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
  • Mourners retrace final steps taken by 15-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz

    BRONX, N.Y. — As a memorial grew outside a Bronx bodega where a promising young life was cut short, hundreds of mourners came out Tuesday to retrace the final steps taken by a 15-year-old boy after he was mortally wounded in a brutal machete attack. The candlelight vigil and march came the evening before the teen’s funeral. Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was killed on June 20 by reputed members of the Trinitarios gang in an apparent case of mistaken identity. He […]

  • NYC Pride March expected to draw record crowds; NYPD outlines new route

    WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — NYC Pride weekend kicked off Friday evening with music drawing a huge crowd outside the Stonewall Inn — the symbol of the gay rights movement. 2.5 million people are expected to line the streets for the annual march this Sunday – a celebration of diversity The theme of this year’s parade is “Defiantly Different,“ which organizers say takes a direct aim at Trump administration policies. “I think its important to highlight how the community feels,” said […]

  • Potential high-rises would block sun from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, community says

    PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn — Neighbors and nature lovers are using all their flower power to fight back against development of high-rise buildings that would cast a large shadow over Brooklyn Botanic Garden, blocking sunlight the plants and flowers need. Several hundred people at a community forum Wednesday night learned what could potentially happen to their Prospect Park neighborhood and their beloved Brooklyn Botanic Garden. “This is absolutely terrible,” Valerie Ross said after she heard about the proposals. “I’m horrified.” Ross has a […]

  • Hundreds pack historic church for annual Juneteenth celebration

    HARLEM — Riverside Church in Harlem held its annual Juneteenth celebration Tuesday night. Over 600 people packed the historic church for an hours long service. Tuesday marks the 153rd anniversary of the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery, when union soldiers went to Galvaston, Texas. The war had ended and slaves were free. News of emancipation finally reached the enslaved people of that state. This came two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. […]

  • Brownsville teacher and students raise money for trip to Japan

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A high school teacher and his group of students have met their fundraising goal for a school trip to Japan. They started a GoFundMe page three months ago and over 1,200 donors later, along with determination and perseverance, raised enough money late tonight. At Frederick Douglass Academy VII, in Brownsville – many students have never traveled outside of New York City – let alone to another continent. They certainly didn’t think they’d be doing it during their […]

  • ‘Very aggressive’ Staten Island turkeys may be relocated

    STATEN ISLAND – Hundreds of turkeys roam the borough of Staten Island and now the problem may soon be a thing of the past;  plan is in place to round-up and relocate the birds. City councilmember Steven Matteo, along with Speaker Corey Johnson, have allocated $100,000 in the budget to send them to And-Hof Animals, an upstate sanctuary for farm animals. “Some of them are very aggressive and becoming a nuisance,” Matteo said. “We had to come up with a plan […]

  • Mom dead, 6-year-old son critically hurt after being hit by car at Brooklyn bus stop

    CANARSIE, Brooklyn — A mother is dead and her 6-year-old son is critically injured after they were struck by a car while waiting for the bus in Brooklyn Tuesday evening, officials said. It happened at about 9 p.m. at Remsen and Seaview avenues in Canarsie. Witnesses told PIX11 News that two cars traveling at a high rate of speed collided, sending one of the cars careening into the bus stop, pinning the mother and child. Police said it was determined […]

  • NJ kidney transplant chain saves dozens of lives

    LIVINGSTON, N.J. — It began with one person – an “altruistic donor,” who became the catalyst that triggered a kidney transplant chain that has saved dozens of lives since last October. Monday evening, donors and recipients got together in one room and with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, celebrated what is now the largest kidney transplant chain at one hospital in the nation. “I had a lot of people want to donate but kept missing, this program gave me life,” Ted […]

  • School bus overturns on New Jersey Turnpike ramp near Goethals Bridge

    ELIZABETH, N.J. — A school bus overturned on a ramp near a bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City. Police say it happened around 4 p.m. Thursday on the New Jersey Turnpike near the Goethals Bridge, connecting the city of Elizabeth and Staten Island. Police say all of the occupants were able to get off the bus. One adult and at least four children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The Mevakshei Hashem Yeshiva bus was in […]

  • 8-year-old boy rocks out to ’80s tunes in subway stations

    MIDTOWN – He was born in 2009, but he sings favorite songs from three decades earlier. Three days a week, in between attending third-grade, sports and homework, 8-year-old Joel Euceda, with his dedicated father in tow, travels from their home in Freeport, Long Island, to street corners and subway stations all over the city. They have a permit from the city and Euceda performs for a couple hours each day. “I love ’80s and I love looking back at the […]