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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 punches woman, 63, in the face after she asked him to move bag on subway

    QUEENS — A man punched a 63-year-old woman in the face on the subway after she asked him to move his bag so she could sit. She exclusively told PIX11 that she’d just boarded a train to head to work in Manhattan when it happened. “I asked him politely may I sit and he said bad words and punched me in the face,” she said. The woman was knocked to the floor of the subway. She told PIX11  no one on […]

  • Father attempted to kill family by pouring hot oil on them, setting fire to Bronx home: police

    WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — A man is in custody after police say he attempted to kill his entire family by pouring hot oil on them and setting their Bronx home on fire Friday morning. The FDNY responded to the fast-moving fire at an apartment building near the intersection of East 236 Street and Furman Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found several family members suffering from burns to their bodies, police said. Police say the 41-year-old man […]

  • Student stabbed outside Queens school, 2nd student in custody: police sources

    ELMHURST, Queens — A student was stabbed in the chest outside a Queens school Thursday and a second student is in custody, police sources tell PIX11. Authorities responded to reports of a stabbing outside the Civic Leadership Academy on 94th St. in Elmhurst, according to the school safety union. Several students were fighting when the victim was stabbed in the chest with a knife, according to police sources. The victim was conscious when taken to the hospital and is expected to […]

  • Hate crimes targeting Jewish communities on the rise in NYC

    Year to date, crime continue to drop in the City, but this month, the NYPD saw an uptick in hate crimes, particularly those targeting Jewish communities, the NYPD said. “There is a lot of hatred out there, too much hate,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Police reported 309 hate crimes from January to October, compared to 297 in 2017. This year alone , 159 – more than half – were anti-Semitic. It’s an ugly trend. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said […]

  • Mom hit by stray bullet while trick-or-treating with toddlers in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — A bullet remains lodged in a leg of a Bronx mom who was shot while trick-or-treating with her two toddlers  on Wednesday night. A second stray bullet in the shooting pierced a plastic bag hanging from her child’s stroller. The 37-year-old mother, who PIX11 is not identifying for the woman’s safety, is scared for her life and the lives of her children, ages 2 and 3. “I just looked at my leg and seen a hole in my […]

  • Bronx bodega workers save teen from mob attack

    HIGHBRIDGE, the Bronx — It’s been more than four months since Bronx teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was slain at a bodega and new surveillance video shows an eerily similiar attack. A group of teens shot a 56-year-old dad as he crossed a Bronx street on Monday night, police said. A short while later, they chased a 16-year-old teen into a bodega and beat him once they found him hiding in the back aisle. “‘Please help me. They’re going to kill […]

  • Knife-wielding man attacks, robs people in Queens

    QUEENS — A knife-wielding man said just one thing to his victim before slashing her arm late at night on a Queens street, she told PIX11. “He said ‘give my your telephone,’” the 41-year-old Corona woman told PIX11 in Spanish. “He cut me. I was afraid.” Police believe the same man robbed four people, including the Corona woman, at knifepoint in Queens. The incidents happened over two days, including three in a two-hour span. The first incident happened around 10 p.m. on […]

  • Man detained in mail-bomb investigation; Manhattan, Florida packages latest found

    MANHATTAN — A person has been detained in connection to several packages containing explosives that were sent to top Democrats, CNN and others throughout the week nationwide, sources confirmed to PIX11 as authorities investigated more packages found Friday, this time in Manhattan, Florida and California. Thirteen suspicious packages have been discovered throughout the country beginning Monday, according to officials. Targets included former President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, CNN and actor Robert De […]

  • Attackers hit man in the head with a hammer in Brooklyn, rob him

    GREENWOOD HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are searching for two hammer-wielding people they say attacked and robbed a man in Brooklyn. The attack happened last week in the vicinity of 4th Avenue and 34th Street in the Greenwood Heights section. Police say the 27-year-old victim was approached from behind while he was talking on his cellphone and hit on the side of his head with a hammer. “I could have died,” the victim said in Spanish. Police released surveillance video of […]

  • Student brings toy gun to Manhattan high school, prompting multi-campus lockdown: sources

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A student brought a fake gun to A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Manhattan Thursday, prompting the campus and adjacent City College to temporarily lockdown, according to sources. A female student allegedly saw a male student put a gun in his backpack at the campus, located at 443 W. 135th St., sources said. The girl told a teacher, who then called 911. Police responded and the school was put on lockdown, meaning some students were evacuated while […]