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
  • Proceeds from ‘A Party Called Rosie Perez’ to benefit Puerto Rico relief efforts

    LOWER MANHATTAN — A hurricane relief fundraiser was held tonight where you donate just by showing off your moves on the dance floor. All proceeds will be sent to Puerto Rico. “A Party Called Rosie Perez” was held at Soho venue SOBs this evening. The event is named after the actress who organizers say epitomizes the spirit of a Puerto Rican New Yorker. The monthly event was started several years ago by three popular DJs to highlight the city’s Latin […]

  • ‘The Taco Mile’: Runners in Brooklyn raise money for Mexico earthquake victims

    RED HOOK, Brooklyn — In Brooklyn Wednesday night, the community came together to raise money for earthquake victims in a most unusual way. The “Taco Mile fundraiser for Mexico” took place at the track and field section of Red Hook Recreational Area. Dozens took part in the race. You must eat a taco before running each lap — 4 laps — one mile total. In Mexico Wednesday, the search for victims officially ended as rescue workers recovered the body of […]

  • Brooklyn barbershop collects hurricane relief supplies

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — A well-known Park Slope barbershop is collecting emergency relief supplies to send to Puerto Rico. Brooklyn Master Barbershop has been in business for 15 years and they’ve become a part of the Puerto Rican community in Brooklyn.  Both the owner, Nester Guzman, and master barber, Erik Casanova are Puerto Rican.  They’re heartbroken to see what’s left of the island after Hurricane Maria tore through. So much natural beauty has now turned to devastation. Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian […]

  • 90s themed store opens in the East Village

    EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — A store’s Wednesday grand opening gave New Yorkers a flashback to the 1990s. “Spark Pretty,” an East 9th Street brainchild of business partners Amanda Dolan and Meagan Colby, is devoted to all things 90s. The duo were teenagers in the 90s and that’s where the inspiration comes from. They’ve had an online business and, after two successful pop-up stores, decided to open a brick-and-mortar location. They felt the East Village was a perfect fit, given both […]

  • Violent protests erupt after former St. Louis officer acquitted in killing of black man

    ST. LOUIS — Violent protests erupted Friday following the acquittal of a white police officer in the 2011 shooting death of a black motorist. A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, with the judge declaring that he would not be swayed by “partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism.” The acquittal of Jason Stockley in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith had […]

  • Woman steals beloved Brooklyn bodega cat

    KENSINGTON, Brooklyn — A bodega owner is pleading for the safe return of his cat. Surveillance cameras inside Mir Kasham’s store Moon Deli and Grocery on Church Ave. captures the alleged thief swiping the two-and-a-half month old kitten Takela on Sept. 3. The play-by-play of the catnapping picked up on video shows it took less than 15 seconds to steal the kitten. A bespectacled woman dressed all in black calmly bends down, quickly hides the kitten in extra clothes she was […]

  • Man says he was sexually assaulted while in city-run juvenile center

    MOTT HAVEN, Bronx — Shocking allegations about a city-run juvenile detention center in the Bronx. A young man claims he was “groomed” and then sexually assaulted by a female guard at Horizon Juvenile Center. 18-year-old Franklyn Maldonado has been working hard to turn his life around. What he can’t shake is the alleged abuse he said he endured at Horizon between the ages of 14 and 16. Horizon is a secure detention facility for the city’s Administration for Children’s Services. […]

  • Local funeral home overbooked, families have nowhere to mourn

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Losing a loved one is hard enough, but facing an overbooked funeral home in the aftermath of the loss makes the situation even worse. A mixup at Ortiz Funeral Home in Washington Heights has devastated the Gonzalez family. Eleuterio Gonzalez died in Philadelphia and a wake was supposed to be held at Ortiz Funeral Home. His children were told just an hour before the 4 p.m. scheduled wake that the funeral home was overbooked. More than […]

  • Cobblestone streets in Brooklyn may be removed to help wheelchair users

    DUMBO, Brooklyn — Cobblestone streets in Brooklyn are a beautiful and iconic part of some neighborhoods, but they may be on the way out because some say they violate the American Disabilities Act. The streets are rooted in history, but some day they’re outdated and present a hardship to people who use wheelchairs. Dustin Nelson, president and founder of United for Equal Access New York, has a hard time getting around. “It’s really frustrating as a wheelchair user,” he said, explaining that […]

  • Angry Crown Heights community faces off with owner of ‘bullet hole’ bar

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn – A new bar on Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn is swirling in controversy over a so-called “bullet ridden wall” on the inside. The owner of the “Summerhill” is being criticized for using it as a marketing tool. It’s drawing outrage in the neighborhood. Over a hundred people turned out Thursday evening for a community meeting to send a message that’s the bar’s decor is offensive and distasteful. This is the third protest of Summerhill in the past few months. The […]