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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
  • Trump administration end temporary protection for thousands of Haitians

    The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. Gerard Michaud’s life is suddenly in limbo. He […]

  • NYC lawmaker talks scaffold safety after pedestrians injured by falling scaffolding

    MANHATTAN — Before Sunday morning’s scaffolding collapse in SoHo, City Councilman Ben Kallos called for changes to the city’s scaffolding regulations. “I don’t want to say the sky is falling, but literally, the scaffolding is now falling,” Councilman Kallos said in an interview with PIX11 News. “I introduced legislation in the City Council that anytime you put up scaffolding, you have seven days to start the work, get the work done within 3-6 months, and then get the scaffolding down, […]

  • Woman punched after accusing subway passenger of ‘manspreading’

    BROOKLYN — A woman says she was punched in the face after she asked a subway passenger who was “manspreading” to be more considerate and make room for others. Manspreading is a term used when someone is taking up more than one seat on the subway. When Samantha Saia spoke to PIX11 News Friday, her lip was bruised, swollen and she was still in pain. The incident happened Thursday morning on a Manhattan-bound N train. Saia asked the man to […]

  • Bushwick named second coolest neighborhood in the U.S.

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — The old Bushwick and its burned out buildings were the backdrop for John Moreira’s childhood. “We ran through those buildings,” Moreira said. “We played in them, those were our clubhouses.” Moreira was born and raised in Bushwick. He left for college and came right back. And now, he has a front row seat to one of the greatest real estate comebacks as Bushwick was just named the second coolest neighborhood in America. Hotspot Rentals says it’s because […]

  • NYCHA failed to inspect apartments for lead paint for years, lied about it: report

    NEW YORK — The New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct lead paint safety inspections for four years beginning in 2013, according to a new report by the city’s Department of Investigation. The DOI further alleges NYCHA then lied about the inspections to Federal housing authorities. “It’s very clear that NYCHA knew they were out of compliance and nonetheless decided to certify that they were in compliance,” explained DOI Commissioner Mark Peters. The DOI says the inspections were not done […]

  • Brooklyn grandma in her 80s fights back after landlord evicts her while she’s out of town

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Joy Noel never imagined being homeless in her 80s. Her entire world was shattered when she was evicted from her Flatbush apartment. Community advocates say the eviction was illegal. Noel notified her landlord over the summer that she’d be traveling for a few months. “They knew I was not going to be here,” Noel explained. During that time, the landlord claimed Noel refused to sign a new lease. The eviction process began, but Noel didn’t know because […]

  • Bronx mom furious after teacher sniffs young son for drugs

    THE BRONX — Mom Ariel Gomez has serious questions about the actions of staffers at PS 209 in the Bronx, where her son Ethan Gomez is in the first grade. “I send him there to learn not to be interrogated,” Gomez told PIX 11 News. “He’s been waking up with panic attacks.” Two weeks ago, her son came home saying an after-school teacher, “asked my son was there drugs used in the home? Was anybody smoking around him? And they sniffed his […]

  • Volunteer firefighter chased down terror suspect before police arrived

    MANHATTAN — He’s a truck driver and volunteer firefighter, but that didn’t stop him from chasing after the man accused of driving a truck onto a Manhattan bike path and killing eight people. William Harris was driving a truck down West Streeet Tuesday when he heard a collision and spotted Sayfullo Saipov step out into the intersection, two real-looking guns in hand. He got out of the truck and chased after Saipov. “This is New York. You don’t mess with us,” Harris […]

  • ‘Act of terror’: At least 8 dead, 11 injured in truck rampage on lower Manhattan bike path; ‘lone wolf’ suspect in custody

    TRIBECA, Manhattan — A man described as a “lone wolf” deliberately drove a rented truck into a West Side bike path in lower Manhattan, killing at least eight people and injuring 11 others in the first terror attack in New York City since 9/11, and just blocks from the World Trade Center. A high-ranking police source tells PIX11 News the suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. He’s a resident of Tampa, Fla., who arrived in the United States in 2010 from […]

  • LI woman at risk of breast cancer gets double mastectomy

    BELLMORE, NY — Taylor Basile comes from a proud Jewish and Italian family where tradition is treasured, but there’s one part of the family legacy Basile hopes to end. “Breast cancer is five generations in my family,” Basile, 24, explained. “My mother had it as well as my grandmother and it just went up the family tree.” For as long as she can remember, Basile’s loved ones have struggled with cancer. “When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, my […]