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Nicole Johnson is an Emmy-Award winning journalist for PIX11 News.

Nicole has covered many high-profile stories, including a notable story about Shannon Tavares, an 11 year-old Broadway star battling leukemia. The story gained national attention, shedding light on bone marrow donation and its importance in the African American community. More than 10,000 people registered to become donors after seeing her report.

In 2010, Nicole’s story on Domestic Violence-”A Bronx Woman’s Nightmare” forced New York State to improve its laws to protect victims.

Nicole began her journalism career as an editorial writer for The Orlando Sentinel in Florida, where she attended Rollins College. Nicole returned to her native New York reporting for Bronx Net and News 12 throughout the tri-state area.

She held a variety of positions at WPIX-11, including assignment desk editor, which proved to be a critical position on September 11th, 2001 when was sent to Ground Zero for several days to provide coverage on the attacks. In 2002, became a general assignment reporter for WROC TV in Rochester, New York, and later returned to New York City to report for NY1 News, Fox 5 and My 9 News.

Nicole is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalist and was honored by The Professional Network for excellence in journalism.

She is also a recipient of two New York Association of Black Journalist Awards and an Associated Press Award for Breaking News. The Network Journal recognized Johnson as a “40 Under 40″ in 2011.

Johnson is also a McDonald’s Media Legend, a very high honor for someone her age.

Along with her journalism career, she dedicates time to help her community by volunteering at local schools, and is an active volunteer with the Sickle Cell Foundation.

Nicole resides in NYC with her greatest accomplishment — her son Parker.


Recent Articles
  • Boy, 12, allegedly attacked 80-year-old woman in Brooklyn; neighbors call him a ‘menace’

    GRAVESEND, Brooklyn — A 12-year-old boy is in custody for allegedly punching an 80-year-old woman in the face and trying to set her on fire during an unprovoked attack outside her Brooklyn home, police said Wednesday. The child approached the woman as she sat in front of her West Seventh Street home in Gravesend on Saturday, according to police. He then allegedly punched her in the face with a closed fist, used a metal rod on her, and tried to light her […]

  • Body found in Queens park ID’d as 16-year-old reputed MS-13 member: sources

    OAKLAND GARDENS, Queens — Human remains found by a birdwatcher in a Queens park are that of a teenager, allegedly a member of the notorious MS-13 gang, who’d been stabbed dozens of times, law enforcement sources said. Sources told PIX11 News the deceased is Julio Vasquez, 16. He’d been stabbed about 23 times in the back and six times in the chest, the sources said. Vasquez’s cause of death was determined to be sharp force injuries of neck and torso, […]

  • Death threat made against suspect in Times Square car rampage: sources

    NEW YORK — A death threat has been made against the suspect in Thursday’s car rampage through Times Square in which a teenage tourist was killed and dozens more were hurt, sources told PIX11 News. It was not immediately known on what medium the threat was made, but sources said on Friday that the threat targeted Richard Rojas, 26, of the Bronx. Rojas has been charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, […]

  • Runaway horse collides with cab in Manhattan

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — An out-of-control horse backpedalled in the middle of a midtown street during the Monday morning rush, authorities said. Two horses were being taken from a nearby stable to Central Park, where they give carriage rides. It was near Eighth Avenue and 55th Street that one of the horses became startled. Witnesses said the horse into a yellow cab and collapsed in the street, with bystanders coming together to lift the animal off the ground. The situation has the animal […]

  • Roommates stab each other, 1 fatally, during dispute at Harlem mental health facility

    HARLEM — One man is dead after two men stabbed each other during a fight at a mental health facility in Harlem Friday morning, police say. It happened around 7:15 a.m. inside a fifth floor apartment at the Cecil Ivory shelter at 149 W. 132 St. Police responded to find a 44-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 39-year-old man was found with a stab wound to his neck. He was transported to Harlem Hospital in […]

  • 3 arrested in grisly beating of Bronx street vendor

    MELROSE, The Bronx — Three people are in custody in connection with the daylight beatdown of a Bronx street vendor. Police arrested Enrique Foote, 18,and  Octavious Profit, 24, on Thursday. Foote was found in Pennsylvania. Police made their first arrest Tuesday when William Burgess, 21, surrendered himself. All three men have been charged with gang assault. Police said five men approached the 53-year-old vendor on May 4 near E. 149th Street and Third Avenue in the Melrose section of the borough […]

  • Man accused of sexually assaulting, punching tourist in Harlem is arrested: police

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A man accused of repeatedly punching a tourist, knocking out several of her teeth, and sexually assaulting the woman on a Harlem street has been apprehended, police said Thursday. Keon Robinson, 28, was identified by police earlier this week as the suspect in last Thursday’s assault. One week after the assault, he was arrested in Schenectady, which is about 20 miles northwest of Albany, according to a source. Police found Robinson after receiving a tip that he was hiding out at […]

  • Man accused of choking teen, picking up toddler brother in Crown Heights

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are searching for a man they say choked and robbed a teenager while her little brother watched in Brooklyn. The victim had just gotten off the subway at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights on May 3 when the suspect began following them. When the teen and her 2-year-old brother got home, the suspect allegedly forced his way inside and attacked the teen. “He choked her, he scratched her face and she was fighting […]

  • Blood trail from woman’s body leads police to person of interest in East Harlem murder

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man with self-inflicted wounds is in custody after allegedly setting a woman on fire and killing her in a Manhattan housing complex stairwell Tuesday morning. A blaze was reported at 107 East 105 St. at East Harlem’s Dewitt Clinton houses at 6:45 a.m., FDNY officials said. A “small fire” was put out, and a woman was found dead in a stairwell on the ninth floor. The victim had severe burns. Officials believe she was intentionally set on […]

  • Arrest made in mugging of woman in Harlem

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A man is under arrest in connection with two very similar sexual assaults in Harlem. Police sources say the man was arrested Friday and is at the police precinct. A German tourist lost several teeth and was sexually assaulted during a mugging caught on video early Thursday. Police sources say the victim got lost trying to find her Airbnb. The woman was walking near 219 W.146th St. from the train station around 3 a.m. when she was stopped by […]