’s first report on PIX 11, led to the MillerCoors Brewing Company pulling all of its Puerto Rican Day Parade ads after the company received pressure for the offensive campaign.

Diaz began his Emmy award-winning broadcasting career in 1989 as a senior in high school, nearly a year before entering the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  In 1992, at the age of 19, he announced his first World Championship Boxing match in Spanish for HBO Pay-Per-View. 

In 1999, he was the focus of a New York Times feature surrounding his successful penetration of the highly competitive sports broadcasting industry. Diaz continues his relationship with HBO and has worked as a news/sports anchor, host, and reporter for ESPN, the ABC affiliate in Las Vegas, and the CBS affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg. 

In 2008, Diaz ventured into political management and served as the Southeast Regional Communications Director for John McCain's presidential campaign.

Diaz and his wife reside in Westchester County.  

Mario Diaz can be contacted at mjdiaz@pix11.com or engaged on twitter @mariopix11.