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
  • Women embracing natural hair texture as NY bans discrimination based on hairstyles

    New York has banned discrimination based on hairstyles; it’s now the second state in the nation to do so. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on July 12 and California’s governor signed a similar bill into law earlier in July. “For much of our nation’s history, people of color – particularly women – have been marginalized and discriminated against simply because of their hair style or texture,” Gov. Cuomo said. “By signing this bill into law, we are taking an important […]

  • $1 million donated to Camp Junior, a new summer program made in honor of slain teen

    BELMONT, the Bronx — Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz’s legacy will live on with a new, two-week summer camp called Camp Junior. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced a $1 million dollar capital budget allocation to the camp will be established in his upcoming capital budget. Diaz greeted the first group of campers headed to the two-week program. The funding will be granted to the New York State Parks Department for upgrades to the camp’s location at Harriman State Park. Camp […]

  • Health Department to give bars overdose safety kits during Pride weekend

    WILLIAMSBURG — New York City’s Health Department launched an outreach campaign Thursday to teach bartenders how to help club patrons who are experiencing opioid overdoses. Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot explained, “New York has had 7 consecutive years of increasing deaths from drug overdoses driven by the presence of fentanyl in the drug supply.” “Clubs are where people are experimenting with all sorts of things whether its drag, cross dressing or substances,” Jacqui Rabkin told PIX11 News. Rabkin works at the […]

  • City Council offered resolution to limit ‘degrading’ music

    NEW YORK — Longtime radio host Bob Law went to City Hall with Councilwoman Inez Barron today to introduce a council resolution calling on popular hip-hop radio stations to change. Barron wants them to limit indecent and profane music between the hours of 6 a.m. And 10 p.m., when children are more likely to be listening. Hip-hop was born in the Bronx. The culture is now international. Celebrated for style, self expression, and sometimes criticized for controversial lyrics. “According to […]

  • Building a bridge: NYC faith communities embracing Pride

    Middle Collegiate Church is an oasis on Second Avenue in Manhattan for LGBTQ New Yorkers who have found a home there. This month the church is enthusiastically joining in Pride celebrations, 50 years after the uprising at The Stonewall Inn. “I hadn’t heard that God loved me as a queer person before I came in these doors,” Graham Bridgeman told PIX11 News. Reverend Jacqueline Lewis leads the faith community. “We’re working on a love revolution and we want everyone to […]

  • Long Island man who’d just retired is the latest American to die in Dominican Republic

    A Long Island man who’d just sold his pizza shop and decided to spend part of his retirement in the Dominican Republic is the latest American to die in the country, officials confirmed. Vittorio Caruso, 56, is the 11th American to die there over the last year, a State Department spokesperson confirmed. “We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss,” the spokesperson said. The Glen Cove man died June 17, officials said. The cause of death is […]

  • Birthday celebrations for 14 New Yorkers over 100 years old

    THE BRONX — There was a unique celebration in the Bronx Friday afternoon. 14 people shared a birthday party, they are all 100 years old, or older. They live together at the Kittay Senior Apartments. Beatrice “Billy” Karchmer was one of the youngest of the group at age 100. She told PIX11 during the party, “I’m so excited I think they are doing a wonderful job.” Max Benditch was celebrated as well. At 104 he’s the oldest World War 2 […]

  • Teen’s questionable arrest in Crown Heights caught on camera

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn teen was home from a park, basketball in hand, when he was surrounded by police, taken down to the ground, handcuffed and arrested — all without an explanation from the officers, according to his family. Nicholas Simon, 17, was issued a summons for disorderly conduct in criminal court after the June 12 incident, according to police. An NYPD spokesperson said patrol officers were on Montgomery Street after a 911 call for shots fired. They […]

  • Environmental deal highlights last day of NY legislative session

    NEW YORK — Lawmakers in Albany are scrambling to pass bills before the end of the legislative session Wednesday night. Earlier Wednesday state politicians agreed on a historic climate change bill. It calls for New York to get all of it’s electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind by the year 2050. “It’s all hands on deck. We need to change what we’ve been doing,” State Senator Lis Krueger explained. For months Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed for the legalization […]

  • De Blasio doubles down on defense of schools chancellor

    MANHATTAN — Protesters faced off near near City Hall Tuesday, with some defending NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, others calling for him to resign. Over the weekend Councilman Robert Holden and 8 other city and state lawmakers sent Mayor Bill de Blasio a letter saying if Carranza continues to divide the city he should be replaced. On NY1’s Inside City Hall Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “all the folks who signed that letter should be ashamed of themselves.” Tuesday Holden […]

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