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
  • Rain delay rules have some fans calling foul at Yankee Stadium

    BRONX – Fans had to wait more than an hour for a rain delay at Yankee Stadium Tuesday as the Yanks took on Tampa Bay. But they were actually lucky because games have been canceled because of weather this wet spring, much to the annoyance of fans who made the trek to the stadium before the game was called. “I feel the Yankee pride, we’re really going to push through and have this game today,” said Ryan Guittierez. The soggy […]

  • NYC Gay Men’s Chorus to commemorate 50th anniversary of Stonewall

    WEST VILLAGE – The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots with a performance of “Quiet No More” at Carnegie Hall. Tonight, PIX11 was invited to a behind-the-scenes rehearsal. “Quiet No More has taken two years to put together,” said artistic director Charlie Beale. “Initially it was the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A. We jointly commissioned it for the 50th anniversary of […]

  • Off-duty NYPD officer dead after apparently shooting himself in Staten Island

    If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) . It is a free, 24/7 service that offers support, information, and local resources. You can also click here for additional hotlines within your state. STATEN ISLAND — New York City police say a 29-year-old officer died Friday. Police say he shot himself in the head around 3:45 p.m. on a Staten Island street, near a precinct. His identity hasn’t been […]

  • Months after his mom stabbed him, 6-year-old boy dies after collapsing at school: police

    BRONX – A disturbing end to the life of a 6-year-old boy already wrought with tragedy. He was found unconscious and unresponsive, collapsing in the lunchroom of P.S. 5. He was waiting on the lunch line around 11:30 today. The child was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he died. Police sources tell PIX11 he is the same child. He was slashed by his own mother on a Bronx street in late April. He and his two-year-old sister were both attacked […]

  • Midday with Muller: ‘Junior’ jurors deliberate, Brooklyn fire could be arson

    The jury is in their first full day of deliberations in the murder trial of ‘Junior’ Guzman Feliz. James Ford is live with the latest, as jurors pour over evidence, with a verdict possible as early as today. Shirley Chan is in for John Muller with today’s Midday News.

  • Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake honored by Songwriters Hall of Fame

    MIDTOWN – The 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame honored the industry’s most talented and prolific artists this evening. This year’s inductees are: Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf Islam (commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens). Justin Timberlake will receive the Contemporary Icon Award. The prestigious Johnny Mercer Award will be presented to Carole Bayer Sager. Halsey will be honored with the Hal David Starlight Award and iconic music publisher Martin Bandier […]

  • Midday with Muller: ‘Junior’ jury begins deliberations, massive Brooklyn fire rips through three homes

    After weeks of testimony, deliberations have begun in the trial of five men charged with killing “Junior” Guzman Feliz. James Ford is live from the courthouse, nearly one year after the slaying. Plus, Jennifer Bisram is in Midwood as investigators try to determine the cause of a massive fire that sent 12 people to the hospital. Shirley Chan is in for John Muller with today’s Midday News.

  • Man needs 30 stitches after pit bull attack in Central Park

    CENTRAL PARK — A beautiful morning in Central Park turned terrifying for a family when out of nowhere, a pitbull attacked. Chris and Erica Chodkowski were on their daily walk through the park. With their 9-month-old daughter Lexie and 2-year-old labradoodle in tow, they had just gotten breakfast at the nearby Boathouse and sat down on a bench. It was 8:30 Wednesday morning. “We didn’t hear him barking we didn’t know another dog was near us,” Erica tells PIX11. The […]

  • 7 train riders question MTA head over subway repairs

    LONG ISLAND CITY – The MTA continues to make the rounds, trying to sell commuters on the future of the subways. Tonight’s stop was in Queens, where a lot of people had concerns about the debris falling from the elevated 7 train. MTA President Andy Byford was in the hot seat at LaGuardia Community College. He headed up the panel answering submitted questions from straphangers on how he plans to fix our subways and buses. The MTA is pushing its […]

  • Queens woman sickened at resort where American tourists died

    A local woman says she got violently ill at the same resort where three Americans died recently under mysterious circumstances. She’s telling PIX11 she strongly believes she was poisoned by something she drank from the mini-bar. “The room was beautiful the resort was beautiful,” said Awilda Montes. “It was gorgeous.” Montes says what started out as a romantic anniversary trip, turned into a nightmare. She and her former boyfriend checked into the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville in the Dominican Republic […]

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