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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.

Recent Articles
  • Officer allegedly forced arrestee to perform oral sex on him inside Long Island police precinct

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A Long Island police officer faces criminal charges after allegedly forcing a woman he arrested to perform oral sex on him, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Christopher McCoy, 38, now a suspended officer with Suffolk County Police Department, was charged with depriving an arrestee the right to bodily integrity, officials said. A now-unsealed criminal complaint states that McCoy admitted to engaging in oral sex with the woman. He left court without a comment Thursday. Investigators said […]

  • Muslim family finds threatening notes in their Long Island mailbox

    MALVERNE, NY — Nassau County Police are investigating after two threatening notes were found in the mailbox of a Muslim family in Malverne. The homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous told PIX11, has always felt safe in the community. The note came as a surprise. “It said that they hate Muslims and at they would kills us,” the homeowner said about the note. “Nothing like this was ever hinted at us, ever, in the last 20 years that we’ve been here.” The […]

  • Community bands together to fix vandalized Prodigy mural

    Urban Upbound in Queens is seeing community input on a mural they are planning in Long Island City. The organization commissioned a mural of the late Queens rapper Prodigy earlier this month. The mural was vandalized twice within the same weekend, once with white paint and again with red paint. Bishop Mitchell Taylor of Urban Upbound told PIX11, “I was thinking escalation, I don’t want it to go from white [paint] to red [paint] to a brick in the window, […]

  • Video: Man fatally stabbed while eating bagel outside Brighton Beach deli

    BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn — A man was eating a bagel outside a deli in Brighton Beach early Thursday when he was suddenly stabbed to death. It happened around 6:45 a.m. at the B & B Mini Mart on Neptune Avenue. The 31-year-old man was sitting on a crate outside the deli when a knife-wielding assailant jammed the weapon into his chest. The stunned victim dropped his food and tried to run away, but the suspect chased him into the street […]

  • Video: Machete-wielding driver attacks man using garbage can to defend himself

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A pedestrian was forced to defend himself with a garbage can Wednesday morning after a driver got out of his car and threatened the victim with a machete, police said. The victim was walking across the street around Broadway and West 94th Street around 6:50 a.m. when Luis Roman, 40, shouted at him to pay attention, police said. The driver got out of his car and pulled out a machete. He smacked it against the sidewalk and […]

  • MTA officials consider food ban on subway after trash track fire

    NEW YORK — After a rocky start to the summer that included a chaotic Monday morning commute caused by a trash fire underground, the MTA is looking for solutions to reduce debris. “We need to make sure the trash doesn’t get down there,” MTA chairman Joe Lhota said. The MTA recently invested in new portable vacuums and the agency is considering a change in their policy allowing food in the subway system. “Just recently I was on a train, subway […]

  • Family, friends remember Eric Garner on 3rd anniversary of his death

    STATEN ISLAND — Eric Garner was remembered in services and in protests across New York City on Monday, three  years after his death. “It’s a reoccurring nightmare that plays in my head over and over,” Gwen Carr told PIX11 News about her son’s death. Carr spent the evening surrounded by friends and family on Staten Island. “It’s emotional, but I wanted to be near the place where my son took his last breath,” Carr said. Reverend Al Sharpton attended a […]

  • Festival celebrates Brooklyn’s unique contributions to hip hop culture

    BROOKLYN — The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is underway. It is the brain-child of Wes Jackson, “we want to be what TriBeCa or Sundance has done,” he explained. The festival has grown since its founding in 2005 to become a weeklong celebration of Brooklyn’s unique contributions to hip hop culture. “Brooklyn has always been the best in hip hop to me, from Biggie to Jay Z,” said Sickamore, Creative Director for Interscope Records. “You know we’ve always got it. We […]

  • Police arrest 2 men in Bronx shooting that injured 4-year-old girl

    MORRISANIA, the Bronx — Police arrested two men for the shooting that injured a 4-year-old girl in the Bronx Wednesday, officials said. Multiple people were shot, including the 4-year-old girl, police said. Police charged James Thomas, 58, with assault, officials said. They believe he is the one who shot the little girl. Officers also arrested Fredric Fielder, 33. He was also charged with assault. The shooting happened near East 167 Street and Clay Avenue early in the afternoon and the […]

  • Current, former police commissioners honor slain officer

    BRONX — The current and former heads of the New York Police Department have joined members of the rank and file and neighborhood residents at a church for a wake honoring the life and memory of a police officer slain while on the job. The line outside World Changers Church in the Bronx extended several blocks Monday as people waited to pay their respects to Officer Miosotis Familia. She was shot and killed while sitting inside her police vehicle last […]