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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
  • Husband, 72, accused of shooting his 28-year-old wife in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — A 72-year-old man allegedly shot his 28-year-old wife in the face Thursday morning during a fight at their Bronx apartment, police said. Clarence White had nothing to say about he’s been accused of doing. Officers were called at about 8:30 a.m. to their home on Glebe Avenue. A neighbor said that at about that time, he heard them yelling. “They were arguing (outside) but then he went inside and she followed him,” the neighbor told PIX11 News […]

  • Bronx man turns himself into police after fatally stabbing person who flipped middle finger at him

    EASTCHESTER, the Bronx — The 47-year old Bronx man who allegedly stabbed a young man to death overnight turned himself in to police Wednesday, police said. Juan Garcia, who’s been arrested three times before on assault charges, turned himself in with a lawyer, officials said. He allegedly stabbed 25-year-old Billy Sierra after Sierra flashed the middle finger at him. Garcia and a group of men were on the side of the road Tuesday night after getting into an unrelated fender bender near the […]

  • MTA workers file grievance over deplorable working conditions

    Some MTA employees say they literally can’t get a break while working their shifts. With a lack of bathrooms and lunch breaks, their patience is running short. Train operator Kim McLaurin and her colleagues — conductor Tramell Thompson and train operator Trevor Logan — told PIX11 in an exclusive interview that their working conditions are unbearable. “There are no accommodations for pregnant women down there imagine what happens when you have to use the bathroom,” McLaurin, who’s spent nine years working as […]

  • Mothers shot and killed at Brooklyn party identified

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A community is in mourning and demanding justice for two young mothers killed when a gunman opened fire at a party in Brooklyn. Chynna Battle, 21, and Shaqwanda Staley, 29, were killed Wednesday evening. Police said the women were among about 20 people hanging out in the courtyard of 740 Gates Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant when two men walked into the party about 9:30 p.m. One of them pulled out a gun and fired off at least nine shots. […]

  • Toddler’s death ruled a homicide; foul play suspected in death of 3-year-old brother

    THE BRONX — Olivia Gee, 2, died three minutes apart from her 3-year-old brother Micha. Now, a law enforcement source is telling PIX11 Monday evening that the medical examiner has ruled Olivia’s death a homicide and foul play is also suspected in Micha’s death. This is a departure from initial reports that said the brother and sister may have died from asthma attacks. The coroner is expected to perform Micha’s autopsy Tuesday.  Little Olivia’s was performed Monday. Once both autopsies […]

  • Brooklyn gun shop clerk shoots would-be thief after culprit pepper sprayed him

    BENSONHURST, Brooklyn — A would-be thief with a hammer and pepper spray had the tables turned on him when the clerk at a Brooklyn gun shop shot him, police said. The culprit asked to see guns at DF Brothers Sports Center Tuesday morning, but he pulled out pepper spray and blasted the clerk in the face after the store employee asked to see a gun permit, police said. He pulled out a hammer and shattered a display case, grabbing two pistols, police […]

  • Fight breaks out at Long Island high school graduation

    MASTIC BEACH, Suffolk County — A melee broke out at a graduation celebration at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach over the weekend when a fight between two women escalated into an all-out brawl caught on cellphone video. Video of the incident was posted to Facebook. It shows two women punching each other and wrestling on the ground. Several people tried to separate them but another woman ran up and started kicking one of the brawlers. The two were finally […]

  • NYPD sergeant charged in shooting death of Deborah Danner

    CASTLE HILL, the Bronx — An NYPD sergeant is facing charges in the death of Deborah Danner, a woman with a history of mental illness who was shot at her Bronx home last year, police sources confirmed Wednesday. Sgt. Hugh Barry was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter Wednesday for fatally shooting Danner, 66, on Oct. 18, 2016. The day Danner was killed, the NYPD had been called about an “emotionally disturbed person” inside a seventh-floor apartment on Pugsley Avenue […]

  • Man pushes woman to lobby floor, snatches her necklace

    WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — A man shoved a 58-year-old woman to the lobby floor of her Bronx apartment building and snatched her gold necklace. “He was harassing me and saying somethings bad, but I could not understand,” the victim told PIX11 in Spanish. Police in the Bronx are looking for the man who allegedly stole the jewelry right off of the woman’s neck. He attacked her around 2 a.m. on May 22 inside a building near East 242nd Street and White […]

  • 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 […]