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 children dead, several injured in Union City, NJ house fire

    UNION CITY, N.J. — Three children were killed when a fire ripped through two multi-family homes on 25th Street in Union City on Friday morning, according to Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. A family liaison confirmed two of the victims as cousins Mailyn Wood, 5, and Jason Gonzalez, 2. Officials said the third victim, a 7-year-old boy, died at the hospital hours later. Four civilians remain hospitalized, including two children who remain in critical condition, a woman in critical condition and […]

  • Union Square Coffee Shop set to close after 28 years

    UNION SQUARE — The famous Coffee Shop in Union Square will soon close its doors after nearly three decades as an iconic New York City hotspot. “I didn’t know they were shutting down that’s a bummer we’ll have to get our fix in before it shuts down,” one customer told PIX11 this evening. Many patrons were surprised to hear the news.  A manger at the restaurant confirms to PIX11 they will close October 11, after 28 years in business. Staffers were told the […]

  • Man killed when minivan crashes into SI bed-and-breakfast; woman critically injured in nearby shooting

    ST. GEORGE, Staten Island — Emergency crews descended on a Staten Island neighborhood Tuesday because of a dispute involving a knife at a county superior court that led to a deadly crash in which an minivan slammed into a bed-and-breakfast. Nearby, and soon after, a shooting critically injured a 67-year-old woman, officials said. The string of incidents, which are not being investigated as related by police, began around 11:45 a.m. when police said there was an altercation involving a knife […]

  • Several arrested during protests at Trump Tower over Supreme Court nominee

    MIDTOWN — At least seven people were arrested for civil disobedience Monday night in Manhattan during protests over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Those arrested sat down in the middle of busy Fifth Avenue and blocked traffic in front of Trump Tower. Many at the rally, organized by the National Action Network, said that Trump’s nominee  will set the country back decades. Those arrested include City Councilmember Jumaane Williams. The protest began peacefully with dozens of demonstrators marching up and down […]

  • Doorman halts attempted rape, beating of woman by man she tried to ignore: police

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Police have a man in custody Thursday in connection with an attempted rape and assault on the Upper West Side that was so violent, the victim’s skull was fractured. The 37-year-old victim had been dropped off by an Uber at about 11 p.m. Wednesday and was walking on 84th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Circle when Desmond Smith, 32, allegedly approached her. Police said he tried to start up a conversation with the […]

  • Jersey City celebrates July 4th with Snoop Dogg, fireworks

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — One of Jersey City’s biggest events of the year is Wednesday. They’re celebrating with food, fireworks and Snoop Dogg! The 5th annual Fourth of July Celebration kicked off at noon with carnival rides, food truck vendors and musical groups. The iconic rapper is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. as the headline performer of the night. His free concert is expected to draw very large crowds. The celebration will culminate with a grand finale of fireworks, set […]

  • Brooklyn community meets for ‘Rat Summit’ after increase in rodent complaints

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn – New Yorkers take their rats seriously! So seriously, a “Rat Summit” was held Thursday at Restoration Plaza in Bed-Stuy, one of the most rat infested neighborhoods in the city. It was hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, along with City Council Member Robert Cornegy, other city officials and pest control experts. Everyone who attended had a rat story, even Adams himself. “I can’t even tell you how many times I open my gate and there are […]

  • Mourners retrace final steps taken by 15-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz

    BRONX, N.Y. — As a memorial grew outside a Bronx bodega where a promising young life was cut short, hundreds of mourners came out Tuesday to retrace the final steps taken by a 15-year-old boy after he was mortally wounded in a brutal machete attack. The candlelight vigil and march came the evening before the teen’s funeral. Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was killed on June 20 by reputed members of the Trinitarios gang in an apparent case of mistaken identity. He […]

  • NYC Pride March expected to draw record crowds; NYPD outlines new route

    WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — NYC Pride weekend kicked off Friday evening with music drawing a huge crowd outside the Stonewall Inn — the symbol of the gay rights movement. 2.5 million people are expected to line the streets for the annual march this Sunday – a celebration of diversity The theme of this year’s parade is “Defiantly Different,“ which organizers say takes a direct aim at Trump administration policies. “I think its important to highlight how the community feels,” said […]

  • Potential high-rises would block sun from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, community says

    PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn — Neighbors and nature lovers are using all their flower power to fight back against development of high-rise buildings that would cast a large shadow over Brooklyn Botanic Garden, blocking sunlight the plants and flowers need. Several hundred people at a community forum Wednesday night learned what could potentially happen to their Prospect Park neighborhood and their beloved Brooklyn Botanic Garden. “This is absolutely terrible,” Valerie Ross said after she heard about the proposals. “I’m horrified.” Ross has a […]