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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
  • No bail for teen accused of dragging NYPD officer nearly to death

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A teenager accused of nearly dragging an NYPD officer to his death was back in court Wednesday. Police officers packed the courtroom as Justin Murrell appeared for an adjournment hearing.  PBA President Pat Lynch said they want to make sure Murrell is never released on bail. Last June, Murrell allegedly dragged Officer Dalsh Veve for more than two blocks in East Flatbush. Veve, a father of two, and other officers were responding to a call of shots […]

  • Men sought after officer is dragged by car in Times Square: police

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Two men are being sought for questioning Wednesday, after an officer was injured when he was struck and dragged during an attempted traffic stop in Times Square over the weekend, according to police. Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, are persons of interest in Sunday’s incident, police said. Investigators want to question the men, who are both from the Bronx, after a vehicle sped off and clipped an officer during an attempted traffic stop. The officer has […]

  • Several cops, firefighters hurt in blaze at Queens high-rise apartment

    FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — Police officers, firefighters and civilians were injured Friday when a fire broke out in a high-rise apartment building in Far Rockaway, authorities said. Officers ran inside the complex to rescue residents while firefighters attacked the blaze from the outside, climbing onto nearby balconies to reach the flames instead of going “head-to-head” with the whipping winds that fueled the fire. A police sergeant, seven officers and three firefighters suffered smoke inhalation while responding to the blaze, NYPD […]

  • Man snatches cash out of 4-year-old girl’s hand at Manhattan ATM

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A 4-year-old girl at an ATM with her mother and infant sister was terrified when a man ran up and snatched $300 from her hand. Her 37-year-old mother had just withdrawn the cash from a Chase Bank on Broadway on Tuesday afternoon. The man ran off the money and the girl’s glove. “To go after a child, I mean, that’s just unacceptable,” the girl’s mother said. “She’s now afraid that he’s going to come back […]

  • Man rapes, robs woman using a walker in the Bronx: police

    NORWOOD, the Bronx — Police are searching Wednesday for a man accused of raping and robbing a 64-year-old woman in the Bronx. The man followed the victim, who uses a walker to get around, for about 40 minutes around the neighborhood before she went into an apartment building in the area of East Gun Hill Road and Dekalb Avenue in Norwood around 6:30 p.m. Monday, police said. The man allegedly lurked behind her as she was checking her mail, and […]

  • Student allegedly slashes classmate at all-girl school in Queens

    JAMAICA, Queens — A teen allegedly slashed her classmate during a fight at an all-girl school in Queens Tuesday, police said. Shortly after 12 p.m., the pair of students began to argue in the media room at Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens. A 17-year-old pulled out a kitchen knife and slashed an 18-year-old in her forehead, ear and eye, police said. The knife has been recovered by officers. The suspected attacker has been taken into custody, while the victim […]

  • Brooklyn boy, 6, comes home from school with both arms broken, education officials pointing fingers

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn mother was shocked when she picked her son up from his Bushwick school: both of the 6-year-old student’s arms were broken. Krystal Alejandro immediately asked school officials what had happened, but no one could explain it. Her son is in the after-school program at P.S. 106 and was in their care at the time. But neither the school nor the after-school program have taken responsibility for the boy during the afternoon playground accident. “It’s a horrible […]

  • Woman, 22, found dead in Crown Heights home

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A 22-year-old woman was found dead inside her Brooklyn home on Wednesday after her toddler’s constant crying and screaming led a neighbor to call 911, authorities said. Tonie Wells’ body was discovered shortly before 10 a.m. at the bottom of the basement staircase at a home on Sterling Place near Albany Avenue in Crown Heights, police said. She had trauma to her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The medical examiner will determine Wells’ […]

  • Man killed in Queens hit-and-run identified

    GLENDALE, Queens — Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a man in Queens then left him to die in the street, just two blocks away from home. A 911 call came in about 10:50 p.m. about a man lying close to the left-turn lane of Woodhaven Boulevard, just north of Metropolitan Avenue, police said. Thomas Kelly, 47, of Queens, was found unconscious in the middle of the street. He was suffering from trauma to his head and body […]

  • Nassau County Youth Court lets teens make decisions

    Nassau County Youth Court is teaching young people valuable life lessons.  The court is real and the cases are real, but the defendants are young, ages 11 to 17, and their cases are tried by other teenagers. Teens in the program face minor charges or sometimes felony charges, but the program keeps them out of jail. The NCYC is the largest of its kind in the Tri-State Area, and the only one in New York run by a district attorney. […]