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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
  • Cindy Diaz, 48, was fatally shot in the Bronx.

    Mother fatally struck by stray bullets while getting food for sons in the Bronx

    WEST FARMS, The Bronx — It started out as a normal Friday evening for Bronx mother Cindy Diaz as she picked up dinner for her children from McDonald’s — but on her way home, just block from her apartment, she was hit and killed by stray bullets. It happened around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Boston Road in the West Farms section of the Bronx. Diaz, 48, was found with gunshot wounds to her torso and arm. She was transported […]

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    New details emerge about suspect linked to racist attacks at subway stops

    QUEENS, N.Y. – New details emerged Friday about an at-large suspect linked to multiple subway attacks in which he made hateful, racist remarks to his victims while punching them in the head. It was about 9:20 a.m. on Dec. 8, 2016, inside the 88th Street A-train station when the culprit punched an 18-year-old woman in the face as he yelled anti-ethnic remarks, police said. He allegedly told her, “F-ck you, Indians,” according to a law enforcement source. Then on Thursday […]

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    Woman slashed by purse-snatcher: ‘At first I thought it was a joke’

    LOWER MANHATTAN — A young woman who was slashed by a purse snatcher in South Street Seaport shared details about the attack with PIX11 News Tuesday and her call for the public to help find the attacker. “At first I thought someone was trying to play a joke on me but then I saw the knife and realized it wasn’t,” Melissa Leslie recalled. She was walking to meet friends along Water Street at about 7:45 p.m. Monday when a man […]

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    Officer in charge of escaped prisoner suspended as new details emerge about suspect’s past

    WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — An NYPD officer who was supposed to be watching a prisoner who ran out of a hospital room with shackles on his leg has been suspended, as new information emerged about the still-at-large suspect’s violent past, law enforcement sources said Friday. With shackles around his feet, Daniel Ortiz, 31, bolted from the emergency room at Lenox Hill Health Plex on Seventh Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. He has not been caught as of Friday afternoon. Ortiz […]

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    Suspect in Hamilton Heights double murder was angry about how son was being raised: NYPD

    HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A man was arraigned Wednesday on murder charges in connection with the deaths of a mother and her 4-year-old son whose bodies were found in their Hamilton Heights apartment the day after Christmas. Isaac Duran Infante, 23, allegedly fathered the child, Miguel, in 2012 with his teacher, Felicia Barahona. They were found dead on Monday in their apartment on W. 153rd Street near Broadway. In court on Wednesday, Infante told police he killed the two because he […]

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    Child’s father, mother’s ex-student charged in Hamilton Heights slayings

    HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of a mother and her 4-year-old son whose bodies were found in their Hamilton Heights apartment the day after Christmas. Isaac Duran Infante, 23, faces two counts each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the case. He was arraigned Wednesday. Felicia Barahona and her son Miguel Barahona were found dead on Monday in their apartment on W. 153rd Street near Broadway. The 36-year-old […]

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    Suspect wanted in beating of 61-year-old woman inside Bronx liquor store

    THE BRONX – Police are on the hunt for a woman who viciously beat a 61-year-old customer inside a Bronx liquor store. It happened at 486 E. 169th St. on Dec. 11, around 8:30 p.m. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Kate Robinson, got into an argument with a 61-year-old woman inside the store, police said. The verbal jabs turn physical and surveillance video catches Robinson engaging in a beatdown of the victim. She pushed her on the ground, causing her to briefly lose […]

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    Sister of Muslim woman who lied about subway hate crime slams NYPD, media

    NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. — The sister of the Muslim student who lied about a hate crime on the subway is speaking out about the incident, criticizing police handling of the case and slamming the media for its coverage. In a lengthy Facebook post which has since been deleted, the sister of 18-year-old Yasmin Seweid blamed the media for the reason the incident has “snowballed out of our control.” Police arrested Seweid on Wednesday night after she confessed to making up […]

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses closing Rikers Island, Trump security

    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio was candid when he expressed his concern for the issues plaguing New York City. When discussing the chorus of discontent following the election of Donald Trump, the mayor said: “I’m very concerned, but this is about serving the people of New York.” De Blasio said the New York values “won’t change because there was a national election.” The mayor opened up about several things on the minds of New Yorkers including securing the […]

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    Man kisses, gropes woman inside Brooklyn subway station elevator: police

    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Authorities are searching for a man seen on camera forcing himself on a 50-year-old woman in the elevator leading from the street to the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station. An unknown man first approached the woman, 50, at a MetroCard kiosk as she was checking her balance shortly before 5 a.m. on Nov. 22 at the Downtown Brooklyn station at the corner of Jay and Willoughby streets, a source told PIX11 News. The woman didn’t say anything, but the man continued to follow her […]