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
  • Vigil held for victim in Oceanside stabbing as family hopes for justice

    OCEANSIDE, N.Y. — Friends, loved ones and even strangers came out to remember 16-year-old Khaseen Morris, who was stabbed to death in an after school fight at a strip mall Monday afternoon. Morris was targeted over jealousy for befriending a girl. The brawl was recorded and circulated on social media. Wednesday afternoon, Nassau County Police arrested 18-year-old Tyler Flach. The victim’s sister wants justice. “I just want to see them prosecuted and I want everyone that was involved to be […]

  • Samurai sword-wielding man shot and killed by police in Nassau County home: officials

    OCEANSIDE, L.I. — A man holding multiple knives, including a samurai sword, was shot and killed by police in a Long Island home Tuesday, according to officials. After the 36-year-old man got into a verbal dispute with his dad and sister, the father called 911 around 6 p.m., saying his son was unstable and acting erratically, police said. While responding officers were interviewing the father in the Columbus Avenue home, the son entered the room holding multiple knives and then […]

  • Jon Stewart leads 9/11 info session for Manhattan students, teachers, residents

    LOWER MANHATTAN — Comedian and activist Jon Stewart led a 9/11 informational session this evening at BMCC. The packed audience inside the auditorium was made up of mostly students, teachers and residents of Lower Manhattan who were in the area during the terror attacks and the toxic aftermath. Stewart was introduced by 9/11 first responder John Feal. Others on the panel include advocates like New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Stuyvesant High School graduate Lila Nordstrom, retired FDNY Deputy Chief Richard […]

  • ‘Friends’ frenzy at Tribeca TV Festival

    TRIBECA – Classic TV sitcom “Friends” was honored at the Tribeca TV Festival tonight. “Friends” is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The three executive producers of the show walked the red carpet and talked to PIX11 about how the show has lived on. The show premiered in September, 1994, taking television audiences by storm. It turned into one of the most successful sitcoms in television history, lasting 10 seasons. “David Crane and I were part of a group of six people […]

  • Heartbroken family gathers at vigil to remember 10-year-old boy fatally struck at Brooklyn bus stop

    MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — A 10-year-old boy fatally struck by an SUV Tuesday was trying to be more independent and take the bus by himself. “He said ‘mommy, I can do it. Let me do it,” dad Angel Farachio said. Heartbroken family members gathered Thursday night at a vigil in honor of Enzo Farachio. The boy was tragically killed when a driver veered from the left lane to the right before jumping the curb at Avenue L. Farachio’s family does not […]

  • ‘Fight for Sunlight’ in Brooklyn scores legal victory

    CROWN HEIGHTS — A grassroots organization made up of community activists scored a major legal victory this week in their battle to stop the development of high-rises that will cast shadows over the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Alicia Boyd is one of the founders of the Movement to Protect the People in the fight for sunlight. Her concern is over plans for several new developments to go up on Carroll and Crown Streets that will cast shadows for more than three […]

  • Video of Manhattan toddlers hugging charms the internet

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Let’s call it the the toddler hug seen and heard around the world. A Facebook video lighting up social media shows two Manhattan toddlers’ pure joy at the sight of each other on the street, running to give each other an adorable hug. The stars of the viral video are 26-month-old Maxwell and 27-month-old Finnegan, two boys from Washington Heights who have been best friends for at least a year now. “They just took off toward each […]

  • First in Family: Bronx teen is the first in her family to attend college, fights for gender equality

    BRONX — The future is bright for a Bronx teenager who has the honor of being the first in her family to attend college. She just began her freshman year at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. “I’m going to be the first in my family to go to college,” said Fatimata Cham. “We’re very excited. It’s like a huge thing cause being the first in my family with no one else going before me.” What Cham is excited about is […]

  • The One with the ‘Friends’ Pop-Up Experience in New York City

    SOHO, Manhattan — So no one told you life was gonna be this way? Classic TV sitcom ‘Friends’ is celebrating 25 years since its first-ever episode aired on Sept. 22, 1994.  The show follows six twenty-something best pals as they navigate relationships, jobs and living in New York City. To celebrate, an interactive pop-up experience has been set up at 76 Mercer Street in SoHo. Friends diehard fans will get the opportunity to be their best Joey Tribbiani. Could he be wearing […]

  • Wu-Tang Clan walks the red carpet ahead of new Hulu series

    LOWER EAST SIDE — The story of one of New York’s very own Wu-Tang Clan – is now the subject of a new series on Hulu. “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” tracks the rise of the 90s rap group from Staten Island. Wednesday evening, members of the Wu-Tang Clan walked the red carpet for the premiere. The series was co created by Wu leader RZA and executive producer Alex Tse. “I was blessed with a great team and it took a […]

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