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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
  • Flames rip through building in Yonkers; smoke can be seen from Manhattan

    YONKERS, N.Y. –– Fast moving flames tore through a three-story structure under construction in Yonkers. Firefighters responded shortly after 10 a.m. to the building on Warburton Avenue to find it fully engulfed in flames. Several dozen construction workers were inside but escaped safely. A firefighter suffered minor injuries after being hit by debris and several others suffered heat exhaustion during a day of record-breaking high temperatures. “Guys get exhausted that much quicker. You’re so hot from being inside, all of a […]

  • NYCHA gets $355 million to replace crumbling building facades

    LOWER EAST SIDE – It’s been two years since the de Blasio administration launched an ambitious 10-year plan to improve and preserve city public housing developments. The program, “NextGen NYCHA,” just got a huge boost. New York City Housing Authority officials marked the second anniversary of NextGen NYCHA with a big announcement this afternoon. The city will commit $355 million to replace crumbling facades on NYCHA buildings over the next decade. They made the announcement outside the Baruch Houses in the […]

  • ‘Avocado Hand’ injuries are on the rise

    NEW YORK — Avocados seem to be everywhere these days. You can find the superfood in many dishes on many menus city-wide. New Yorkers are in love with avocados! But with that love, comes pain. Turns out a lot of people don’t know the proper way to pit an “alligator pear.” Some are ending up in the ER over it. One group of doctors is saying avocado-related injuries are on the rise. The Times of London reports the British Association […]

  • Grim sign of Spring: This is why dead bodies float to surface of NYC waterways

    CENTRAL PARK — Two bodies have been found floating in Central Park in two days. It’s not unique to the park. Bodies have been found floating in the East and Hudson Rivers in recent weeks. It’s a grim sign of the season. During the spring months, there’s an uptick in so-called “floaters” found in New York City waterways. On Tuesday, an NYC Parks Department worker found the badly decomposed, nude body of a man in his 20s in the Central Park reservoir. It had […]

  • Protesters greet Paul Ryan during visit to Harlem charter school

    HARLEM — Speaker of House Paul Ryan got a frosty welcome from New Yorkers this afternoon in Harlem. Ryan was met by protestors who booed him as he visited Success Academy charter school. The Wisconsin Republican’s visit brought the debate over public versus charter schools into the spotlight once again. Ryan has been an outspoken proponent of charter schools. West 118th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue the street where the front of the school is located, was closed off. […]

  • Suspected carjacker being chased by Newark police dies in crash

    NEWARK, N.J. — A police chase in New Jersey ended in a crash that killed a man Saturday evening, authorities said. Officers in Newark were pursuing a carjacked vehicle when it crashed at about 7 p.m. on Holland Street near Springfield Avenue, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office. Sources told PIX11 News the suspected carjacker was killed. The deceased’s name was not released because his family has not been notified yet, the prosecutor’s office said.  

  • Sword-swinging man arrested in Times Square

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A man swinging a 3-foot-long sword in Times Square nearly slashed a police officer as he was taken into custody, authorities said. Ronald Pearson, 51, of Brooklyn, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Saturday near West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue, police said. He faces a charge of menancing, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. Pearson allegedly pulled out a yard-long sword and began swinging it in the middle of busy Times Square. Officers took […]

  • Former NYPD narcotics detective among 14 people indicted in LI-NYC heroin ring

    NASSAU COUNTY — Authorities announced the takedown Friday of a big heroin ring that sent 23,000 heroin doses a week into Nassau County, and Queens and Brooklyn in New York, with 14 people indicted, including a former NYPD narcotics detective. Law enforcement officials estimate they sold $170,000 a week of the narcotic. “Our message is clear drug dealers need to know what they’re putting out on the street is killing people,” said Madeline Singas, Nassau County District Attorney. One of the […]

  • Brooklyn baker offers sweet new way to troll your enemies

    BROOKLYN – Haters, troll at your own risk! You may be forced to eat your own words, your mean-spirited words! For victims of Internet trolls, you can now have a company put your hater’s comment, word for word, on a cake and have that cake mailed to them. A Brooklyn woman, Kat Thek, bakes out of her apartment and calls her company “Troll Cakes Bakery and Detective Agency.” Her company motto is “See Something, Cake Something.” Thek says she got […]

  • Tribeca Film Festival opens with documentary of legendary Clive Davis

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — It’s opening night for the Tribeca Film Festival — and now in its 16th year, it’s still going strong. This year’s festival opened with a screening of a documentary about legendary music producer Clive Davis. The screening was held at Radio City Music Hall. Star power was out in force, as a bevy of celebrities from film, television and music walked the red carpet this evening. Robert De Niro co-founded the Festival in 2002, to help revitalize Lower Manhattan […]