Shirley is an anchor for NBC Connecticut. You can catch her from 4:30-7 a.m. on NBC Connecticut Today alongside co-anchor Todd Pior, First Alert meteorologist Bob Maxon and First Alert traffic Reporter Heidi Voight.
Shirley is an award-winning journalist who may be covering breaking news one moment, or filing an in-depth feature piece the next. She is the recipient of an Associated Press Award and is a four-time Emmy Nominee.
Prior to landing at NBC Connecticut, Shirley spent three years at FOX 25 in Boston, as an anchor and reporter. She covered stories all over New England as well as major news events, including the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, the Boston Marathon and the Clark Rockefeller trial. Her work at FOX 25 garnered multiple Emmy nominations, including "Outstanding Achievement" as an Anchor and "Outstanding Feature Reporter."
Shirley's first on-air position was at WWLP-TV22 in Springfield, where she was an anchor and reporter. She also did consumer and investigative stories for 22News.
Before she started her on-air career, Shirley had a distinguished career as a producer at NBC News, primarily at the "Today" show, where she was a segment producer. Shirley traveled extensively with "Today" and had the opportunity to cover two Olympic Games.
Shirley graduated with honors from New York University, with a double major in journalism and political science. She's thrilled to be with NBC Connecticut. Professionally, she's back on the NBC team and personally, it brings her closer to family and friends.