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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
  • Police rally for former SWAT officer who says he was harassed for being gay

    HACKENSACK, NJ — Dozens of police officers from New York and New Jersey rallied around a former SWAT officer who says he was constantly tormented for being gay when he was still on the job. The officers came out in support of Andrew Kara, who was also a Marine, outside the Bergen County Courthouse Tuesday morning. Kara was laid off from his job with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office last year. Kara was often called “queer, homo, freak,” according to attorney Matthew Peluso. […]

  • Hoboken police officer injured in large brawl outside bar, mayor says

    HOBOKEN, N.J. — A police officer was injured in a large brawl outside a bar in Hoboken on Saturday, Mayor Ravinder Bhalla said.Three people were arrested and an officer suffered a minor back injury during the fight outside Hudson Ultra Bar, according to Police Chief Ken Ferrante. Investigators are working to determine if the fight began inside the bar and spilled into the street, Ferrante said. Hoboken has been cracking down on bars that overserve customers, particularly during “con” bar […]

  • EMT accused of sexually abusing patient in back of ambulance: sources

    NEW YORK — An EMT has been charged with sexually abusing a patient in the back of an ambulance. Michael Seebrat, 46, of Queens, was arrested Friday around 11:30 a.m. and was with sexual abuse, police said. On July 17, 2017, Seebrat, an FDNY EMT, picked up an intoxicated 24-year-old woman from The Standard Hotel in Greenwich Village, according to police. While he transported the patient to a Manhattan hospital, she woke up to him groping her breasts and licking […]

  • Dozens rally in support of Queens student after school refuses to allow ‘Malcolm X’ on senior shirt

    MIDDLE VILLAGE, Queens — Dozens rallied Wednesday in support of a Queens high school student who was told by his school that he could not have the name Malcolm X printed on the back of his senior sweater — even though that is his real name. Malcolm Xavier Combs, 17,  is a student at Christ the King High School. He requested that his first name and middle initial be printed on the back of his senior sweater. He was summoned […]

  • Manhole explosions in the Bronx cause cars to go up in flames

    FORDHAM HEIGHTS, The Bronx — Multiple manhole explosions in the Bronx Tuesday afternoon caused a car and a yellow taxi to burst into flames — and knocked out power to nearby residential buildings. It happened around 1:30 p.m. when the underground fire exploded through the manhole on Davidson Avenue. The flames were so intense, at least two vehicles were destroyed. Firefighters extinguished the blaze within minutes. The fire damaged Yaw Appiah’s taxi cab. “I parked last night around 1 a.m.,” […]

  • Home for former female inmates sparks controversy in Bronx where neighbors say they’re worried

    CASTLE HILL, the Bronx  — A heated debate is simmering in the Bronx over Hope House, a space for women to live after serving time in prison. It recently opened its doors in Castle Hill. Hope House was founded by Topeka Sam and Vanee Sykes. Both women became friends while they were inmates at a Federal prison in Connecticut. Sykes recently brought PIX11 inside the home, which was decorated entirely through donations. “When I came out I went to a […]

  • Graduates of Florida shooting school gather for fundraiser

    Graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School held a fundraiser Monday evening to benefit the school days after a gunman killed 17 students and faculty members. Aamir Rahman, a 2008 graduate from Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, organized the event. “I saw it on the news and I could not believe, it” Rhaman told PIX11 News. “I saw the faces of those kids and I saw myself in those shoes and I saw myself walking those halls and I saw the […]

  • Queens family of 2-year-old flu victim speaks out to warn others of symptoms

    QUEENS — A Queens family spoke exclusively with PIX11 Friday, saying their 2-year-old died after becoming sick with flu like symptoms. They hope their story will serve as a warning for other families. “If you think your kids, especially if they are like two years old if they are coughing or if they have a fever just take them in cause we don’t want this happening to anyone else,” Anthony Garick told PIX11 News. Garick says his 2-year-old nephew Shameer […]

  • Community protests Bronx principal who banned Black History Month lessons at school

    THE BRONX — Tensions were high during a rally Thursday afternoon outside Intermediate School 224 in the Bronx where the principal is accused of stopping Black History Month lessons. For several days, community activists have called for the removal or resignation of Principal Patricia Catania. Sandra Maisonet attended the rally Thursday to support Principal Catania, saying. “Facts do matter as well and this poor woman that we know that just arrived to this school is being portrayed to be something […]

  • Education Department opens investigation into Bronx principal who allegedly won`t allow black history lessons

    THE BRONX — The Education Department launched an investigation into the principal of a Bronx school who allegedly won’t allow black history lessons. Mercedes Liriano Clark, a  teacher at Middle School 224 says Principal Patricia Catania won’t allow the lessons. Parents rallied around her Monday. The next day, Principal Catania allegedly confiscated the Black History Month projects of several students moments before they were set to present them. The school Superintendent visited the school Wednesday. “The superintendent and his team are working with the school community […]