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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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  • Two men attack, try to kidnap 8-year-old girls on Long Island: police

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — Police are looking for the two men suspected of attacking and trying to kidnap two 8-year-old girls on Long Island. At about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, two unknown men approached the two girls as they were playing in the yard of a home on Maple Avenue in Mineola and chased the girls around the yard, police said. PIX11 News spoke to the father whose daughter and goddaughter were the targets of the attack. “The girls were jump-roping in […]

  • Woman attacked with hammer, set on fire in UWS apartment: source

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A woman was attacked with a hammer then set on fire and left for dead inside an Upper West Side apartment Tuesday, officials and police sources said. Officers responded just after 12 p.m. to a call of arson at an apartment building located at 825 Columbus Ave., police said. When they arrived, officers found a 32-year-old woman with injuries consistent with being burned, police said. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police […]

  • Man killed in police-involved shooting at Long Island home: sources

    MERRICK, N.Y. — A man is dead following a police-involved shooting at a Merrick home early Wednesday, law enforcement sources tell PIX11. Police were called to the Long Island home on Murray Place around 1:30 a.m. for a reported domestic incident. When police arrived, they encountered a man with a gun and a confrontation broke out between the man and police. The man was shot during the scuffle, sources said. The 43-year-old man, who died from his injuries, has not […]

  • Activists confront Harlem delis they say sell K2

    HARLEM, Manhattan — Activists from the National Action Network took to the streets of East Harlem Friday afternoon to confront delis accused of selling K2. They chanted, “no K2 in our hood.” The protest ended when they were arrested outside of a deli on East 125th Street near Lexington Avenue. For the last two weeks, the battle against K2 was largely fought in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. However in 2015 when K2 first became a large problem in the city, the epicenter […]

  • Small-plane crash leaves 1 dead on Long Island

    LONG ISLAND — A small plane crashed on Long Island Wednesday, killing the single person who was on board, fire officials said. The plane crashed in a wooded area on Northcote Drive in Melville at 1:52 p.m., police said. There was one person on the plane. Pilot Ken Johansen  was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team spokeswoman Benda Little confirmed. He was in a World War II-era plane. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Skytypers performed […]

  • Taxi drivers rally outside City Hall after string of driver suicides

    MANHATTAN — Yellow taxi owners and drivers held a rally outside city hall Tuesday calling for help as they face difficult financial times. The rally came days after  a body pulled from the East River was identified as that of a cab driver who disappeared earlier this month amid financial concerns. His was the fifth taxi driver suicide in recent months. Victor Salazar has been a cab driver since 1994, but told PIX11 things have changed in those years. “Hope has […]

  • Heroes honored at Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day parade

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and others marched in the parade for Memorial Day. The Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day parade has gone on – rain or shine – since 1927. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Chuck Schumer were also there. “At a time when this country is so divided and there’s so much tension, it’s nice to have a day where we all come together and we remember what we’re about fundamentally and the democracy and freedom that makes America, […]

  • Community activists arrested while protesting the sale of K2 in Brooklyn

    BEDSTUY, Brooklyn — Several community activists from the National Action Network were arrested Friday afternoon during a protest of places suspected of selling K2 in Brooklyn. They sat in front of the Big Boy Deli at the corner of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn and refused to move. BREAKING: National Action Network leadership & members arrested in NYC for protesting the sale of K2 and the dozens of overdoses in Brooklyn. NAN equates the proliferation of K2 and disregard […]

  • Harlem school aide accused of abusing 3 students hit with lawsuit

    HARLEM, Manhattan — Three Harlem mothers told PIX11 their sons were abused by school aide Kaseem Gordon at P. S. 194 in Harlem. “It was horrible,” mom Sharon Kemp told PIX11 News. Kemp, the PTA President at P. S. 194, says Gordon dragged her 8-year-old son around the school building “choking my son up the wall with his feet dangling.” “He was holding him so tight he peed on himself,” Kemp said. Bernadette Torres says her son was left with […]

  • Patients’ medical records ‘were never in danger’ in attempted hack, company says

    THE BRONX — In April, PIX11 News uncovered a computer issue at Essen Medical Group in the Bronx that kept patients waiting for days for the medication they rely on. Carmen Rivera, an Essen Medical Patient, had to go a week without the ulcer and pain medication she uses daily. “I feel frustrated. I feel angry,” Rivera said. Now, a former employee is coming forward to say the computer outage at Essen Medical was caused by hackers and patients’ sensitive […]