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
  • Queens man heads to Las Vegas for armwrestling tournament

    WHITESTONE, Queens — A Queens man becomes the only athlete from New York City heading to an elite armwrestling tournament in Las Vegas at the end of this month. It might bring back memories of school yard challenges, but armwrestling is actually a professional sport. The World Armwrestling League Championship will be held in Las Vegas on June 29. Patrick Baffa, 33, runs a successful plumbing business. His love of armwrestling started early. “I used to start arm wrestling with […]

  • New Manhattan pizza shop &pizza offers up free pies

    NOMAD, Manhattan — The grand opening of a new pizza place in the NoMad neighborhood is creating a lot of buzz. Washington D.C. based “&pizza” is opening its first location in NYC  at 15 West 28th Street.  It debuts tomorrow and the first 212 people in line get a free pizza. “The OG area code is 212,” said CEO and co-founder Michael Lastoria, CEO, explaining the number choice. In addition, with this being their 22nd store, the first 22 people who […]

  • Scoping out the 10 best places to cry in New York

    NEW YORK — New York is a big city filled with lots of places for a good cry session, but some places are better than others. With high rent, subway commuting problems and job stress, it can be important to let off some steam with a good old fashioned cry. Curbed New York recently released a list of the 10 best places to cry in New York City. Some of the places on the list can even fill more than […]

  • Rats overrun Roosevelt Island public school

    ROOSEVELT ISLAND – A public school on Roosevelt Island is being overrun by rats. Area residents and parents with children who attend P.S./I.S. 217 say the problem, which started in April, after a tree was removed,  is out of control. The rodents are running rampant on school grounds in an area right outside the school cafeteria. Several rat colonies now inhabit the yard and the school leaving garbage bags in the very spot is making a bad situation worse. “My […]

  • Protesters decry horse-drawn carriages outside NYC stables

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Animal rights activists held a rally Friday morning outside one of the city’s four stables for carriage horses, protesting what they describe as unhealthy living conditions for the horses. The advocates are calling on the Department of Health to investigate. Horse-drawn carriage rides have long been an iconic tradition for visitors to New York City. But their very existence is at the center of this battle. Recent high-profile incidents of horses getting loose in midtown have animal […]

  • Mets apologize after Mr. Met’s obscene gesture at fans

    CORONA, Queens –– The Mets are apologizing after an incident involving their mascot. “Mr. Met” was caught on video giving “the finger” to fans last night. And it went viral and lit up social media. The organization says the guy in costume Wednesday night is out – he won’t be playing the mascot ever again. PIX11 News was at Citi Field this afternoon and spoke with fans who came to see the 1 p.m. game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Many […]

  • ‘Get out of my country’: 3 masked men threaten, rob Queens College student in alleged hate crime

    HILLCREST, Queens — A college student was allegedly shoved into a van, threatened and robbed by three masked men. The victim told police the trio hurled racial epithets at him. The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is now investigating the incident as a possible bias attack. Tonight, PIX11 was there as detectives canvassed the neighborhood, talking to residents and taking with them home surveillance video that may have caught on tape the ugly crime. It was 4:35 p.m. in the […]

  • 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 […]