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
  • 3 convicted in East Village explosion that killed 2

    NEW YORK — Three people were convicted of manslaughter in the 2015 East Village building explosion that killed two men. They also were found guilty Friday in Manhattan state Supreme Court of assault charges for injuries to 13 people in the massive blast that leveled two buildings. Prosecutors say the deadly explosion was triggered by a gas line that was installed illegally. The two men who died were a guest and a busboy in a Japanese restaurant housed in the […]

  • Stars turn out for the 2019 Time 100 Next Gala

    SEAPORT DISTRICT — TIME Magazine is releasing it’s first ever TIME100 NEXT list, 100 rising stars shaping the future of their fields. The up and comers ranging from politicians to athletes to actors to scientists and much more. “When people acknowledge you or appreciate you for it, it’s just icing on the cake,” said actress/talk show host Keke Palmer. “It just propels you forward to know that in some way you are making an impact through your work.” The program […]

  • Bronx gaming center looks to prepare kids for careers of the future

    THE BRONX — A new gaming center is opening on Home Street to serve Bronx students interested in careers in the gaming industry. “The Bronx Gaming Center is going to be such a robust hub and community center where we are teaching classes, from coding, game design, game development and establishing career pathways for young people,” said Chelsea John, Manager of Entrepreneurship Programs at DreamYard. “Also helping to revolutionize and create an environment where we are breaking down a lot […]

  • Staten Island politician pushes for secession

    STATEN ISLAND — A Staten Island City Councilmember is leading the push for the borough to secede. Joe Borelli (R), who represents the 51st District and lives on Staten Island, will he introducing two proposals to form a committee and to begin a study to look at secession. Staten Islanders have long felt like they are the “forgotten borough.” Of the 51 member city council, Staten Island only has three, Borelli one of the three. PIX11 spoke with residents, many […]

  • Wall Street’s famous ‘Charging Bull’ could soon move to a new location

    BOWLING GREEN, Manhattan — The iconic Charging Bull sculpture has sat in the plaza in Bowling Green since 1989, but now there are reports the City wants to move it to a new location outside the New York Stock Exchange. ”This is all about this mayor being a friend of the rich and the famous,” alleged Arthur Piccolo, chairman of the Bowling Green Association and a good friend and representative of Arturo Di Modica, the artist who gifted the bull […]

  • 106-pound marijuana bust may be legal hemp

    BROOKLYN — The owner of a company that sells hemp says the NYPD wrongfully seized a 100-pound shipment of the flora belonging to him. “I was fuming cause they’re boasting about something that’s legal,” said John Dee. “The guy is over there with two bags in his hand and a big smile on his face when he knows it’s 100% legal hemp.” Dee owns Green Angel CBD, based out of Brooklyn. He’s fuming after the NYPD’s 75th precinct’s social media […]

  • NJ Shoprite worker infected with Hepatitis A may have exposed shoppers

    SOMERVILLE, N.J. — There has been an increase in Hepatitis A cases in New Jersey this year. Now comes a warning from state health officials that an employee who handled food at a local ShopRite was infected and may have exposed customers. New Jersey state and Somerset County health officials say an employee of the deli inside the store on S. Davenport Street was working during his or her infectious period, October 13th to October 30th. The NJDOH has issued […]

  • ‘Stand Up For Heroes’ honors wounded warriors

    MIDTOWN — The stars of the comedy world were out in force tonight. But the true stars to walk the red carpet: military veterans. The “Stand up for Heroes” event honors wounded veterans. Comedian Hasan Minhaj and stars like Sheryl Crow were in attendance. Along with other headliners like Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart, they’re performing at the 13th annual Stand up for Heroes event taking place at the Hulu theater at Madison square garden Monday night. Minhaj’s mom was […]

  • Students learn the art of improv and hip-hop at the Freestyle Love Supreme Academy

    Before “Hamilton,” and “In the Heights,” there was “Freestyle Love Supreme.” It was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop traveling troupe. Since its Broadway premiere last month, it has opened to a whole new audience. Now, it’s even spawned a course, called what else? “Freestyle Love Supreme Academy.” It’s an 8 week class, that’s teaching students of all ages, rap, improv and how to express yourself. PIX11 got an inside look at the class Friday. A group of about 15 students gathered on […]

  • Bronx deli worker diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — A husband and father of five is on life support Lincoln Hospital. His family has been at his bedside while they desperately try to get answers to how this could have happened to him. “He’s a loving father very great husband very hard-working man,” said Joshua Franqui’s wife. She spoke to PIX11 but wanted her identity obscured. The 30-year-old is lying in a hospital bed in ICU. “He’s on life-support he’s not breathing on his […]

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