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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
  • Student, 14, slashed at high school in Bayside; police search for attacker: source

    BAYSIDE, Queens — A 14-year-old student was slashed in the face at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside Tuesday morning, according to a school safety source. The victim, who is the son of a school safety agent, was standing near the staircase when he was approached by another student and slashed on the forehead, the source said. The student was transported to a hospital. The school was placed on lock down as authorities searched for the suspect. A suspect […]

  • NJ cop scales burning building, rescues residents stranded on balcony

    NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — Body cameras captured the moment a North Brunswick police officer climbed up a burning building to rescue a family. “That fire was just getting larger and larger,” explained Officer Joseph Grasso. “You don’t think, you just act, we had to get them out, time was of the essence.” The fire started Saturday around 10:20 P.M. At the Governor’s Pointe Condominiums. When Officer Grasso arrived, two grandparents and their grandchildren were trapped on the balcony of their apartment. Grasso climbed up […]

  • Loaded gun found in 14-year-old student’s backpack at Brooklyn school: sources

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A loaded gun was found in a 14-year-old student’s backpack at a school in Brooklyn on Thursday, according to sources. Police confirm a gun was found on a student at I.S. 271 on Herkimer Street on Thursday. The gun was loaded and found in a 14-year-old’s backpack, a high-ranking school safety source tells PIX11. The weapon was found after another student told the principal about the weapon, and school safety officials were called around 1:40 p.m., the […]

  • Trial begins for teen accused of dragging NYPD officer with stolen car

    Jurors heard opening statements Wednesday in the attempted 2nd degree murder trial of teen accused of dragging an NYPD officer down a Brooklyn street in a stolen car. Justin Murrell allegedly dragged NYPD Detective Dalsh Veve in June of 2017. Detective Veve was responding to a report of gunshots near Tilden Avenue and East 53rd Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn at the time. Veve was able to fire off two shots before he fell from the vehicle, police said. That night, […]

  • Hundreds brave the cold for Michelle Obama’s NYC book signing

    UNION SQUARE, Manhattan – Hundreds of New Yorkers flocked to Union Square on Friday for a chance to meet former first lady Michelle Obama. Obama signed copies of her record-breaking new memoir “Becoming” at a local Barnes and Noble. “She inspired us, her and her husband, for us to be better people so it’s on a different level of respect.” said fan Robert Samuel. He had two copies of the book signed, one for himself and another for his mother. “Becoming” publisher […]

  • NYC lawmakers try to figure out what went wrong during snowstorm

    NEW YORK — Several City Council committees held a joint hearing Thursday afternoon in the aftermath of a November snowstorm that brought city traffic to a standstill. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez is still outraged, two weeks later, after his drive home lasted over eight hours. Rodriguez believes more city workers could have prevented massive traffic backups. “That was supposed to be a night where every, 100 percent of everyone, of all agencies, should be in the street,” he said. Council members […]

  • Package thief on the loose in Manhattan as holidays approach

    MANHATTAN — Police say 41-year-old man  is responsible for package thefts in Manhattan apartment buildings from Manhattanville to Tribeca. Evaristo Melendez  allegedly stole packages seven times from six different buildings since Sept. 28. Deliveries disappeared at a Claremont Avenue apartment building on Oct. 26. Jaci, a tenant of the building, told PIX11 one of her packages from Amazon was swiped. “I just imagine that when people are coming in, people are just coming in behind them,” she said. In the weeks […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: New report details violence at Horizon Juvenile facility in the Bronx

    BRONX — Four correction officers were injured in two separate events inside the Horizon Juvenile Facility Monday and Tuesday. Jail sources tell PIX11 two officers were hurt Tuesday morning breaking up a fight among suspected members of the Bloods gang. The other two were pushed and punched in the face trying to control a group of inmates Monday afternoon. “We are proud of these officers who ended both incidents safely and swiftly without sustaining any serious injuries to themselves or […]

  • Man stabs brother, sets fire to Suffolk County house while parents are home: police

    DIX HILLS, N.Y. — A man stabbed his brother in the neck then set a fire inside a house while their parents were home on Monday, according to Suffolk County police. An altercation between brothers, ages 30 and 32, ended with the younger man allegedly stabbing his older brother. The victim was hospitalized in unknown condition. The 30-year-old then set fire to the home on Northwood Court, police said. The men’s parents were home at the time, according to police, […]

  • Inwood families unable to cook or keep warm on Thanksgiving

    Some families in Inwood were unable to cook or keep warm on Thanksgiving because the building`s gas was turned off a problem they say is reoccurring.