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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
  • Paterson cop kills partially naked man who allegedly fired at officer

    PATERSON, N.J. — Police in Paterson shot and killed a partially naked man who allegedly opened fire on the officer Friday afternoon, authorities said. The incident unfolded about 2 p.m. on Fulton Place near East 18th Street, where officers had been called about a report of an “emotionally disturbed” man who was partially naked and armed with a gun. Sources told PIX11 News there was a standoff between the man and officers until the man allegedly opened fire and police […]

  • Marist HS students fight to raise funds, reach out to famous alumni to help save school

    BAYONNE, N.J. — Bemin Shaker is a sophomore at Bayonne, New Jersey’s Marist High School. “This place is so special because it’s like a family,” Shaker said. But Shaker reached out to PIX11 News this week worried about the future of his school family. “Our school needs help,” he said. Marist only has two and a half weeks to fundraise $1.5 million. If they don’t the doors will close for good. The announcement came late last month — and students […]

  • Man confronts aggressive NYC drivers in ‘Vision Hero’ project to protect pedestrians

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Jeff Seal is a pedestrian, worn out and tired of making dangerous dashes to get to his destination on foot. The comedian and video producer decided to confront cars, SUVs and trucks that fail to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and record it all for an online video. He called the project, Vision Hero. “I hope next time someone who sees that video, in their car they will maybe be a little more mindful of pedestrians,” […]

  • Astoria dry cleaner will launder unemployed job seekers’ suits for free

    ASTORIA, Queens — A small dry cleaners in Astoria is garnering big attention after a simple offer to help unemployed members of the community. Jaime Jinete, owner of Nicole’s Cleaners, posted a sign that reads “if you are unemployed and need an outfit clean for an interview we will clean it for free.” “It’s part of what we do here in Astoria,” Jinete explained. “Also it gives hope to people.” “It costs money to someone in need or someone that […]

  • Boy critically injured by hit-and-run driver while crossing street with brother in Staten Island

    STATEN ISLAND — A young boy was critically injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Staten Island Thursday night, multiple witnesses tell PIX11. Police are continuing to search for the driver. It happened around 5:47 p.m. at Henderson Avenue and Broadway in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island. Witnesses say two brothers were crossing the street when a driver ran the red light and struck the older boy after he pushed his younger brother out of the way. Officials […]

  • Viral sensation ‘Salt Bae’ scouting restaurant locations in NYC

    The global Instagram-famous sensation “Salt Bae” all started with one video. The beginning seems simple, but the finish was unforgettable. And with a sparkling sprinkling of salt — a star was born. “Not only did that steak look incredible on that meat cutter but it was the way he sort of magically flicked his wrist,” lifestyle expert Val Greenberg said. The man, the legend, the chef is Nurset Gokce – now known on social media as Salt Bae. “I’m actually […]

  • 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 […]