Shirley Chan is an award-winning journalist who joined the PIX11 News team in 2016. She was raised in New York City and is thrilled to be reporting in her hometown.

Prior to joining PIX11, Shirley worked as morning anchor at NBC Connecticut in Hartford. One of her most difficult assignments was the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Shirley remained on the anchor desk for hours during continuous coverage, delivering information on one of the worst mass shootings in our nation’s history. The station’s coverage was recognized with a Peabody Award.

Shirley got her start in television news at NBC’s The TODAY Show. Her time at TODAY afforded her the opportunity to travel and cover big stories of national importance including the September 11 attacks and two Olympic Games. Shirley started at NBC as an intern and worked her way up to being a producer, before leaving to embark on a successful on-air career. Shirley’s anchoring and reporting career has also earned her an Associated Press Award and four Emmy nominations.

Her first job in local news was at WWLP-TV22 in Springfield, Mass., where she was the station’s weekend anchor and investigative reporter. From Springfield, Shirley moved on to WFXT-FOX25 in Boston, where her duties included both reporting and fill-in anchoring.

Shirley enjoys the diverse nature of reporting. She may be on the frontlines of breaking news one moment, or filing an eye-opening, in-depth story the next. After enjoying over a decade at three New England broadcast outlets, she is happy to once again call NYC home.

You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @shirleychantv.

Recent Articles
  • 13-year-old boy struck by vehicle in Harlem, suffers severe head trauma

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A 13-yearold boy was struck by a vehicle and rushed to the hospital, officials said. The teen was hit near East 135th Street and 5th Avenue around 2 p.m., officials said. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital. He suffered severe head trauma. Officials have not yet released the name of the teen. Witnesses at the scene said two boys were running across the street and did not have the light. It’s possible they were running to a […]

  • NY lawmakers want to make helmets mandatory for cyclists

    NEW YORK — State lawmakers have proposed two bills that would make it mandatory for all adult cyclists to wear helmets or face a $50 ticket. The only helmet law on the books currently requires kids 14 and under to wear one. Proponents say helmets will reduce the number of injuries and deaths. Opponents say otherwise, contending that it will discourage cycling and affect the safety-in-numbers theory — essentially, as the number of cyclists increases, so does their presence, making it […]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts worker allegedly refuses to serve cops in Brooklyn

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Two NYPD detectives were allegedly ignored and denied service at a combo Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin Robbins store in Brooklyn on Sunday, the president of the detectives union said. The two investigators entered the store at 1993 Atlantic Ave. in between cases around 12 p.m. to purchase ice cream from the Baskin Robbins section of the store, the detectives union said. The detectives were not wearing suit jackets, so their shields clipped to their belts and holstered guns were […]

  • Can dogs get autism? Some dog owners resist vaccination rules

    Some dog owners are now embracing the anti-vaccination movement and the governing body of veterinarians is seeing a trend nationwide. A growing number of vets are concerned pet owners are keeping their animals from getting vaccinated over fears, including that the inoculations could cause autism. The anti-immunization fervor began with questionable data suggesting vaccines can lead to autism in children. Already an explosive and emotional debate when it comes to kids, the rejection of vaccines is now spreading to animals, […]

  • Attempted kidnapper arrested after woman chases him down in Washington Heights

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A man is facing kidnapping charges, accused of snatching a 2-year-old girl on a street in Upper Manhattan before her aunt told police she was able to grab her niece back. It happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. Police say Jose Martinez, 27, approached the woman and her 2-year-old niece, grabbed the girl and fled from St. Nicholas Avenue and West 193rd Street. The aunts said she chased after the suspect and yelled for help. When she […]

  • Residents in NJ town prepare for legal fight over religious boundary around Mahwah

    MAHWAH, N.J. — A battle is brewing in a North Jersey community over a religious boundary. White piping has been installed on utility poles in Mahwah to extend an eruv. At a regularly scheduled city council meeting tonight, hundreds of residents showed up to voice their opposition to the Orthodox Jewish enclosure. A group called “Mahwah Strong” is leading the charge against the eruv. The group now has over a thousand members, started a petition and has retained an attorney […]

  • Today’s the last day to apply for New York’s free tuition scholarship

    Time is running out if you want to attend a SUNY or CUNY school for free this upcoming year. The deadline to apply for the tuition-free scholarship is today. The application period is open from June 7-July 24th. You can still apply online by midnight Friday. In January, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the Excelsior Scholarship program and in April, lawmakers passed it as part of the state budget. David Bloomfield, Professor of Education at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center […]

  • Special sites opening throughout city to provide support for at-risk families with young children

    NEW YORK – The city plans to open centers designed to support at-risk families with young children, officials announced Thursday. The Administration for Children`s Services  is working to open Group Attachment Based Intervention (GABI) centers in every borough, ACS Commissioner David Hansell said. He announced the program with First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray in Jamaica this afternoon. GABI is a program of therapeutic intervention developed by Dr. Anne Murphy, Director of the Rose F. Kennedy Early Childhood Center at […]

  • Hip-hop dethrones rock as most popular music genre in the U.S.

    R&B/hip-hop has dethroned rock as the most popular music genre in the United States. Nielsen Music released its mid-year report and it found that hip-hop and R&B are king. Nielsen classifies the two under the same genre, finding it makes up 25.1 percent of all music consumed in the country. Rock ‘n’ roll came in second at 23 percent.  Pop was third, and country was the fourth most popular genre.  Classical music was in last place with just 1 percent […]

  • Local man shatters record for longest career as airline mechanic

    An airline mechanic for American Airlines was honored Tuesday for his 75 years with the company. Every day since 1942, Azriel “Al” Blackman has worked out of hangar 10 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. “They’re here to help me celebrate all the years I’ve been with the company,” said Blackman. There was a lunch reception in his honor inside the hangar. Blackman also shattered the Guinness world record as the “longest career as an airline mechanic.” He was presented […]