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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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    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A woman was injured after a speeding car crashed into a minivan and parked car in Jersey City early Friday. A sedan was speeding down the street along Lexington Avenue and Mallory Avenue around 1 a.m. when it collided with a white minivan, an eyewitness told PIX11 news. The minivan then crashed in a parked car and one person was taken to the hospital, according to the eyewitness. “I heard a car barrelling down the street about […]

  • New lawsuit demands rent refunds for NYCHA tenants left without heat, hot water

    A new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday demanded NYCHA provide rent refunds for the 300,000 tenants who were without heat or hot water at some point last winter. Ruth Britt lived without heat for three months in the Patterson Houses in the South Bronx. She’s one of the lead plaintiffs in the class action suit. “I hope they do better fix what needs to be done and move on,” she told PIX11 News. Nancy Newman is an attorney […]

  • Brooklyn teacher indicted for sexually assaulting student

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A Brooklyn teacher was indicted Wednesday for sexually assaulting a teenage student. Mervyn Affoon, 65, was arrested in October 2017 for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy in Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn. “This is every parents worse nightmare,” attorney Scott Rynecki said. “They sent their child to school to get an education and instead this child was sexually abused.” According to prosectors, Affoon asked the boy to have […]

  • MTA worker rescues dog from subway tracks

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — An MTA subway track inspector sprang into action Monday morning, rescuing a dog that had wandered into a subway tunnel. The dog was first spotted along the Manhattan bound L train tracks in Brooklyn. A conductor followed him as he limped past nine subway stations. Edlin Cruz finally caught up with the dog at the Graham Avenue station in Williamsburg. “He was hungry,” Cruz said. “He was scared.” Cruz got down onto the tracks to help. “As […]

  • Medical marijuana dispensary planned for Manhattan’s 5th Avenue

    A medical marijuana dispensary is planned for 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. MedMen Manhattan will open to the public on Friday, April 20. The 10,000 square foot space will be one of only three medical marijuana dispensaries allowed to operate in Manhattan. It’s billed as a premium cannabis shopping experience, but only  for patients with a prescription. MedMen’s SVP of Corporate Communications, Daniel Yi told PIX11 News, “the future of cannabis is a mainstream shopping experience where responsible adults and marijuana […]

  • Bags of undelivered mail found at Long Island home

    BELLMORE, Long Island — Dozens of bags filled with undelivered mail have been found in a shed behind a home on Long Island, authorities said. Postal agents visited the home at Bellmore Avenue and West Adler in Bellmore about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Agents in search of missing mail opened the home’s backyard shed and found the postage stuffed into bags like garbage. They were acting on a tip, the inspector general said. Neighbors told PIX11 News the home’s resident is a […]

  • Groupon apologizes after racial slur was used to describe boots

    NEW YORK — Harlem Minister C. J. James was outraged and took to social media after spotting a posting for boots on the online discount site Groupon, that contained a racial slur. James called PIX11 News about the find. “This cannot be real not in 2018,” James said. The boots were being sold with the color option ‘n****r brown.’ “I think the words is offensive,” James told PIX11. “I think the word should not be used in our vocabulary.” “There’s […]

  • Wrongfully accused man released after spending 3 years in Rikers

    Julian Douglas is thankful to be free after spending three long years in Rikers Island for a crime he did not commit. “The worst part wasn’t physical, it was more mental. That’s where most of my pain came from,” he said. On March 30 2015, 70-year-old Leta Webb was killed with a single gunshot to the head after answering the door to her family’s home in Jamaica, Queens.. Detectives began a manhunt for Webb’s killer and brought Douglas in for questioning. […]

  • NJ preschool director ‘told my child she was going to cut his fingers off’

    PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield, New Jersey family spoke out in a one-on-one interview with PIX11 Thursday afternoon after the director of their child’s pre-school was arrested for pulling a knife on their 4-year-old child. “My child and another child were being disciplined at the time they were brought to the directors office,” explained Raymond Moss.  “At that time a knife was pulled out and she told my child she was going to cut his fingers off if he does […]

  • Invite-only video game ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ becomes global craze

    NEW YORK — Video game “Fortnite: Battle Royale” is a global craze that’s still growing. Its popularity is especially strong among teenagers. “Sometimes I’ll start at 10 o’clock just playing and I’ll look at the clock its 2 in the morning,” explained Jawad Pathan. “It’s more popular than any game I’ve ever played before,” Danny Kalmowitz told PIX11. The premise is simple: run through cities and towns gathering supplies and weapons and then fight up to 100 other players. The […]