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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 can’t decriminalize marijuana, NJ attorney general says

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — New Jersey’s attorney general told Jersey City on Friday that it doesn’t have the power to decriminalize marijuana, a day after the municipality said it would downgrade possession of the drug to a misdemeanor. A letter from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to chief Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut told the city’s chief prosecutor that he doesn’t have the legal authority to do so, but Hudnut said the despite the missive from Trenton, the decree to decriminalize […]

  • New ‘Slingshot Health’ website allows patients to name their own price for medical care

    NEW YORK — A new website launched in Manhattan allows patients to find doctors and name their own price for medical care. “I’ve been practicing medicine for over 30 years,” Dr. David Berman said. “Healthcare is broken.” Berman is the C. E. O. of SlingshotHealth.com. Dr. Berman said SlinshotHealth.com, “brings affordability back because the patient sets their price.” Patients log onto the site, request a medical treatment, and place a bid of how much they are willing to pay. If […]

  • Brooklyn community to hold anti-violence rally after 3 teens killed

    BROOKLYN — Community activists planned a peace march for Monday  evening in East New York, Brooklyn after three teens were killed in the borough over the last several days. The most recent death was the murder of 16-year-old Justin Richey. He was shot several times near the corner of Pine Street and Blake Avenue on Sunday and died a short time later. “I’m getting sad just talking about it,” said Richey’s neighbor Dwight. “He was one of the good ones.” “For that […]

  • Rapper ‘Young Ash’ accused of stealing thousands of dollars from fans in credit card scam

    NEW YORK — Rapper Young Ash was arrested for allegedly luring her fans to take part of a check fraud scheme, stealing thousands of dollars, authorities say. According to the indictment filed in Manhattan Criminal Court this week, Gabriel Molina, 32, worked at as the concierge at a building complex on West 63rd Street on the Upper West Side. He’s accused of taking photographs of the rent checks tenants handed him and then making phony checks using their account information. […]

  • ‘Raise the Age’ program may not move teens from Rikers by deadline: investigation

    An exclusive PIX11 investigation found several unanswered questions around New York City’s plans to move 16 and 17-year-olds from Rikers Island. In 2017, Governor Andrew Coumo championed the passage of new criminal justice legislation, Raise the Age. Under the new law, New York City is required to remove 16 and 17-year-olds from Rikers by October 1. However, several sources with knowledge of the city’s plans say they will likely miss the deadline. Akeem Browder is a anti-Rikers activist who fought […]

  • 16-year-old boy fatally shot in the head in Bedford-Stuyvesant; suspect in NYPD custody

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head following a dispute in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The frantic scene unfolded near Macon Street and Stuyvesant Avenue at about 1:50 p.m., police said. The teen was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but he died several hours later. Exclusive video obtained by PIX11 News shows the gunman pulling the trigger and then running away. Officers later took a person of interest into custody. Charges have […]

  • Teacher accused of sexual abuse at NY camp where he was a counselor

    LITTLE NECK, N.Y. — A Long Island teacher has been arrested in connection with alleged sexual abuse at an upstate summer camp where he’d been a counselor for more than three decades, New York State Police said Friday. Dylan T. Stolz, 51, of Little Neck, N.Y., was arrested on Wednesday. He faces five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Stolz is a teacher in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District in Nassau County on Long Island, state police said. A search of the […]

  • Woman’s racist rant on Rockland County bus caught on video

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. — A woman has been arrested after she was caught on camera going on a racist tirade on a Rockland County bus last weekend. In the video obtained by PIX11 News, the woman is seen using racial slurs and hitting a fellow passenger. She was arrested by Orangetown police on Saturday on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Vladimir was a passenger on the bus Saturday afternoon and recorded the woman’s tirade. “Some people were scared, especially the elderly […]

  • Mobile trauma units to be rolled out to NYC neighborhoods impacted by violence

    NEW YORK — Communities reeling after a violent murder will soon get help from the city. New York City will be sending in mobile trauma unit equipped with counselors and peacekeepers. The new effort to help devastated communities was spearheaded by City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson. “A lot of young people are frustrated,” she said. “They want to react and they don’t know how. They want to channel that anger some way.” The city is investing $1.9 million to make the […]

  • NYPD tightens security for July 4th holiday

    PIX11 News went inside an NYPD roll call Wednesday afternoon as officers from the Counterterrorism Bureau prepared for one of the busiest events of the year, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. “Your job is to keep everybody safe and to focus, keep focused,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil told officers. The Macy’s fireworks show is expected to draw 3 million people to the shores of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Commissioner O’Neil had a message for any potential terrorists. “This is not […]