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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.


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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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, […]

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    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, […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: NYPD sergeant shares story about how colleague died protecting him in shooting

    NEW YORK — The images were shocking. Another police officer, Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, was shot on the streets of New York. The suspect was a man who had 17 prior arrests. PIX11 covered the story extensively and three months later we sat down one-on-one with Sgt. Emmanuel Kwo, who said Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo saved his life the day Tuozzolo was shot and killed. “There is no reason why I’m here and he’s not except he saved my life,” Kwo said. […]

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    NOW ON PIX11 TV: A grateful NYPD officer tells the powerful story of how his colleague died saving his life

    When veteran NYPD Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo lost his life during a deadly police shootout, his community was heartbroken. The 41-year-old proudly and bravely served for nearly 20 years in the NYPD. He was assigned to the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx when he died in the line of duty. Now, just three months later, we’re learning about what really happened on that tragic day in November and the unexpected way his NYPD family is coping with losing one of their […]

  • Danny Fitzpatrick was attending Holy Angels Catholic School when students began bullying him. He took his own life Thursday evening. (GoFundMe)

    Family of bullied boy, 13, who killed himself files lawsuit against Brooklyn Catholic school

    WEST BRIGHTON, Staten Island — The family of a bullied boy who killed himself last year relived their son’s final moments Thursday as they announced a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Catholic school they said ignored the boy’s cry for help. Daniel Fitzpatrick, 13, hanged himself in the attic of his Staten Island home on Aug. 11. The lawsuit filed Thursday claims school officials did not enforce an anti-bullying program even after they were made aware of what was going on. Fitzpatrick, who attended […]

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    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 […]