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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
  • Former Brooklyn building superintendent allegedly kills man who took his job

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A fired Brooklyn building superintendent was allegedly so angry over losing his job that he killed the man who replaced him. Police arrested Keith Floyd Wednesday on murder charges after piecing together DNA evidence to the crime. Floyd is accused of killing 41-year-old Daniel Rivera in late 2017. Floyd allegedly buried Rivera’s body in the backyard of his grandmother’s house right up the block from the building where he worked on Himrod Street.  Rivera was last seen on Sept. 22. […]

  • Nurse found strangled in Queens bedroom

    SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens — A nurse was found dead inside her bedroom at her family’s home in Queens, authorities said Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Samantha Stewart, 29. The city’s medical examiner said the cause of death was manual strangulation and it has been ruled a homicide. The victim’s brother called police after he found his sister unconscious inside her an upstairs bedroom in the family’s home near 167th Street and 145th Road in Springfield Garden, police said. […]

  • Robber stabs Brooklyn 99 cents store worker with screwdriver

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man is wanted in Brooklyn after he robbed a 99 cents store and stabbed an employee with a screwdriver, police said Tuesday. At around 8:00 p.m. on June 28, the individual walked into 99 Cent Lots at 758 New Lots Ave., according to police. He then picked up two bars of soap and body wash, put them inside of a plastic bag and attempted to leave the store without paying, police said. Three employees […]

  • NYPD searching for suspects involved in armed robbery spree in Queens

    QUEENS — Three men are terrorizing residents in Queens, robbing them of cash, jewelry and credit cards. Police say in 13 separate incidents that happened between July 1 and July 5, the robbers used a handgun to force victims to hand over their valuables. The men are so brazen, they are accused of robbing 8 people on the same day just minutes apart, including a 67-year-old and his brother who is visiting from India. “They pointed a gun and said […]

  • Math teacher, 70, allegedly paid teen students for nude photos: police

    SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. — A math teacher on Long Island is accused of using money to get teenage students to send him inappropriate pictures, authorities said. Jairo Inswasty, 70, of Islandia, was arrested Friday for allegedly endangering the welfare of two 16-year-old girls who he taught at Central Islip High School, police said. One of the girls told police that Inswasty showed her $2,000 in cash, gave her $5 and said, “There’s more where that came from.” He then allegedly […]

  • NYPD investigating whether officers did enough to help dying 15-year-old in the Bronx: sources

    NEW YORK — Police are investigating whether responding officers did enough to help 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz as he lay dying on the sidewalk in the Bronx after he was hacked with knives and a machete, law enforcement sources told PIX11 News on Thursday. The investigation is examining whether the officers possibly did not provide enough help to the teen as he was bleeding from the neck in front of a hospital, the sources said. It’s possible the officers could […]

  • City officials announce $1M in anti-gang funding following Bronx teen’s stabbing death

    THE BRONX — City Councilman Ritchie Torres announced that $1 million will be added to the city budget to help combat gang violence following the brutal stabbing murder of a 15-year-old in the Bronx last week. “The legacy that Junior leaves behind, captured in the words ‘Justice for Junior,’ has become a national rallying cry against violence,” Torres said. As the Bronx community continues to mourn the death of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, the aggressive campaign is meant to fight back […]

  • Members of gang blamed for Bronx teen’s killing sought in separate stabbing: sources

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Two members of a gang blamed in the deadly attack on a Bronx teenager last week are now being sought in a robbery and stabbing in Manhattan, sources said. New video was released Wednesday of two males wanted in an attack that took place at about 4:40 a.m. Monday on East 75th Street, police said. The victim, a 46-year-old man, was walking to work when he was approached from behind by two individuals who struck […]

  • Man wanted for exposing himself to woman in Bronx elevator: police

    MOUNT HOPE, the Bronx — Police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed and touched his genitals in front of a 67-year-old woman in an elevator. The culprit walked into an elevator inside of a building at East 176th Street near Morris Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. on June 15, police said. The victim, who speaks only Spanish, told PIX11 News that the man quickly followed her into the elevator and asked her for a quarter. When she told […]

  • Gang responsible for stabbing death of 15-year-old in Bronx allegedly attacked 2nd teen

    OLINVILLE, the Bronx — The same gang responsible for the brutal machete slaying of a 15-year-old boy in the Bronx last week is being blamed for attacking another teen, also in the Bronx, police told PIX11 News on Tuesday. Cellphone video shows a large group of men attacking the 14-year-old victim on the median of the Bronx River Parkway near the East Gun Hill Road exit. Police said members of the Trinitarios gang chased the teen on the busy parkway […]