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
  • Baby Jesus stolen from NJ church Nativity scene returned after nearly 100 years

    HOBOKEN, N.J. — Church staff called police for what they thought was a suspicious package, but it turned out to be a baby Jesus stolen from the Our Lady of Grace Church Nativity scene about 90 years ago. Staff discovered the package on Wednesday. It had no return address. They brought it to the attention of Rev. Alex Santora, who had his reservations. “Some red flags went up because it didn’t have a name — just the church, no return address,” […]

  • Brooklyn all-girls chess team raising money to go to National Championship

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — An all-girls chess team is looking to raise money to head to a national tournament in Chicago next month. Ten girls between the ages of 7 and 10 form the Queens of Chess in Kings County club. They meet every other Wednesday evening and tonight they invited PIX11 along. “I love how you get to play with other people, meet new people, experience travel and have fun,” 9-year-old Farrah Mussasaid. Farrah and her Aunt, Kim Kirkley, started […]

  • Bronx family say 9-year-old daughter’s dog was stolen from in front of supermarket

    PELHAM BAY, The Bronx — A Bronx family is pleading for the safe return of their dog, Jake. The 4-year-old Lab is seen on surveillance video being led away by two women. Hector Castro took Jake out for his nightly walk around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He tied his leash to a bench outside a supermarket just down the street from home. He wasn’t inside the grocery store for more than five minutes when he came outside to find Jake missing. […]

  • Seniors push for affordable housing in NYC, say they shouldn’t have to pick between food or homes

    BROOKLYN — Hundreds packed the inside of an east Brooklyn church Monday night, determined to convince city politicians to fight for affordable housing for the seniors. They’re asking the city to commit to $500 million a year for the next four years for a total of $2 billion. The money would be used to build 15,000 units for seniors on vacant land on existing New York City Housing Authority properties. “Senior citizens have to decide to pay their rent or eat,” 60-year-old […]

  • Dog walker from ‘Uber for dogs’ app loses New York couple’s Chihuahua

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Anguished dog owners Nicole DiCarlo and Cody Hunt are doing everything they can to find their beloved Chihuahua Norman after a dog walker, hired through the popular app Wag, lost the pup. They have not seen their precious dog in a week. The couple have used the app in the past with no problems. Last Friday, their regular walker was not available and they used a new walker. The Wag employee took both of the […]

  • Bronx community opposes plans to build new jail in Mott Haven

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — Community members held a town hall Thursday night to voice their concerns over a proposal to build a new jail in the south Bronx neighborhood. The jail would be built at the corner of East 141st Street and Concord Avenue. It’s currently the site of an NYPD impound lot. Hundreds packed the auditorium of P.S. 65 Mother Hale Academy, which is just down the street from the site. The meeting opened with chants of “We […]

  • Doctor speaks out about gun violence, files lawsuit against Bronx-Lebanon Hospital for 2017 shooting

    NEW YORK — A medical resident recovering from gunshot wounds in a doctor’s assault-rifle attack at a New York hospital is speaking out about gun violence after filing a lawsuit against the institution and a gun shop. Justin Timperio sued Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages. “Because of the nature of these weapons used, it hit me in the liver, ricocheted through my abdomen, hit my stomach my small intestine and tracked down and came out my right […]

  • More than 1,200 NYPD officers sign up for pension seminar citing low pay, sinking morale

    QUEENS VILLAGE — A record number of NYPD rank-and-file officers registered for a pension seminar, a sign according to the head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, that they’re considering leaving the job due to low pay and sinking morale. 1,200 officers were expected Wednesday evening at Antun’s in Queens Village to learn more from pension experts at the information session. “The danger here is 1,200 of our police officers eligible to retire are making the decision now so in the […]

  • New Yorkers ‘lose hope’ while applying again and again for city’s affordable housing lottery

    As any New Yorker knows, finding an apartment is not easy. The city’s affordable housing lottery was set up to assist residents, but applying for the lottery takes time and patience. Brooklyn resident Maria Martinez told PIX11 she’s been applying faithfully for 20 years, since the inception of the lottery program. Speaking through a translator, she said the process is frustrating. “You keep applying. You hope you end up with a home, but it hasn’t happened for me yet,” Martinez said. […]

  • 8-year-old girl shot in the head in Brooklyn

    CANARSIE, Brooklyn — An 8-year-old girl was shot in the head in Brooklyn on Monday night, police officials said. She was on Flatlands Avenue near East 83rd Street when she was shot around 5:45 p.m., officials said. The girl was in a van stopped at a red light with several other children when shots were fired by a group of men. A bullet struck the rear driver’s side window and the 8-year-old girl, who was sitting behind the driver, was hit […]