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
  • Bodega Advent project features local artists in Christmas countdown

    Something unique has been happening in the bodegas in Bushwick and Ridgewood. As you stop in for milk or a bagel or perhaps to visit your favorite bodega cat, take note of the cool artwork that could be hanging on the door or window. “We had an idea to do a living advent calendar, and we thought the bodegas are these places in the neighborhood that are really begins of hospitality,” said Director of Arts and Community Development, Vince Anderson. […]

  • Jersey City school teachers say they can’t afford to live in city, fed up over contract issues

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — Teachers in Jersey City could be on the verge of a strike after a year of work without a new contract. Hundreds of teachers showed up at a Thursday school board meeting. They’re frustrated and want their voices heard. Payments for rising health insurance premiums have come out of their pockets at a time when salaries have been going down. Some teachers make less today than they did 10 years ago, Jersey City teacher Kristen Zadroga-Hart said. “No […]

  • NJ school reopens after sickening gas sends kids, staff home

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — Over 100 parents attended a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to demand answers after a gas leak caused three students and several staffers to fall ill last week at Gantner Elementary School. The problem began last Wednesday. At first, it was believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning that led to the evacuation of the school. Three children were sickened and were taken to the hospital. One child even fainted. The following day, several school staffers […]

  • Axe-throwing range opens in Brooklyn

    GOWANUS, Brooklyn — Axe throwing is a hot new trend that’s gaining popularity across the country. The first venue for the sport in New York City just opened on Degraw Street in Brooklyn. “We’re really glad Kick Axe is the first in New York and we’re going to bring axe throwing to another level,” said Daniel Velasco, an “axpert” at newly opened Kick Axe. “It helps everyone get off all their aggression of the week just by chucking axes at a board.” […]

  • 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 […]