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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
  • NYPD investigating rapper 50 Cent for alleged threat to cop in Instagram post

    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Rapper 50 Cent is being investigated by the NYPD after he allegedly threatened an NYPD police officer in an Instagram post, officials confirmed to PIX11 News. “Get the strap” — which is street slang for “get the gun” — 50 Cent wrote on the post Wednesday, apparently referring to Deputy Inspector Emmanual Gonzalez, of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, who is accused of shaking down the hip-hop club Love & Lust. “They trying to shut […]

  • The annual GLSEN Respect Awards raise $1M for Safe Schools

    NEW YORK—The GLSEN “Respect Awards” were handed out at Cipriani’s. GLSEN was founded by a small group of teachers in the 1990s and has grown into a national organization that fights bullying and discrimination against LGBTQ youth. The awards are given to individuals who further the cause. This year’s honorees included actress Rosario Dawson, for her support of inclusive schools, and the clothing company Hollister. According to GLSEN, 8 out of 10 LGBTQ students are harassed at school.

  • PIX11 finds potentially dangerous bacteria in bathroom hand dryers citywide

    NEW YORK — Are hand dryers in public restrooms blowing bacteria back on your freshly washed hands as you’re drying them? PIX11 collected samples from a variety of restrooms in the city and, working with a nationally recognized lab, put them to the test. Take a closer look at that hand dryer in the bathroom and you’ll likely see filth, dirt and dust. What you won’t see is potentially dangerous bacteria. “If you wash your hands then dry your hands, […]

  • Brooklyn Shomrim patrol leader accused of raping underage girl

    BROOKLYN — An official who runs a Hasidic neighborhood watch group in Brooklyn has been accused of raping an underage girl, police confirmed Thursday. Police say 59-year-old Jacob Daskal, leader of the Shomrim’s Brooklyn South Safety Patrol, allegedly abused the girl between August and November of 2017. The Shomrim group acts as an auxiliary police unit for this Orthodox community, a civilian safety group that patrols in marked cars and works closely with the NYPD to keep the community safe. […]

  • Queens library brings drag queens, kids together for story hour

    WOODSIDE, Queens — There was a larger than life guest reader at story time inside the Woodside branch of the Queens Public Library Wednesday afternoon. She stands well over 6 feet tall in heels and wears a shiny purple and black dress. Nearly 50 children from babies to 10 year olds were captivated by Miss Harmonica Sunbeam, a drag queen! “Kids are drawn to shiny things colorful things,” Miss Harmonica said. “Even if I don’t get their attention with the story, […]

  • Allergies especially bad? You’re not alone. These tips can help:

    NEW YORK — Are your allergies acting up more than usual this season? You’re not alone. Dr. Jordan S. Josephson is an ear, nose and throat, and sinus specialist with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also the author of “Sinus Relief Now” and an allergy sufferer himself. “Your allergies act up, your nose gets swollen, sinuses get congested then what happens is you wind up with an infection,” Josephson said. He said the late winter is one reason for the […]

  • Vigil held for 9-year-old boy killed in Queens hit-and-run

    JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens — The grief-stricken family of a 9-year-old boy mowed down at a busy intersection is calling for change to make the street safer. “It’s a pain in my heart I can’t heal. It’s difficult for me. A dad is not supposed be burying his son,” Raul Ampuero said. Last Saturday, Giovanni Ampuero and his mother were crossing Northern Boulevard shortly after 1 p.m. when a Jeep Compass traveling on 70th Street made a left onto Northern Blvd., […]

  • Parents of student in Brooklyn school sex abuse case speak out

    CANARSIE, Brooklyn — The parents of a student who was allegedly sexually abused by a math teacher in Canarsie spoke out Saturday, along with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Andre Braddy, a math teacher at Lenox Academy in Canarsie, is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy at the school. The boy’s mother, Takisha Randall, found text messages, videos and pictures of the teacher on her son’s cellphone and alerted police.  Braddy, 34, has been removed from the school and is charged with criminal sex […]

  • Children, teens participate in viral challenges for social media recognition

    NEW YORK — The growth of social media has helped the spread of so-called viral challenges. PIX11 is taking an in-depth look into why teenagers and children are drawn to these stunts, many of them with dangerous consequences. PIX11 brought together a group of six Brooklyn students. None have attempted these life-threatening challenges, but they spoke at length about friends who have. When asked, “do you have any friends that have tried these viral challenges?” It was a resounding yes. […]

  • Leonia rule keeping nonresidents off local streets ruled illegal: AG

    LEONIA, N.J. — It’s a major win for residents who fought to have a controversial road closure program reversed. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday that it is illegal for Leonia to close off streets to out-of-towers. Those controversial street closures began several months ago as a response to motorists using side streets as cut throughs to get to the George Washington Bridge. Leonia officials closed off more than 50 residential streets in the borough. But it made […]