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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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  • Ban repeat sexual crime perpetrators from NYC subways, Cuomo says

    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says people who repeatedly commit sexual crimes on New York City’s subways should be prohibited from using the transit service. The Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he would support banning anyone who is twice convicted of groping, inappropriate touching or other lewd acts on the subway. “If you are convicted of two sexual offenses on the subway system where groping, touching, grinding is a major problem, and recidivism is a major problem, […]

  • Bronx student sues Fieldston School claiming racial discrimination

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  • NJ Gov. Murphy, leaders agree on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana

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