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
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller ends Russia probe; AG could update Congress this weekend

    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates. The comprehensive report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are up to Trump’s attorney general, to Congress and, in all likelihood, […]

  • Brooklyn students build enhanced desk for wheelchair-bound classmate

    DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A group of Brooklyn eighth graders is using science to help a fellow student. The kids at Intermediate School 201 are entering the annual STEAM Expo, a competition that promotes science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Their project involves building a desk that makes easier for a wheelchair-bound classmate. For the last two months, science teacher Cindy Scognamillo and eight of her students have met twice a week, every week; From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

  • New Jersey enacts law barring cashless stores

    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation barring cashless stores. The Democrat signed the legislation Monday.The new law takes effect immediately and would punish businesses that violate it with a fine of up to $2,500. The law exempts certain sectors, like parking facilities, car rentals and airport vendors. The legislation was sponsored by Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Angelica M. Jimenez. “Many people don’t have access to consumer credit and any effort by retail […]

  • ‘Eat with Muslims’ dinner held at Uber NYC headquarters

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — It’s all about breaking barriers over breaking bread. “Eat with Muslims” held its first dinner in New York City Monday night. “It’s an opportunity to get to know what Islam is and what Muslims believe,” said Ilays Aden, co-founder of Eat with Muslims. “To eat and to enjoy each other’s company while building community I think that’s the best way to fight against Islamaphobia and this idea of being afraid of Muslims.” Aden is Somali-American. She felt […]

  • Social media platforms scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

    Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific attack. Facebook said it took down a livestream of the shootings and removed the shooter’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after being alerted by police. At least 49 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand’s third-largest city. Using what appeared to be a helmet-mounted camera, the gunman livestreamed […]

  • Which airlines, countries still fly Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes?

    NEW YORK — Numerous aviation authorities and countries moved to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, following Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Ethiopia. Turkey and Holland were the latest to join other countries in introducing temporary suspensions for the aircraft, after Germany, Iceland, France and the UK took similar measures in quick succession. Earlier on Tuesday, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Oman suspended Boeing 737 MAX services after Sunday’s MAX 8 flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi […]

  • UK grounds Boeing 737 Max aircrafts following deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

    HEJERE, Ethiopia — British regulators have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday. The UK Civil Aviation Authority says in a statement Tuesday that though it had been monitoring the situation, it had as a precautionary measure “issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace.” Some five 737 Max 8 aircraft are registered and operational in the United Kingdom, while a sixth had planned to […]

  • 4 people shot outside liquor store in Paterson, NJ

    PATERSON, N.J. — Four people were rushed to the hospital after being shot as gunshots rang out along 12th Avenue in the city’s Fourth Ward Monday evening. Council member Luis Velez tells PIX11 they’ve been having problems along 12th Avenue recently and around 7 p.m. Monday night, it turned violent. A dispute started a block away at 23rd Street and when it got to 22nd Street and 12th Avenue, someone opened fire, just outside Estrella Bar and Liquor. Investigators with […]

  • Brie Larson, Annette Bening bring girl power to ‘Captain Marvel’ NYC premiere

    BATTERY PARK CITY — There was a whole lot of girl power tonight at the New York City premiere of “Captain Marvel.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t had a female-led superhero film until now and it stars Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson. Larson walked the premiere’s red carpet at the Henry R. Luce Auditorium on Wednesday evening ahead of the film’s opening day. Larson told PIX11’s Shirley Chan that she doesn’t feel like she’s breaking new ground, but rather, she’s in […]

  • Rise in measles cases in NYC linked to unvaccinated children

    WILLIAMSBURG — An alarming rise in measles cases in NYC is being linked to unvaccinated children, according to the NYC Department of Health. Since the start of the 2019, there have been 121 confirmed cases of measles in Brooklyn and Queens. Most of these cases have involved members of the Orthodox Jewish community. There are 29 additional cases in Williamsburg in the past week alone, most of them connected to one yeshiva. “The clusters are always in unvaccinated populations where […]

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