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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
  • NYC urges pregnant women to avoid Zika-affected areas after 32 babies test positive for disease

    NEW YORK — New York City health officials are launching a campaign to urge women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant to avoid travel to countries with the Zika virus, many of which are in the Caribbean and South America. Health officials on Thursday said 32 babies in the city have tested positive for Zika or have developed Zika-related birth defects. Dr. Fahimeh Sasan with Mount Sinai Hospital changed her plans of traveling to the Caribbean after recently […]

  • Children inspired new mural at South Bronx building

    SOUTH BRONX — There is a new backdrop for playtime at the Barrier Free Living Apartment in the South Bronx. Renowned graffiti artist John “Crash” Matos is one of two painters behind a new mural for the building. Ninety families live at the site, many with children. Matos says the children helped inspire his work, “I sat down with 6 or 7 of them and I told them that we were planning to do a mural and I want some […]

  • $1 rent in NYC comes to an end for two entrepreneurs

    NEW YORK — Rupert Hunt, Cyrus Schenck and Jacob Castaldi are at the end of one unusual journey. Six months ago they were complete strangers, but they took a chance on each other. “It was a little bit crazy,” Schenck told PIX11 News. Schenck and Castaldi answered Hunt’s ad for two roommates. His request was unique – he wanted to share an $8 million apartment in the West Village of Manhattan and charge his roommates just $1 a month for […]

  • Who were the victims in the fatal Times Square crash?

    NEW YORK –– Fates were forever changed after a deranged driver plowed through 23 people, some of them tourists, in busy Times Square Thursday. Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Elsman was a bright-eyed visitor in Times Square with her mother and little sister Thursday morning until Richard Rojas, allegedly fueled by synthetic marijuana, drove into nearly two dozen people, killing the teen. In her hometown of Portage, Michigan, they were in shock after her death. “Alyssa was a really thoughtful, really bright, very pleasant […]

  • Man offers $1,000 reward for return of veteran’s stolen support dog

    KINGSBRIDGE, Bronx — In 24 hours, one stolen dog inspired a flood of compassion. Two men attacked an Army veteran from the Bronx and stole his registered support dog. Robert Lebron has been left reeling without the companionship of his 8-month-old pup, Mala. But PIX11 viewer Darran Brown, who’s also CEO of Go Charity, stepped up after seeing the story. He said he’ll guarantee a reward of $1,000 to anyone who helps bring Mala back home. Brown’s own dog, Nicky, disappeared last month. “I […]

  • Men attack former army ranger in the Bronx, steal his service dog

    KINGSBRIDGE, Bronx — An Army veteran from the Bronx is reeling after he was beaten during a Mother’s Day walk with his service dog, who was stolen. The attack by two men on Robert Lebron was caught on surveillance video. Lebron had taken his 8-month-old pup, Mala, on a walk Sunday morning, he said. The pair were returning to his Bronx building from Poe Park when the attack happened. “I was attacked from behind,” Lebron said. One man pounced on […]

  • 50,000 Haitians who were once granted ‘Temporary Protected Status’ could be deported

    BROOKLYN — Over 50,000 Haitians will soon learn if the Trump administration will renew the “Temporary Protected Status” that allowed them to live in the United States. After the Haitian earthquake in 2010, President Barack Obama extended the protective immigration status to Haitians living in the U.S. and he renewed it in 2016 after Hurricane Matthew battered the Caribbean nation. It is unclear if President Trump will extend the program after it’s July expiration. “It’s part of a broader concern […]

  • Families upset over Queen of Peace High School closure

    NEW JERSEY — A hard reality hit home Wednesday night for families connected to Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, New Jersey. “My husband went to this school my daughter graduated in ’14, my son is a sophomore, I work there,” explained Toni Rutigliano. Monday the Archdiocese of Newark announced Queen of Peace would be closing in June. They cited years of low enrollment and financial shortfalls. The closure comes despite an aggressive fundraising campaign. One class of 1977 graduate […]

  • Vape van worker’s anti-immigrant rant caught on camera in Hoboken

    HOBOKEN, N.J. — Crude insults and anti-immigrant rhetoric were hurled at a couple after an argument escalated involving a vape business that operates out of a van in downtown Hoboken. A couple, who is Latino, was walking Saturday afternoon on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, when an argument escalated with an employee of 9th Cloud Vape Van, which sells e-cigarette supplies in downtown Hoboken. Video of the encounter was posted the same day to Facebook and has been seen more […]

  • Brooklyn coffee shop sues Starbucks in unicorn frappuccino copy-cat claim

    NEW YORK — A Brooklyn cafe that created a “Unicorn Latte” is accusing Starbucks of “overshadowing” its health-conscious drink with the sugary Unicorn Frappuccino in a new lawsuit. The End started selling its Unicorn Latte in December and has had a trademark on the drink name pending since January. Starbucks launched the Unicorn Frappuccino in April as a limited-run item, and it enjoyed considerable media attention. Both drinks are similar in that neither contains coffee, though they are on the […]