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Ayana Harry reports the PIX11 News at 5 and 10.

She was previously a reporter at FoxCT, where she was the New Haven Bureau reporter. The Emmy nominated journalist joined the station in January 2011.

Ayana was the only journalist to interview Ron Taylor, a man once exonerated for a 1993 murder, but then ordered back to prison in one of the most unique cases in Connecticut legal history. She also reported on the aftermath of tropical storm Irene, Hurricane Sandy and tornadoes in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. Ayana was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Sandy Hook School shooting ¿ providing live reports from Newtown as events unfolded.

Prior to working at FOX CT, Ayana was a digital reporter and field producer for ABC News covering the Northeast. Ayana’s work took her beyond the region for major breaking news stories. She contributed exclusive reports for the network from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and from the Gulf Coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

While at ABC News, Ayana also covered some of Connecticut’s biggest news stories including the Steven Hayes trial, the shooting at Hartford Distributors, Inc. and the 2009 murder at Yale. Prior to working as a digital journalist, Ayana held the positions of associate producer, production associate and desk assistant at ABC News in New York.

Ayana graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics.

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  • Know your rights: Self-defense workshop held for Muslim women in Greenwich Village

    GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan — An event aimed at educating Muslim women on their rights and to share self-defense lessons was held Monday night in Greenwich Village. The event, called “No Permission Needed,” was hosted by the Muslim Community Network at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. “For Muslim women who wear the hijab and cover their hair, we’ve seen a lot of anti-Muslim rhetoric centered around that,” explained Muslim Community Network executive Director Christina Tasca. “What we’re doing is […]

  • Exotic African cat found roaming streets of Paterson, New Jersey

    PATERSON, N.J. — A large cat native to African wetlands was found roaming the streets of New Jersey, Thursday. The animal was captured by Paterson’s Animal Control Officers and taken to Wildlife Freedom Incorporated in Wanaque. The felines are a hybrid that is bred by crossing a domestic cat with an African serval. Experts say the exotic pets are difficult to breed and can cost more than $20,000. The cats can weigh up to 30 pounds and leap up to […]

  • FDNY EMT killed after being run over by stolen ambulance ID’d as Yadira Arroyo

    SOUNDVIEW, The Bronx — An emergency medical technician (EMT) has died after she was run over by a stolen ambulance in the Bronx Thursday evening, police said. The victim was identified as Yadira Arroyo. She is a 44-year-old mother of five children and 14-year veteran of the FDNY. Arroyo is the eighth member of the FDNY EMS to die in the line of duty. Her EMT partner, who was also struck, remains in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital. Authorities say the two EMT workers […]

  • Broadway community comes together help launch restaurant

    THEATER DISTRICT, Manhattan – It is a labor of love fueled by elbow grease. “We’ve been polishing the wood as you can see its nice and conditioned also sweeping,” said Tyler Lineberger, who works for four Broadway musicals: Cats, Paramour, Lion King and Wicked. And the construction crew is unconventional because their day jobs usually look like this. “I am the Glinda dresser at Wicked on Broadway,” Cate Goetschius said. And on the one day when Broadway is dark and they […]

  • Staten Island residents claim city snowplows knocked over fence

    STATEN ISLAND – Typically during a snow storm when a plow finally shows up, it’s a welcome sight, but a pair of Staten Island homeowners say plows did some major damage on their block. And since then, they’ve been getting the runaround. “I was in my house and I heard a bang,” said homeowner Tara Tomasulo. “I looked out. I was in my bedroom and I looked out and I saw the sanitation coming.” The Tomasulos say this is the end […]

  • Arch for Kids teaches school children in East New York how to build bridges

    EAST NEW YORK- New York is a big city jungle of concrete and steel. And now, the physics behind our great skyscrapers and bridges is all getting broken down inside P.S. 149. The first and second grade scholars are learning the fundamentals of architecture. “It’s just putting the seed in their brain that you can really build anything out of anything,” Janny Gedeon, co-founder of Arch for Kids, explained. “The goal is to expose them the goal is to tell […]

  • They were in Biggie Smalls’ entourage — and 20 years later, they introduce us to the Notorious B.I.G. we never knew

      Remembering Biggie Smalls: 20 years later. The legendary rapper spoke to a generation and transformed hip-hop forever. Now, hear from the people who knew him best — his best friend, his tour DJ and even his daughter. Join us tonight to see the impact that Brooklyn’s biggest star continues to have on New York.

  • 13 apartments destroyed after fire rips through 2 buildings on Upper West Side

    UPPER WEST SIDE — More than a dozen apartment buildings were damaged when fire ripped through two apartment buildings on the Upper West Side Friday evening. The fire started on the third floor of the building at 509 Amsterdam Ave. near 84th Street just before 6 p.m. Flames quickly spread through the building, where the restaurant Jacob’s Pickles is also located. Smoke was seen billowing out the roof. The neighboring building, 511 Amsterdam Ave., also caught fire. “It smelled like a lot […]

  • Dogs rescued from Thailand arrive in NYC for new leash on life

    NEW YORK – Just a few weeks ago these dogs were treated like garbage in Thailand but are now going to homes filled with love. For so many souls, entering JFK Terminal 4 is a new beginning. This was the case for 14 puppies and PIX11’s cameras were there to catch them arriving from Thailand. “They all have a story and they’ve all gone through so much,” said Cindy Szczudlo, with Rescue Services of North Shore Animal League. Their lives […]

  • Musicians from countries under Trump’s initial travel ban unite to send powerful political message

    WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan – With every note passionately played, and each lyric, there was a deeper meaning being played Tuesday night. A benefit concert in the West Village was called The Banned Seven. A musical tribute to the seven countries included in President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. “We wanted to do something to reflect our position to this order,” concert organizer Hadi Eldebek said. Eldebek put the call out to musicians living in America from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, […]