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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
  • 71-year-old man gunned down at Bronx McDonald’s

    CLAREMONT, the Bronx — A 71-year-old man died after he was repeatedly shot at a Bronx McDonald’s on Thursday evening, police said. Officers found Sylvester Zottola unconscious and unresponsive inside his car at a Webster Avenue McDonald’s, an NYPD spokesperson said. He’d been shot in the head and body. Zottola was found slumped over the steering wheel. No arrests have been made. Zottola is a reputed member of the Bonnano crime family, according to several reports. Given his status, there’s been a heavy law enforcement presence […]

  • ‘Nightlife Mayor’ kicks off listening tour

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS —The so-called “Nightlife Mayor” kicked off her five-borough listening tour in Prospect Heights this evening. Hundreds came to hear what Ariel Palitz had to say and to ask questions. The event was held at Murmrr Theatre at Union Temple. It’s been six months since Palitz was appointed by the de Blasio administration and this evening was the first chance the public had to meet her. The city created the office of Nightlife in August, 2017. Palitz is Senior […]

  • Child survives falling from 6th floor window in Harlem

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A child is in stable condition after falling from the window of a sixth floor apartment at the Saint Nicholas Houses in Harlem. It happened around 5 p.m. at the building on West 129th Street. The little girl, believed to be 8 years old, fell from the window, along with an air conditioning window unit that was in place at the time. Eyewitnesses say both tumbled down several stories to a lower roof that acting as a […]

  • Trump speaks at UN General Assembly, dozens protest outside Trump Tower

    Upper West Side, Manhattan— Several dozen protestors marched outside Trump International Hotel and Tower on Central Park West. As they circled around the block this evening under umbrellas and the towering building, they chanted in unison “Two years later and we’re worse not greater” and “Get Trump out of the White House.” The President doesn’t own this building,  but his name is emblazoned on it. He’s staying at his midtown home, Trump Tower, but numerous streets around the building are […]

  • DOT discusses plans to repair BQE in Brooklyn Heights

    BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Broolyn — It’s an ambitious plan to repair the section of the BQE in Brooklyn Heights. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) gave an in-depth tour Friday to explain why the work is needed and what it’ll mean to drivers and residents who live in this area. Many are concerned about the inconvenience. Officials say 153,000 vehicles, many of them trucks, travel through the BQE daily and the wear and tear has aged the infrastructure. DOT leaders say […]

  • McCarren Park continues to flood, needs repairs

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn —  Field of Dreams? More like a field of nightmares for athletes who play on Gilroy Field at McCarren Park. This is a community park in one of the hottest communities in the city. But based on the aesthetics of the fields, some would say otherwise. The playing area is often waterlogged and muddy. Huge patches of grass are missing from areas throughout the park. “You have to hope there’s not a small hole that you accidentally run […]

  • McDonald’s employees across country allege culture of sexual harassment

    We’ve seen the Me Too movement empower women to speak out. It’s been those allegations of sexual misconduct that have brought down the careers of numerous high profile men in the past year – like Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer and Mario Batali to name a few. The movement has been sweeping through the ranks of the Hollywood, media and business elite. Now, it may be heading back to where it started – at the grassroots level. Today, McDonalds […]

  • Teen injured in explosion walking over protective mat at Con Ed work site

    HARLEM – A 14-year-old girl suffered a second-degree burn on her ankle when she walked over a protective mat placed there by Con Edison. Spirit Jones said it sparked and she heard a sound like an explosion. “I heard it blow up it sounds like a bomb,” Jones said. “It blew up, it singed my pants, it burnt my shoes.” A week ago, Jones and her mother, Erica, were walking up 133rd Street near the corner of Lenox Avenue when […]

  • Nixon, Williams, Teachout rally together ahead of NY primaries

    LOWER EAST SIDE – Hundreds attended a Primary Eve rally Wednesday night in support of candidates Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Zephyr Teachout. Nixon has launched a challenge against Gov. Cuomo and it’s been a contentious fight. A firestorm erupted over a flyer sent just days before the primary accusing Nixon of being weak on issues concerning the Jewish community. The scathing mailer said “With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can’t take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, […]

  • Re-routing of B82 select bus service route spurs frustration

    FLATLANDS, Brooklyn — Residents in Brooklyn are taking issue with planned rerouting of the B82 Select Bus Service because they say it will cause traffic, congestion and the loss of parking. “This use to be parking spaces — one here, one here,” Moniquet Saintil said. Saintil has lived in the Flatlands neighborhood for almost 30 years, so he was surprised when he came home from a trip in July and found he lost the parking spaces in front of his house. […]