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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
  • Exclusive: 60-year-old woman attacked in Harlem tells her story

    HARLEM — A 60-year-old woman is speaking out exclusively to PIX11 after a frightening attack inside her building in Harlem. “I screamed and I was so worried,” said the woman, who didn’t want to be identified. Police say a man seen on surveillance video followed the victim into her building, placed her in a rear chokehold and slammed her against the wall. “He threw me against the wall with his hands on my throat,” the woman said. The attacker then […]

  • Deadly Newark carjacking: 3 in custody after woman is killed on Thanksgiving, NJ officials say

    NEWARK, N.J. — Three people are in custody Friday after a woman was shot and killed during a carjacking on Thanksgiving, New Jersey officials said. Shuri Henry, 40, of Newark, was fatally shot on South 20th Street just before 11 p.m. Thursday, according to Essex County Prosecutor’s Office officials. NJ.com says Henry was a community organizer, and the daughter of late community organizer Cheryl Cottle-Henry. Police said Henry’s nephew was in the car when she was fatally shot. Her 2005 Kia Sorrento […]

  • 1 stabbed at Manhattan apartment building

    TWO BRIDGES, Manhattan — A person was stabbed inside a Manhattan apartment building Friday afternoon, officials said. Details were scarce in the early stages of the investigation. A law enforcement source told PIX11 News that at about 1:30 p.m. a resident on the fourth floor called 911 when the victim, covered in blood, knocked on their door for help. Neighbors said police have taped off the crime scene and there were blood stains on the floor. The stabbing happened on […]

  • Coney Island shooting: Ex allegedly kills teen girl, injures boyfriend

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — A teen is dead and her 20-year-old boyfriend is in the hospital after the girl’s ex-boyfriend allegedly shot the pair inside a Coney Island apartment early Tuesday, police said. Neighbors inside the complex on West 35th Street told PIX11 News they heard fighting and gunshots about 4 a.m. and called 911. Officers arrived to find a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the arm and a 17-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to her chest. […]

  • Ex-boyfriend arrested in slaying of young mom in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — A young mother’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her toddler son has been arrested after she was found slashed in the neck inside a Bronx apartment, police said Thursday. Darrin Rose, 22, of the Bronx, faces charges of murder, manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Zoila Feliz. It was about 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday when police responded to an apartment on Stratford Avenue between Westchester and Watson avenues to investigate a […]

  • Girlfriend gives emotional testimony of day Delrawn Small was allegedly shot by NYPD officer

    Zaquanna Albert, the girlfriend of Delrawn Small, took the stand during day two of the murder trial against off-duty NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs, who is accused of shooting Small. Albert explained how their July 4th started with a barbecue and drinks with friends and how it ended with her watching in horror as the father of her infant son was allegedly shot to death by Isaacs who had cut them off in road rage. Albert broke down in tears describing […]

  • Man arrested in Brooklyn home invasion that led to death of 91-year-old: sources

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A man has been arrested after a 91-year-old man was killed and his 100-year-old wife injured in a Brooklyn home invasion, sources said Friday. Dwayne Blackwood, 27, of Elton Street, Brooklyn, is charged with second-degree murder in the Wednesday, Oct. 11 robbery that left one man dead on Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to police sources. Blackwood is also charged with assault and burglary. Responding officers said they found Waldiman Thompson, 91, tied up and unconscious on the […]

  • Soldier’s family says they never received call from Trump after son’s death

    BROOKLYN – He served with love and loyalty making the ultimate sacrifice. When Sgt. Roshan Brooks was killed overseas in August, his family thought they would receive a call from President Trump, especially hearing the President say he called virtually every family of fallen soldiers. Brooks’ family said they never received a call, even calling the president a liar. The family of Sgt. La David Johnson, a Green-beret soldier, killed with three others in Niger came forward with their own issues Tuesday. Although […]

  • Criminal trial starts for NYPD officer who allegedly killed Delrawn Small

    NEW YORK — The criminal trial of an off-duty NYPD officer who allegedly fatally shot a man in Brooklyn started Wednesday. Officer Wayne Isaacs allegedly shot Delrawn Small, 37 on July 4, 2016 after a traffic dispute. The two men argued as they drove in separate cars along Atlantic Avenue and both stopped their cars at a red light on Bradford Street where Small got out of his car. Isaacs said that Small tried to assault him, but surveillance video shows Small approaching the […]

  • Supervisor killed at Manhattan construction site days after workplace dispute

    MANHATTAN — A man fatally shot the supervisor who fired him days prior, then killed himself at a construction site in Manhattan early Thursday, according to police. An active shooter was reported near West 59th Street between 11th and 12th avenues, bordering the Upper West Side and Hell’s Kitchen, at about 7 a.m., police said. A foreman, who is in charge of the construction crew, was found dead with several gunshot wounds on the 37th floor of the building, police […]