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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
  • Motorcyclist wanted for questioning in Bronx drive-by shooting: police

    HIGHBRIDGE, the Bronx — Authorities are searching for suspected gunmen wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting that left four people injured in the Bronx, police said Tuesday. Four men, all in their 30s, were hit by bullets june before 1 a.m. on June 12 in front of a food market on West 166th Street and Summit Avenue, police said. The drivers of a silver Nissan Altima, a black sedan and a motorcycle were traveling east on West 166th Street, when […]

  • Men wearing construction gear break into Queens home

    MURRAY HILL, Queens — Authorities are searching for two men who broke into a home while dressed as construction workers in Queens, police said Thursday. The incident happened on April 19 around 11:40 a.m. at a home on 189th Street between 42nd Avenue and Station Road, according to police. Two men wearing construction-like clothing approached the Murray Hill home and rang the doorbell, police said. When there was no answer at the door, the men walked to the backyard where […]

  • Custodian at Queens Supreme Court dies after on-the-job fall while allegedly drunk

    QUEENS — A custodial assistant at Queens Supreme Court, who was allegedly drunk during her night shift, died after falling down the stairs at work. Carolina Wilson, 50, who worked for the Department of Citywide Administrative Services at the courthouse, started her shift at 9:30 p.m. on May 4. In surveillance video obtained by PIX11, Wilson is seen walking into work normal, but two hours later, things changed drastically. The video later shows Wilson being wheeled away by a DCAS […]

  • New details emerge in fatal drive-by shooting in Queens

    JAMAICA, Queens — A man was shot several times near a Queens nightclub then tried to drive away, presumably to the hospital, but he didn’t get far, police said. Police said that Errol Blackwood, 59, of Roosevelt, N.Y., was walking to his car parked near the Jouvay Club in Jamaica when a shooter in a car drove by, pumping bullets at people standing outside. Mortally wounded, Blackwood got into his car and drove away, but crashed into three parked cars […]

  • Man suffers spinal injury in violent Bronx robbery

    PARKCHESTER, the Bronx — Police on Friday said they are searching for the man involved in a violent robbery in the Bronx that left a man with a spinal injury. It happened on May 26 shortly before 8 p.m. as a 65-year-old man was walking along Hugh Grant Circle, approaching Metropolitan Avenue in Parkchester. An individual approached him and removed his keys, which were attached to his bag, police said. The victim attempted to retrieve it from the individual, who […]

  • Father of 2 assaulted, robbed in the Bronx; attackers sought

    BELMONT, the Bronx — Authorities are searching for the two people involved in a violent robbery of a man in the Bronx Saturday morning. It happened around 5:30 a.m. along Cambreleng Avenue and E. 188th Street when two men approached a 49-year-old man from behind and put him into a chokehold, police said. The victim was dragged to the ground as the individuals continued to punch and kick him in the head as his cell phone was removed from his […]

  • Woman found dead on train tracks in the Bronx

    BRONX, N.Y. — A woman was found on train tracks in the Bronx during the Tuesday morning rush, police said. Officers were called to the Simpson Street station at about 8:15 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered a woman on the tracks. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police did not provide further information about the deceased’s age or identity. Those tracks serve the Nos. 2 and 5 lines. Service on those lines had been affected. As of […]

  • Teen rapper fatally shot in the head in Williamsburg, 2 others hurt: sources

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — A 19-year-old rapper was fatally shot in the head in Williamsburg on Wednesday afternoon and two others were injured, police sources said. The shooting happened about 12:45 p.m. at South Third and Hewes streets, FDNY said. Multiple people opened fire before fleeing the scene, local Stephen Nasto Olsen said. A 19-year-old who rapped under the name Val’Gz was shot in the head and killed, friends and family said. Police have not officially identified him. A 21-year-old man was […]

  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine assaults NYPD officer after arrest: Police

    BROOKLYN — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested for driving without a license, but within a few hours, that infraction turned into a felony when he assaulted an NYPD lieutenant, officials said Monday. The 22-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper,  who is easily spotted because of his long rainbow locks, matching multicolored teeth and numerous tattoos — many of which say “69″ — was arrested Sunday. While in custody, the rapper,  whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, grabbed and squeezed a lieutenant’s hand, causing […]

  • Thieves break into Upper East Side home of popular YouTuber

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan —A popular YouTuber was robbed at knife-point inside of his Upper East Side apartment, police said Friday. The incident happened Sunday, April 15, around 3:30 a.m. near East 93 Street and Lexington Avenue, police said. According to police, two men entered the apartment of YouTuber, Taylor Goldblatt, through an open window after scaling a fire escape. Another resident of the building said Goldblatt, 24, told him he was sleeping when the men entered the home. The […]