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
  • Nelson Cruz fights to have 20-year murder conviction overturned

    NEW YORK — Retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella testified in court Friday as questions surround a case he worked on 20 years ago. Nelson Cruz was convicted at the age of 17 of murdering Trevor Viera in East New York, Brooklyn Cruz is now fighting to have his murder conviction overturned. According to Cruz’s legal team, police officers at the scene witnessed another man shooting the murder weapon. “Once Scarcella becomes involved, Cruz becomes involved,” explained attorney Justin Bonus. “Prior […]

  • Rikers inmates sentenced for attack that fractured a correction officer’s spine

    NEW YORK — A correction officer whose spine was fractured when he was attacked by inmates at a Rikers jail facility was in court Wednesday as four men were sentenced in the assault on him. John Roston Souffrant was blindsided by a punch to the head from Steven Espinal in the February 2018 attack. One he was on the ground, others rushed in to attack. “It was very important for me for to let the court know what I went […]

  • City Council grills NYC First Lady McCray over Thrive NYC budget

    New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray was grilled at City Hall for hours on Tuesday over funding for Thrive NYC, her mental health initiative. McCray said Thrive will need $250 million for the fiscal year 2020. The money would be used to fund 55 initiatives including $45 million on a Mental Health Service Corps of counselors, $27 million for services at family shelters, and $15 million for the NYPD Victims Advocate Program. Several council members questioned McCray about the […]

  • Shooting victim speaks out against former NYPD sergeant

    Thavone Santana spoke publicly for the first time Monday afternoon, seven months after he was shot in the face by an off-duty police officer. “I did die and I came back,” Santana told PIX11 News. It was around 5 a.m. on August 2 when Santana got into an argument with a romantic rival, off-duty NYPD Sergeant Ritchard Blake. Blake shot Santana and initially claimed he was defending himself in an attempted robbery. A grand jury reviewed the case last week […]

  • CAUGHT: Man arrested after kicking woman, 78, in face multiple times on subway in the Bronx

    UPDATE: Police say Yonkers resident Marc Gomez, 36, has been charged with multiple counts of assault for the attack. WAKEFIELD, the Bronx—A man has been arrested after he was seen on video kicking an elderly woman in the face on a subway in the Bronx, police said. The subject wanted for the brutal subway attack of an elderly woman IS IN CUSTODY. The victim was treated & released from the hospital & is getting the care, advocacy & support needed. […]

  • 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

    THE BRONX — After weeks of unrest and student protests over racially charged videos, a family sued The Ethical Culture Fieldston School Monday, alleging a pattern of discrimination. Malakai Hart’s family spoke to PIX11 Monday about their suit against the school. They also shared a cell phone video that was posted to social media where another Fieldston student called Hart the n-word. “This has been continuous and damaging psychologically and developmentally,” Hart said. Last week, students held a sit-in overnight, […]

  • Mayor de Blasio announces plan to protect lower Manhattan from future flooding

    NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan Thursday to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet. The Democratic mayor announced the plan Thursday, after previewing it in New York magazine , telling reporters he wants to “extend the shoreline of Lower Manhattan into the East River.” The plan calls for building up to two blocks of land on […]

  • East Village residents rally against landlord with Attorney General Letitia James

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

    TRENTON, N.J. —New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders said Tuesday they’ve agreed on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.The Democratic trio, including Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney, announced the agreement in a statement Tuesday after more than a year of negotiations, mostly behind closed doors.It’s unclear whether there are enough votes in the Democrat-controlled Legislature to pass the bill, but the agreement marks the first time leaders have laid out the details of […]

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