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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
  • Mom says son was better off at Rikers than at Horizon Juvenile Facility

    Teens were transferred out of the Rikers Island jail complex to the Horizon Juvenile Facility in the Bronx, but the mom of one teen now at Horizon believes her son was better off at Rikers. The mother spoke with PIX11 on the condition of anonymity, she doesn’t want anyone inside Horizon to retaliate against her 17-year-old son. His teen years have been spent in and out of courts and jail. She believes on Rikers Island he had access to more libraries […]

  • Loaded gun found in backpack at Brooklyn school; teen flees: police

    BROOKLYN — A 14-year-old fled after a loaded gun was allegedly found in his backpack as he went through metal detectors at a high school in Brooklyn on Monday, officials said. The teen was entering W. H. Maxwell Career & Technical Education High School on Pennsylvania Avenue, bordering Cypress Hills and East New York, around 10:25 a.m. when the incident occurred, said officials with Local 237, a union representing New York City government agencies. Metal detectors alerted officials to a .25-caliber firearm […]

  • New safety plan announced at Horizon Juvenile Center after violence

    THE BRONX — After two weeks of violent clashes inside the Horizon Juvenile Center, New York City officials announced several reforms Thursday to improve security and teen engagement inside the facility Movement in the hallways will be limited to reduce possible fights, classroom furniture will be secured to the floor, family visits will be made easier and program staff will be increased to keep young people engaged. The changes were announced by the Administration for Children’s Services and the Department of […]

  • State will temporarily allow pepper spray inside Horizon Juvenile Center

    NEW YORK — New York State has granted the city a seven-day waiver to allow correction officers assigned the Horizon Juvenile Center to use pepper spray to terminate inmate assaults, COBA announced. The waiver comes following repeated demands over the past several weeks after correction officers were injured in two separate brawls at the Bronx juvenile center within days of each other. On Sunday, 16 correction officers and two captains were injured when about a dozen inmates got into a […]

  • Cops use stun gun on Staten Island man with several medical conditions

    The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating the arrest of a 24-year-old Staten Island man. Video of the arrest shows William Colon surrounded by officers and punched repeatedly before an officer uses a taser on Colon twice. The incident happened on September 28 inside Colon’s Cotter Place home. Police responded after Colon had a fight with an ex-girlfriend on his birthday. Due to several medical issues, Colon is 4 feet 8 inches tall and 85 pounds. His attorney with Legal […]

  • Man who works with teenage inmates fights to keep Horizon Juvenile Center open

    WOODSTOCK, the Bronx — After clashes between teenagers and correction officers inside the Horizon Juvenile Center this week, PIX11 spoke with Antonio Hendrickson—an anti-violence advocate inside city jails. Hendrickson was called into the facility Wednesday after a gang fight. He wants New Yorkers to know the nearly 100 teens inside Horizon, “are not the animals they are being portrayed to be.” “I was talking to them about being calm, being cool,” Henrickson said. When New York State passed criminal justice […]

  • Child therapists accused of scamming NYC families since 2012

    Eight therapists were arrested Thursday morning, accused of stealing more than $600,000 in funds from Medicaid and a city agency. Federal prosecutors say the defendants billed for therapy sessions that were never performed, wrote up fake session notes and forged signatures. The therapists all worked through the New York State Early Intervention Program, providing therapeutic care for children with developmental disabilities under the age of three. The case against the therapists was built in part on GPS data, cell phone […]

  • At least 20 correction officers injured in massive brawl at Bronx juvenile center

    BRONX— Several correction officers were injured in a massive brawl inside of Horizon Juvenile Center, the Correction Officers’ Union told PIX11 News Wednesday. A large fight erupted inside of the school area of the Bronx juvenile center when two rival gangs clashed shortly after 12 p.m., COBA President Elias Husamudeen said in a press conference. “One of my correction officers will get killed if nothing changed,” Husamudeen told reporters Wednesday. Twenty correction officers were treated for injuries sustained when attempting […]

  • Boy ambushed in paintball attack at New Jersey home

    PATERSON, N.J. — A Paterson, New Jersey mother says her 14-year-old son was ambushed by a man on their doorstep with a paintball gun and shot over 20 times. The alleged attack happened Monday evening at their home on 11th Avenue. The boy answered the door Monday evening after seeing a familiar face. The Vasquez family says as soon as the boy opened the door, the man opened fire without warning. The 8th grade student was hit over 20 times […]

  • Teens transferred out of Rikers as ‘Raise the Age’ law is implemented

    RIKERS ISLAND — New York City will no longer detain 16 and 17 year olds in the Rikers Island jail complex. Ninety-three teens were moved from Rikers to the Horizon Juvenile Center in the South Bronx. The change is part of the city’s implementation of “Raise the Age” legislation under which minors will no longer be treated as adults when they are arrested. Vidal Guzman praised the move, he went to Rikers as a 16-year-old. “We have to do this […]