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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
  • NJ town considers finally allowing dogs in parks

    TEANECK, NJ —  A North Jersey community has been banning dogs from township parks for years, but that could soon change. Teaneck is set to vote on a measure to allow leashed pups inside parks on a trial basis. Proponents say it’s time to let the dogs out, while opponents say let sleeping dogs lie. PIX11 spoke to dog owners at the one and only dog run in Teaneck – at Phelps Park. “Probably half of the residents have dogs, so […]

  • Residents of Gerritsen Beach still rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy

    GERRITSEN BEACH, Brooklyn — More than five years after Superstorm Sandy, people in South Brooklyn are still dealing with the damage the storm caused. They filled a town hall tonight demanding something be done. The meeting was held in the auditorium of P.S. 277 in Gerritsen Beach. Nearly 100 people attended. Five and half years worth of frustration bubbling over. Much of the anger is directed at the city’s Sandy recovery initiative “Build it Back,” which oversees reconstruction. “Things don’t […]

  • New hit-and-run alert system fully launched

    A new hit-and-run alert system, inspired by Amber Alerts, was fully launched in New York on Saturday. The alert system is named after Jean Paul Guerrero, a popular Latin radio host known as DJ Jinx Paul, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn in December 2016. While he was crossing the street, Guerrero was struck and killed. His driver fled the scene and was not caught until about a year later. City Council member and Transportation Council Chair […]

  • 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 […]