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Nicole Johnson is an Emmy-Award winning journalist for PIX11 News.

Nicole has covered many high-profile stories, including a notable story about Shannon Tavares, an 11 year-old Broadway star battling leukemia. The story gained national attention, shedding light on bone marrow donation and its importance in the African American community. More than 10,000 people registered to become donors after seeing her report.

In 2010, Nicole’s story on Domestic Violence-”A Bronx Woman’s Nightmare” forced New York State to improve its laws to protect victims.

Nicole began her journalism career as an editorial writer for The Orlando Sentinel in Florida, where she attended Rollins College. Nicole returned to her native New York reporting for Bronx Net and News 12 throughout the tri-state area.

She held a variety of positions at WPIX-11, including assignment desk editor, which proved to be a critical position on September 11th, 2001 when was sent to Ground Zero for several days to provide coverage on the attacks. In 2002, became a general assignment reporter for WROC TV in Rochester, New York, and later returned to New York City to report for NY1 News, Fox 5 and My 9 News.

Nicole is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalist and was honored by The Professional Network for excellence in journalism.

She is also a recipient of two New York Association of Black Journalist Awards and an Associated Press Award for Breaking News. The Network Journal recognized Johnson as a “40 Under 40″ in 2011.

Johnson is also a McDonald’s Media Legend, a very high honor for someone her age.

Along with her journalism career, she dedicates time to help her community by volunteering at local schools, and is an active volunteer with the Sickle Cell Foundation.

Nicole resides in NYC with her greatest accomplishment — her son Parker.


Recent Articles
  • Man stabbed after honking at car in Brooklyn: police

    MAPLETON, Brooklyn — A man was stabbed in an apparent road rage attack in Brooklyn Thursday night, police said. The victim was driving south on Dahill Road at about 5:20 p.m. when he honked at a red Infiniti that cut him off as he tried to make a right turn on 65th Street, police said. The driver of the Infiniti got out of the car and punched the victim in the face, according to police. His passenger also got out […]

  • Off-duty NYPD officer beaten, held up at gunpoint in Manhattan: sources

    EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — An off-duty NYPD officer heading home from a shift was held up at gunpoint and beaten during an attempted robbery, sources told PIX11 Thursday. The officer had just finished a shift in Times Square and was headed home when the attack occurred, sources said. It happened around 5:45 a.m. near East 13th Street and Third Avenue, bordering the East Village and Gramercy Park, according to police. The assailant pulled out a firearm and demanded the victim’s […]

  • Off-duty NYPD officer killed in crash in the Bronx: police

    BRONX — An off-duty NYPD officer was killed in a crash in the Bronx Wednesday morning, police said. The officer, identified as Brian Kessler, was driving northbound on Shore Road near the Pelham Bay golf course when his vehicle collided head-on with a Parks Department vehicle at about 8:20 a.m., police said at a news conference Wednesday. The 28-year-old officer was in his private car driving home after an overnight shift at PSA 8, police said. Officials say a FDNY […]

  • Teen arrested for assaulting 11-year-old girl in Brooklyn

    SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — A 14-year-old boy is in custody after he was allegedly caught on camera along with others attacking an 11-year-old girl in Sheepshead Bay, police said Wednesday. The teen, whose name has not been released, was charged with reckless endangerment and assault after he turned himself in, officials said. He’s accused of being one of several people who attacked an 11-year-old girl as she was on her way home. The incident was recorded on Snapchat. The pair  allegedly threw […]

  • Sanitation driver being questioned after woman struck, killed in the Bronx: source

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — The driver of a sanitation truck is being questioned by police after a woman was struck and killed in the Bronx, according to a source. The sanitation driver, 33, is cooperating with police, a source says. He says he did not know he hit a woman. The woman was walking near the intersection of Willis Avenue and East 138th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx at about 6:45 a.m. when she was […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Sister of man stabbed in chest near Times Square restaurant pleads for justice

    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan —“I hope they find this guy that did this to my brother.” This was the emotional plea from Annette Calderone , after she says it was her brother that was stabbed in the chest with an ice pick  in front of Virgil’s Barbecue Restaurant in Time Square. Calderone told PIX11 News she woke up around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning to her 43-year-old brother, Roberto Calderone screaming for help when she and her husband ran outside. There was […]

  • Exclusive: Bronx grandfather speaks out after being slashed by 2 women on MTA bus

    THE BRONX — The NYPD is looking for the public’s help in identifying two women they say assaulted and slashed a 63-year-old grandfather on a Bronx MTA bus. The victim spoke exclusively to PIX11’s Nicole Johnson. “They threw soda on me and cut me on my wrist and my face,” the victim said. The incident happened on an eastbound BX21 bus traveling on East Tremont a few weeks ago while the victim was on his way to pick up his […]

  • Teen found dead on roof of NYCHA building

    BEDFORD- STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — An investigation is underway into the discovery of an 18-year-old man found dead on the roof of the Brevoort Houses, police said Tuesday. Around 4:20 p.m., police officers were conducting a vertical patrol inside the NYCHA building located at 326 Bainbridge St., when they said they found an unconscious and unresponsive man on the roof of the building. The man was found only partially clothed with a wound to his torso, said police sources. According to […]

  • Man, 24, fatally shot in the Bronx: NYPD

    CLAREMONT VILLAGE, the Bronx — A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the Bronx early Friday morning, the NYPD said. At about 12:40 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a man shot inside of 1420 Grand Concourse, the location of an apartment building located in the Claremont Village section of the Bronx. When they arrived they found Ariel Tejada with a gunshot wound to his torso. Tejada, who lives in the building he was found in, was transported […]

  • Woman shoved onto subway tracks at Union Square; man sought: NYPD

    MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A man is wanted for questioning after a woman was pushed onto subway tracks at Union Square Thursday, according to police. The incident happened at tracks for the northbound Nos. 4 and 5 trains at 10:47 a.m., police said. Police first said the woman was pushed, then later said she fell. At last update, police said the woman was shoved, but it is not clear if it was intentional or an accident. A man is now being sought […]