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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
  • Disturbing video shows pit bull mauling 3-year-old child in Rockland County

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. — A young boy playing on the sidewalk in Spring Valley was attacked by a pit bull Thursday — and the disturbing attack was caught on video. It happened in the driveway of a home on North Cole Avenue in Spring Valley where children in the neighborhood are known to play. The video shows the pit bull, Max, sprinting up to the group of children, dragging down 3-year-old Eli and biting him several times. Eli manages to get away when the dog chases […]

  • Disturbing video shows group of teens attacking 15-year-old in Brooklyn Bridge Park

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Police are searching for a group of teenage girls that assaulted and robbed another girl in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon. Disturbing cell phone video shows the girls attacking the 15-year-old for no apparent reason. The victim was at the skating rink with her friends at Brooklyn Bridge Park when they took the skates off to get something to eat. That’s when witnesses say the group of teens stepped in and began attacking her. They allegedly stole her […]

  • Bronx couple robbed of $85K in cash, valuables by men posing as utility workers

    THE BRONX — An elderly couple in the Bronx was robbed of thousands of dollars in cash and other valuables after being targeted by two men posing as utility workers, police say. Police say the men entered the couple’s home on Radio Drive in the Bronx claiming they had to check on a leak. The homeowners opened the door and once the men were inside, police say they forced the couple downstairs to a safe. The men took off with $85,000 […]

  • Police warn Hofstra University students about flasher near campus

    HEMPSTEAD — Police are warning Hofstra University students about a man near campus who recently exposed himself to women walking alone in the area. A man was seen sitting in a dark sedan off-campus near the Hamilton Road entrance gates, according to the Hofstra University Department of Public Safety. On two separate occasions in two weeks, the man approached women and asked for directions. When the women responded, the man exposed himself. Students around campus expressed concern. “I don’t want […]

  • Another court date set for man accused of stabbing 2 children in Brooklyn elevator

    BROOKLYN — The man accused of stabbing two children, one fatally, in a Brooklyn elevator in 2014 appeared in court Friday with a new high-profile attorney, a move that has frustrated the victims’ families. “We’ve been going to court for almost three years, back and forth, back and forth, trying to get a trial date. No trial date, no nothing,” Aricka McCollins, mother of Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto who died from the stabbing, told PIX11 News Friday. Daniel St. Hubert appeared […]

  • Group attacks man with his own cane after victim offered to pay for their meal

    FLATBUSH-DITMAS PARK, Brooklyn – Five men are wanted for beating and robbing a patron at a Brooklyn restaurant earlier this month, police said. Joseph Molohon, 37, was at the Texas Chicken and Burgers on Ocean Avenue on March 1 when he was attacked by the group. Molohon told PIX11 News the argument started when he offered to pay for a man;s meal because he was short on cash. “He just went ballistic on me. He took my cane and hit me over the head,” Molohon […]

  • Serial robber targets women, snatches their purses in Brooklyn, Queens: NYPD

    NEW YORK — A thief is wanted for targeting women and snatching their purses in Queens and Brooklyn since last December. Galeano Concepaon, 41, was robbed near Wyckoff Avenue and Hart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Dec. 19, 2016, police said. She was walking when the thief snatched her bag that had $100 in cash, her cellphone and a debit card. Concepaon told PIX11 News she was on her way home from work when she was robbed. She said she is still […]

  • NYPD’s family grief unit helps members’ loved ones deal with loss

    NEW YORK — NYPD Sgt. Patrick Whalen is part of a brotherhood that intervenes when tragedy hits the police force. Whalen was apart of the team that notified the families of Det. Wenjian Lui and Det. Rafael Ramos after they were ambushed in their patrol car back in 2014. “When we meet the families we try to put them at ease but its not always easy. One of the things I do I introduce myself as Sgt. Whalen but please […]

  • Machete-wielding Queens man attacks would-be burglar who turns out to be nephew: police

    JAMAICA, Queens — A Queens homeowner attacked a masked burglar with a machete during a home invasion Friday, until he realized the man trying to rob him was his own nephew, police said. The man, 57, was in his home in Jamaica, Queens waiting for a package delivery about 10:30 a.m. when he heard a knock on the door, police said. He opened the door and found a person wearing a mask holding a box. The masked person, identified as Kevin Henriksen, […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Cops share heartbreaking moment NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was fatally shot

    NEW YORK — It was an instant headline maker — it’s been more than a year but to the officers involved it feels like yesterday. A young NYPD officer, Randolph Holder murdered, shot dead while trying to arrest a violent suspect. While fellow officers rush to the scene, they hear gunshots. Deputy Inspector Reymundo Mundo said, “that’s when we heard the call, shots fired shots fired-Wallace came over and said his officer was shot, officer down and he stated, ‘get help, […]