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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
  • Bodega where ‘Junior’ was attacked reopens under new ownership

    BRONX — The bodega where Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was attacked and later died nearby has reopened under new ownership. The new owner, Wagner Baez, told PIX11 on Monday the store opened at the end of the previous week. Despite protests against the store’s reopening, Baez said customers have been visiting the store and there have been no reports of incidents over the weekend. The bodega, at East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue, closed after Guzman-Feliz was attacked on June 20. The 15-year-old […]

  • Exclusive: Woman claims she was attacked by rapper and his entourage at NYC diner

    MANHATTAN — Niya Rucker is speaking out after a bloody assault inside a Manhattan diner. Rucker claims she was attacked by Brooklyn rapper Casanova and his entourage. She described the ordeal in an exclusive interview with PIX11 News. “This this is embarrassing, I haven’t eaten food in THREE days,” Rucker explained. She has stitches in her face, a broken jaw and a tooth was knocked loose. “And its more than just the physical pain.” Around 4:40 a.m. Sunday, Rucker was […]

  • Missing Brooklyn siblings found safe in Midtown, Manhattan: NYPD

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Two young siblings who were reported missing for more than 24 hours were found safe in Midtown, Manhattan Thursday afternoon, police sources confirm to PIX11 News. Lala Washington, 12, and 9-year-old Andrew Hillard, a brother and sister from Brownsville, were last seen on Wednesday around 8 a.m., when they left for a food program located across the street from their Amboy Street home, police said. Police sources confirmed just before 6 p.m. that both children were found […]

  • Police take daycare’s surveillance system, leaving Brooklyn building without security

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn daycare’s surveillance system recorded as an  off-duty police officer shot a man steps away from the building and investigators, instead of leaving with a copy of the footage, took the entire system, leaving the building without security. It’s been a difficult week for the New Grace Center Christian School in East New York. No one from the school was hurt in the shooting. “The police came that same morning and asked questions and they wanted […]

  • New Yorkers call for off-duty sergeant who shot man to be fired

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Protestors marched in East New York, Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, five days after Thavone Santana was shot by an off-duty NYPD Sergeant. Santana’s mother Arrie Spencer continued her calls for justice, demanding the arrest of NYPD Sergeant Ritchard Blake. Sergent Blake shot Santana in the face last Thursday. Initially Blake claimed Santana tried to rob him. Santana’s family says he and Blake had an ongoing dispute over a woman. Santana was shot in the face, “he’s […]

  • Lawmaker works to bring more gifted programs to NYC schools

    State Senator Tony Avella introduced legislation to create more gifted and talented programs in New York City’s public elementary and middle schools. Senator Avella hopes the initiative will prepare more diverse students for the standardized test for admission to Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and Stuyvesant High Schools. “That would give the students the preparation throughout their educational career,” Senator Avella explained. “So that when they get to take that test they can pass it. That’s the whole idea.” “I think […]

  • Community rallies for NY dad deported to Ecuador

    WHITE PLAINS, NY — Dozens rallied in White Plains Monday afternoon in support of a father deported to Ecuador after months in detention. Cristobal Paute’s family was devastated by his removal. Paute has 3 kids and a wife he left behind in Sleepy Hollow, New York. He was taken from his family about five months ago and remained in detention facilities until his deportation last week. Amy Chalan, a friend of one of Paute’s sons, spoke at the rally. “Stories […]

  • New bill proposal aims to track children separated from parents at border

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — As protestors shut down Fifth Avenue Wednesday afternoon outside Trump Tower to protest migrant children bring separated from their parents, State Senator Brian Benjamin introduced the Separated Children Accountability Response Act. Senator Benjamin wants to create a public reporting system to track the migrant children brought to New York without their families. “The organizations that are licensed by the state and actually have the children, we need them to tell us how many children do you have […]

  • 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 SlingshotHealth.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 the doctor […]

  • Queens vigilante sets up stings to expose potential sexual predators

    QUEENS, N.Y. — A Queens resident is on a mission to expose potential sexual predators by setting up sting operations and streaming them live on Facebook. “I’m going to expose these guys to New York City and let them know who they are,” Tony Blas said. Blas doesn’t work in law enforcement. Instead, he works with a team of volunteers. “We go on certain different dating sites and we post ads that we’re 23, 24 years old and we wait for a […]