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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
  • Baby is braindead after being found in Brooklyn apartment

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A 6-month-old baby boy is brain dead after after being found unconscious in his Brooklyn home, police said Thursday. His father called 911 Tuesday evening, saying his son wasn’t waking up from his nap, police officials said. Emergency crews rushed the baby to a local hospital in bad shape. Police are looking into all possibilities to determine the details around the tragic situation. Crime scene tape was still over the door Thursday. No charges had been filed as of Thursday evening, but […]

  • Intruder breaks into girl’s bedroom in Brooklyn

    BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — An intruder broke into a Brooklyn home in the middle of the night and snuck into the bedroom of a young girl, law enforcement sources said. It happened about 3 a.m. Tuesday at a home on 39th Street near 15th Avenue. Police say two sisters, a 10-year-old and a 14-year-old, sleeping in the same room were awakened by an intruder. The man was in bed with the 14-year-old with his hand over her mouth and pants […]

  • Dad of 2-year-old boy found dead in Mount Vernon charged with murder

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — Police have charged the father of a 2-year-old boy with murder after the child was found dead inside a Mount Vernon apartment on Monday. The child’s mother found the toddler unconscious in an apartment in the Esplanade Gardens complex on East Lincoln Avenue around 7 p.m. and called 911. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The child’s father — Lloyd Scott, 34 — was arrested Tuesday and faces a charge of second-degree […]

  • 76-year-old woman with a cane robbed in Queens, thief sought

    HILLCREST, Queens — Police are asking for help in looking for the man who robbed a 76-year-old woman with a cane in Queens Thursday morning. The incident happened around 6:05 a.m. when the woman was talking to a man outside of 164-01 Grand Central Parkway in Hillcrest, police said. While talking to the woman, the man forcibly removed her wallet and took $80 in cash before fleeing to an unknown direction. PIX11 spoke to the victim, whose identity has been […]

  • 3-year-old boy found wandering alone in Queens

    SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — A 3-year-old boy, dressed only in his pajamas and socks, was found wandering the street before sunrise in Queens Thursday morning, sources told PIX11 News. The child was spotted about 5:20 a.m. crossing the road at 109th Avenue and 120th Street in South Ozone Park. He was wearing pajama pants and a T-shirt and was not wearing shoes, sources said. A passerby called 911 and the child was taken to a hospital for evaluation. There, […]

  • Knife-wielding masked men tie up Staten Island residents in terrifying home invasion

    STATEN ISLAND — Police say two men armed with knives wearing masks forced their way into a Staten Island home and tied up the homeowners in a terrifying home invasion Wednesday morning. It all started round 6 a.m. when the 67-year-old husband opened the garage door to warm up his wife’s vehicle and was ambushed by the two men. Police say one men pulled a knife, threw the husband to the ground and punched him several times. The other man […]

  • Merengue singer attacked with machetes in Washington Heights

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A group of teens beat a popular merengue singer in Washington Heights on Saturday night, knocking him out and leaving him with knife wounds. Javier Gutierrez, a 43-year-old merengue artist from New Jersey who goes by Mala Fe, was in a van at 180th Street and Audubon Avenue on his way to meet with other musicians. A group of teens in the street refused to move and one of them broke the vehicle’s rear window, according to Gutierrez’ Instagram […]

  • Man allegedly impersonates cop, tries to extort teenage girl for cash, sex in Queens

    RICHMOND HILL, Queens — A man allegedly impersonating an NYPD officer in Queens attempted to force a teenage girl to give him money and sexual favors, police said. Devenish Seecharan, 25, had police lights on his car, officials said. He allegedly told a 17-year-old girl to get in at 123rd Street and 89th Avenue because she was a “truant.” Seecharan allegedly told the girl he’d let her go if she gave him $200, police said. She said she didn’t have the money […]

  • Dueling rallies held over parole of convicted cop killer

    NEW YORK — Dueling rallies were held Friday on the controversial decision to release convicted cop killer Herman Bell from prison. Bell was a member of the radical Black Liberation Army who killed Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini after luring them to a Harlem housing project with a phony 911 call. Jones died instantly from a single shot. But Piagentini was shot 22 times after begging for his life. Bell was captured and convicted in 1971 and has been behind […]

  • Bronx woman fatally shot, off-duty correction officer claims his gun went off accidentally

    THE BRONX — A correction officer has been charged after a woman was fatally shot inside a Bronx apartment building overnight. The officer claims his gun went off accidentally. The single gunshot woke up people who live in the building on Ogden Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police arrived to find 35-year-old Marie Faye dead on the scene, and 42-year-old correction officer Alain Samba, with a gun. Samba, of Ogden Avenue, claims his weapon went off accidentally. A source tells […]