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
  • Staten Island team heads to Little League World Series

    STATEN ISLAND – The excitement is building as the Mid-Island team fromStaten Island is playing in the Little League World Series. Five teams from Staten Island have made it to Williamsport, PA but only one has brought home the title. It was also a Mid-Island team, the team from 1964. PIX11 found two members of that team who still reside in Staten Island and are involved with the Mid-Island League. It’s every young baseball player’s dream. It was a dream […]

  • Former student files sexual harassment lawsuit against Stony Brook professor

    STONY BROOK — A former student of SUNY Stony Brook says she was the victim of repeated sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by a professor. Erin Mosier, 24, is suing the university and Lawrence Frohman alleging, “Frohman began a campaign of demeaning and degrading sex discrimination,” “both private statements made during office hours and public humiliation during class.” PIX11 obtained a copy of the complaint which also states Stony Brook “took no action to stop it and failed to adequately […]

  • 85 sick, dead raccoons affected by `zombie virus` in NYC parks; it could impact dogs too

    CENTRAL PARK – The disturbing sight of raccoons confused, shaking, losing their coordination, becoming aggressive or unconscious is becoming common in one of the city’s most popular parks. The raccoon population has skyrocketed city-wide and now the Parks and Health departments are advising dog owners to keep their dogs leashed. That’s because 85 sick or dead raccoons have been collected by Park Rangers. They are suffering from the so -called “Zombie virus.” “They’re not prepared for this kind of deluge […]

  • Artist erects giant pro-Trump installation on Staten Island lawn

    STATEN ISLAND — A nearly 15-foot high art installation of President Donald Trump now sits on the lawn at the corner of Westwood and Harris Avenues. It’s a picture of the President, arms crossed, standing over a 2020 sign. The display is created from foam board and painted. It’s the brainchild of local artist Scott LoBaido – best known for his painted American flags and for being a self-avowed huge Trump supporter. He says it’s not too early to look ahead […]

  • Kittens trapped behind brick wall in Queens escape, but now their whereabouts are unknown

    FLUSHING, Queens — A group of felines stuck behind a wall in Queens were able to find a way out — but now their whereabouts are a mystery. The cats were stuck behind the 15 foot wall for three days, likely thirsty and hungry when PIX11 arrived on the scene last Thursday. After the story aired,  city officials, and those with Animal Care Centers of NYC and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals tried to help the […]

  • Questions remain after missing 12-year-old Chinese girl found with parents in Queens

    FLUSHING, Queens — A 12-year-old Chinese girl is safe and with her parents in Queens tonight. But questions remain about how she got there. JinJing Ma reunited with her parents who she hasn’t seen in two years. The family’s attorneys, Anna Demidchik and Michael Vista released a photo of the trio this afternoon. “She’s tired right now at the same time she’s in high spirits because she’s with her parents,” said Attorney Vista. JinJing Ma had been on a Chinese […]

  • Kittens trapped behind brick wall in Queens

    FLUSHING, Queens —  The clock is ticking to rescue a group of cats trapped behind a brick wall in Queens. They’ve been stuck for three days and are likely thirsty and hungry. Animal rescue groups and concerned residents are trying to save them; they reached out to PIX11 for help. For months, the cats had been living in a narrow alley like area between an apartment building and garage on Northern Blvd. They’ve won the hearts of people in this neighborhood who […]

  • Rookie NYPD officer saves unresponsive toddler after mother brings her to precinct

    JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens — A toddler is alive thanks to a rookie cop who came to the rescue. PIX11 was there as Rebeca Alarcon and her daughters, 20-month-old Leah and 6-year-old Naomi, arrived to show their gratitude to their real-life heroes at the 115th Precinct. “I really thankful for him. I owe him a life,” Alarcon said. Leah looked like any other happy playful toddler, but 24 hours earlier much more different. “My sister couldn’t even talk or move her arms,” […]

  • Thunder, lightening, heavy downpours pummels Staten Island

    STATEN ISLAND – It was a wild Friday evening in Staten Island as the borough was pounded by thunder, lightening and heavy downpours. The PIX11 crew found flooding and downed trees and power lines in numerous neighborhoods. “The tree just fell down on the car busted the back window,” said Beatrice Hardin. The Annadale resident described the terrifying moments and tells PIX11 what went through her mind as she sat in her car. “I’m going to die cause it just […]

  • School speed cameras begin shutting off Wednesday

    BENSONHURST, Brooklyn – New York City is ending its use of speed cameras after lawmakers in Albany failed to call a vote on the issue. There are 140 school zones currently equipped with speed cameras and 120 of those cameras will be turned off on Wednesday. The remaining 20 cameras will be shut off by the end of August. From 2014 to 2016, locations featuring speed cameras experienced a 63 percent decline in speeding violations and an annual 15 percent reduction in injuries to motorists, […]