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
  • Man starts petition to change holiday decor over Holland Tunnel sign

    JERSEY CITY — Holiday decor over the Holland Tunnel sign has some saying “Bah humbug.” “It’s a total eyesore, absolutely an eyesore,” Cory Windelspecht said. “Everybody passes it, it’s like the first thing you see when you come to New York and you’re like ugh it’s gross. We’re here to celebrate the best time of the year in the best city in the world and you come in and you see that tree over that N and you say ugh […]

  • Proposal to replace Elizabeth Street Garden with affordable housing for seniors

    LITTLE ITALY — An open green space beloved by locals may be no longer – if the city has its way. The Elizabeth Street Garden is 20,000-square feet and filled with sculptures, benches, flowers and plants. “It’s where the community comes together for a free program and really it’s a space that fosters this sense of community,” said Joseph Reiver, executive director of Elizabeth Street Garden. “The programs in the garden are free and open to the public they’re based […]

  • Strand Bookstore owner pushes back against landmark status

    UNION SQUARE, Manhattan — Should a well-known long standing New York City bookstore be designated a city landmark? The city and the store’s customers say yes. But the owner says no way. The Strand Bookstore has been perched at the corner of East 12th Street and Broadway since 1957. Before that it spent three decades on nearby 4th Avenue. Tonight, 91 years later, we found it still packed with customers. “It’s kind of a treasure so many things are dying […]

  • ‘The Cher Show’ brings singer’s iconic songs to Broadway

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — They were singing “If I could turn back time” all down the Great White Way Monday night. The much-anticipated “The Cher Show” opened Monday at the Neil Simon theater. A bevy of celebrities were on hand for the musical’s debut. The icon herself walked the red carpet and PIX11 News got to talk to her. Singer, actress, entertainer and all-around legend. Cher’s life story is worthy of a entire Broadway show. “It was just fabulous, everybody was […]

  • Dec. 1 marks 30th annual World Aids Day

    NEW YORK — Dec. 1 marks the 30th World AIDS Day.  It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness about HIV and those living with it. The red ribbon has become a symbol of solidarity for those living with the disease. The City of New York Office of the Mayor released heartening new statistics released just this week. Last year saw a historic low for new HIV diagnoses—with 2,157 New Yorkers getting newly diagnosed in 2017. That’s a decrease of 64 […]

  • Lawmakers consider ban on cashless businesses in NYC

    CITY HALL – Cash is still king under a new proposal. New York City may soon force cashless restaurants and retailers to accept cash. Councilmember Ritchie Torres has proposed a bill that would forbid businesses from accepting only credit and debit cards. Torres is also calling for the Consumer Affairs Department to issue violations to merchants who do not accept cash. “I’m concerned that the movement toward a cashless business model, toward a credit card only policy, can have a […]

  • Celebrating Small Business Saturday in Park Slope

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — After the mayhem of Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday — a day to remember and support small businesses in your local community. Small Business Saturday is always the day after Black Friday. It’s a call to forgo the big box stores and online retailers and go small to support mom and pop shops. Shopping small could have a significant local impact According to American Express, which promotes Small Business Saturday, approximately .67 cents of every dollar […]

  • Shoppers get a jump on Black Friday shopping

    MIDTOWN – Shoppers were out in full force on Thanksgiving as more and more retailers decide to open on the holiday. While some families are sitting down for turkey and all the trimmings, others are hitting the mall to get an early start on their holiday shopping. The National Retail Federation is projecting retail sales over November and December to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 results, to as much as $720.89 billion. Brick and mortar stores are […]

  • NYPD hosts early Thanksgiving dinner in the Bronx

    MORRISANIA, BRONX – Thanksgiving with all the trimmings, courtesy of the NYPD’s 42nd precinct. Inside the station house at 830 Washington Ave. in the Bronx, eight families, about 30 people total, enjoyed maple glazed turkey, butternut squash bisque, seasoned rice, sweet potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce – all homemade. Brownies were for dessert. The chef is Sgt. Elliot Zinstein, who’s been a training officer at the precinct for the past four years. “This all came about through a collaborative effort […]

  • Community rallies to help police find man accused of attacking 57-year-old woman near Flatbush home

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Community advocates handed out flyers of a police sketch at the Church Street subway station of the B/Q line. They want to flood the neighborhood with pictures of the man police say assaulted a 57-year-old woman on November 9 in an unprovoked attack. The NYPD is now investigating as a hate crime. Ann Marie Washington was on her way home from work and had just gotten off the subway, when police say an unknown man ambushed her […]