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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
  • Man gives NJ children Christmas gifts, speeds off when kids’ mom spots him in possible luring incident

    HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ — A man may have tried to lure two children into his car in Howell on Tuesday, police said. He pulled up in front of a Pitch Pine Lane home Tuesday afternoon and offered two children playing in their front yard Christmas gifts, officials said. The driver gave an 11-year-old several gifts, including an “Amazon” gift card and coloring book. The children’s mother came out of the house and saw what was going on, police said. When the driver […]

  • Reputed MS-13 members caught trying to kidnap 16-year-old boy: police

    BRENTWOOD, Long Island — Three reputed members of the notorious MS-13 gang and two suspected associates have been arrested as they tried to kidnap a 16-year-old boy on Long Island, police in Suffolk County said. All five will be charged with second-degree conspiracy, police said. Police first received complaints from the community Tuesday when residents say they saw three to four Hispanic males in a van approaching young boys and harassing them. “In two of those incidents, the perpetrators assaulted […]

  • NYC holds hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace

    LONG ISLAND CITY — New York City’s Commission on Human Rights held its first public hearing on sexual harassment in over 40 years at CUNY Law School in Long Island City this evening. Advocates and individuals working in hospitality, retail, domestic work, construction, media, entertainment and fashion, among other industries, testified about their experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace and the challenges they face in reporting it. “This isn’t shocking, this isn’t anything new, sexual abuse has been rampant […]

  • Manufacturer to donate hearing aid to 1-year-old NJ cancer survivor who lost his during mall Santa visit

    SAYREVILLE, N.J. —  A New Jersey toddler who lost his hearing aid has received an outpouring of support from PIX11 viewers after our story aired Monday night — and a replacement device. Everett Pepin, who is 22 months old, lost the aid last Thursday after a trip to see Santa at Menlo Park Mall in Edison. He either lost it inside the mall or in the parking lot. A replacement device would cost upwards of $500, an added expense his family […]

  • 1-year-old cancer survivor loses his hearing aid while visiting Santa at NJ mall

    EDISON, N.J. — A New Jersey family is hoping for a Christmas miracle. Little Everett Pepin lost his hearing aid while visiting Santa at the mall in Edison, said his mom, Liz Pepin. The aid was attached to a clip, but came free. It is light blue swirled with glitter. “We decided to go home and on our way out of the mall, we decided to stop at a kiosk to get an ornament and we’re assuming somewhere between the […]

  • Family’s beloved pet dog stolen at gunpoint in New Jersey

    NEWARK — A 3-year-old teacup Yorkie was stolen at gunpoint — now, the pup’s heartbroken family is hoping for the safe return of their beloved dog, as Newark police look into whether the culprits are responsible for other crimes in the area on the same night. It happened on North 6th Street. Munchkin, a teacup Yorkie, was out for his nightly walk with his owner when he was taken in an armed robbery. Last Friday, Luis Costa walked the family […]

  • Good Samaritan rescues woman being mugged in Fort Tryon Park

    INWOOD — A man is being hailed a Good Samaritan after he rescued a woman from a mugging while jogging in Fort Tryon Park. The alleged thief sucker punched him in the face for his heroic efforts. Kirk Noreen needed seven stitches for the laceration to the side of his mouth “Some stitches here in the face and mouth and actually inside my mouth is cut up pretty badly,” said Noreen. Noreen was out for his daily jog on Monday […]

  • Serial package thief strikes on Long Island; takes deliveries, leaves garbage

    MALVERNE, N.Y. — A package thief hitting several Nassau County towns has an unusual M.O. The suspect swipes packages from the front of homes, then leaves a package behind, usually filled with old clothes or garbage. According to Malverne Police, there’s been five cases so far. There is at least one case in Rockville Centre. All the incidents have taken place in recent weeks. Residents who live in targeted neighborhoods are on edge. “It’s very creepy especially this time of […]

  • Egyptian-American community reacts to attack on Egypt mosque

    ASTORIA, QUEENS — The heart of New York’s Egyptian-American community is reacting to the news of what’s believed to be the deadliest terror attack in Egypt’s history. At least 235 are dead and over 100 more injured after two bombs went off inside a mosque during prayers Friday. There are also reports a gunman fired at worshippers and shot at ambulances carrying the wounded. Images from inside the building showed bodies on the floor. “I think it’s really mean what […]

  • Queens family spending Thanksgiving fighting deportation

    WOODHAVEN, Queens — A Queens family is making a Thanksgiving plea to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release their father, who’s been detained and is facing imminent deportation to Colombia. Juan Villacis reported to Federal Plaza earlier this month for a regular check-in, when he was taken into custody.  His wife, Liany Guerrero, and their fraternal twin daughters, Maria and Liany, are preparing to spend their first Thanksgiving without him. “He [Juan Villacis] saw it as the best time to bring us all […]