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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
  • 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 […]

  • Correction Officers’ union blames mayor for uptick in assaults at Rikers

    RIKERS ISLAND — Two Rikers Correction officers injured last week spoke out for the first time from the COBA headquarters in Queens Tuesday. “I was burned with hot water on my face, my nose broken.” said an officer about an incident that happened on Saturday. Both showed their burns, cuts and bruises from being attacked in Rikers. The officers names were withheld out of fear for their safety. COBA President Elias Husamudeen, said “The mayor blames me for playing politics […]

  • Chief Nilda Irizarry Hofmann becomes first Hispanic woman in NYPD promoted to three-star chief

    THE BRONX — Chief Nilda Hofmann is a familiar face in her Bronx neighborhood and she’s making history as the first Hispanic woman appointed three-star chief within the NYPD. Hofmann joined the department in 1987 as a civilian. Three years later, she was a rookie cop and that was the beginning of her history-making. She was one of only four female officers at the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx. Hofmann came up through the ranks doing several tours in at […]

  • Pedestrian killed, another hurt in Bronx hit-and-run; gun found at scene

    BELMONT, the Bronx — A pedestrian was killed and another was injured in a hit-and-run in the Belmont section of the Bronx on Monday. The pedestrians were struck shortly after 5 a.m. on Third Avenue between 181st and 182nd streets, according to the FDNY. Wally Dominguez, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second pedestrian, a 24-year-old man suffered an injury to his left ankle. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition. Police say the unidentified driver of 2017 […]

  • Veteran beaten in the Bronx by group of 5

    PARKCHESTER, the Bronx — A Bronx man in his 70s who survived the Vietnam War and beat cancer is again fighting for his life after being beaten by five men on Wednesday. The victim, Willie Boyd, had an altercation of some sort late Tuesday over money and called the police, family members said. An hour later, his door was broken down and he was attacked. A neighbor found Boyd in the hallway, with blood staining the floor. The attack was caught […]

  • Baby girl among 4 family members shot dead in Brooklyn: police

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Four family members, including a 1-year-old girl, were shot and killed in their Brooklyn home Wednesday, according to police. The child’s grandmother made the horrifying discovery around 5 a.m. at the three-bedroom apartment in the Riverdale Osborne Towers on Thatford Avenue, near Riverdale Avenue, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said. The victims have been identified as Laylay Briggs, 1; Terrance Briggs, 27; Loyd Drain III, 16; and Loyd Drain Jr., 57; according to police. All four lives at the apartment. […]

  • Man caught on camera stealing packages from multiple Upper West Side homes

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Police are looking for a man who they believe is a serial package thief after several reports of packages being stolen from buildings on the Upper West Side. The first incident reported around 3:37 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2017, inside of a building at West 71 Street and Broadway. The suspect was able to get into the building and stole a package from the lobby before fleeing in an unknown direction. It happened again on […]

  • Roommate allegedly snaps, strangles 92-year-old SoHo woman because of her snoring: source

    SOHO, Manhattan — A 92-year-old Manhattan woman died after her roommate allegedly strangled her and smothered her with a pillow Thursday morning because she was snoring, police sources said. Veronica Ivins lived with Enrique Leyva, a 47-year-old man who is not related to her, in an apartment on Sullivan Street in SoHo, sources said. He called 911 just before 7 a.m. to report himself, saying he snapped. “I killed my roommate because I can’t take it anymore,” he allegedly said, according […]

  • ‘I’d like to hit him…with my cane’: Woman, 92, has message for man who attacked her

    ASTORIA, Queens — A 92-year-old woman has a plan for the man who assaulted her in Queens on Saturday night. “I’d like to hit him on the head with my cane,” she said. She was on her way home with groceries when a man came up behind her and grabbed her purse and bag full of food, knocking her to the ground. Her nose, left shoulder and arm were injured. “He pulled me so fast, he knocked me down,” she said. “My face […]