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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
  • Volunteers serve hot meals on Orange Friday, one of the toughest days for soup kitchens

    Instead of hitting the malls for deals, these volunteers are serving hot meals — recognizing hunger doesn’t go on a holiday after Thanksgiving.

  • Men freed from prison after wrongful convictions speak out

    Four men share a distinct connection. Sundhe Moses, Derrick Hamilton, Alvena Jeanette and Eliseo DeLeon were all sentenced for murders in Brooklyn, years later all of ther murder convictions were overturned. The same retired detective worked on all of their Brooklyn cases, Louis Scarcella. “One of the things were doing with these Detective Scarcella cases is we’re going back and looking at them very carefully,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez told PIX11 News. Moses, Hamilton and Jeanette have been exonerated. […]

  • First week of freedom: What does a man do after his murder conviction is overturned?

    Last week Eliseo DeLeon walked out of court in Brooklyn with a smile and in celebration. He waited 25 years for the moment. In 1996, DeLeon was sent to prison for 2nd degree murder, last week a Brooklyn judge overturned the conviction. A week after his release, DeLeon sat down with PIX11 News. “My greatest desire is to give back to the family that held me down,” he said. DeLeon played an active role in his case, hand-writing the legal […]

  • A year after moving underage inmates, Horizon sees progress and changes

    A year after New York City moved those under the age of 18 from jail on Rikers Island to the Horizon Juvenile Center, PIX11 News spoke one-on-one with Davonte Matthews, one of the teens part of the transition. “When we first got there everything was out of control,” Matthews explained. “People who don’t get along, they tried to put them in the same place. That’s not going to end well.” The first days after the move to Horizon, dozens of […]

  • Water restored to Brooklyn neighborhood after massive water main break; crews continue repairs

    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Service was restored to a Brooklyn neighborhood late Monday morning after some residents were stranded without running water for nearly 24 hours due to a massive water main break Sunday. Geysers of water pumped thousands of gallons of water onto the streets of Sunset Park when the water main break raged for over six hours Sunday morning, originating at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue. The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said the water had been […]

  • 6 people indicted in connection with construction worker’s death

    BROOKLYN — After one of their employees was crushed to death, a group of construction bosses have been charged with manslaughter. The incident took place on Sept. 12, 2018 on 39th Street in Sunset Park. A construction crew was laying foundation when a retaining wall collapsed and Luis Almonte Sanchez was buried under tens of thousands of pounds of debris. He never made it out. “I’m sad because the man who died was working alongside me,” a fellow crew member […]

  • De Blasio signs private trash collection overhaul

    MANHATTAN — Sweeping changes are on the way the New York City’s private carting companies that collect trash from commercial businesses. The reforms signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday come after 28 people were killed by private carting trucks since 2010. “Lives were lost, workers were cheated, communities were polluted and ultimately our earth was endangered,” Mayor de Blasio said. The new plan will divide the city into 20 zones, 3 carting companies will be allowed to […]

  • Man has conviction overturned after 23 years

    BROOKLYN — Eliseo DeLeon walked out of court with a large smile Tuesday afternoon after his 1996 2nd degree murder conviction was overturned by a judge in Brooklyn. He was released on bail, surrounded by family and his legal team. “Martin Luther King said it best: ‘free at last, free at last’,” DeLeon told PIX11 as he left the courthouse. DeLeon was convicted of killing Fausto Cordero in a 1995 attempted robbery. DeLeon maintained his innocence, claiming his confession was […]

  • An inside look at how the NYPD’s neighborhood coordination officers are trained

    BROOKLYN —NYPD neighborhood coordination officers in Northern Brooklyn stepped away from their patrols Monday afternoon for a unique training session. The event connected officers with representatives from dozens of city agencies and social services organizations so that officers can provide more resources to people in the community they protect. “Todays training was insightful,” Officer Matthew Librizzi told PIX11. Librizzi’s partner, Officer Michael Devonish added, “we actually have a vested interest in what goes on and how we police.” Assistant Chief […]

  • Dollar van crackdown seen as latest NYPD target of vendors

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Community concern raised after video of another NYPD stop emerges. This time officers are seen pulling over the driver of an informal commuter shuttle, known in Flatbush as a dollar van. For the past week, the mayor and police department have responded to video after video of arrests of vendors. Last Friday and this Monday, women were arrested inside Brooklyn subway stations for selling churros without a license, a violation of subway rules, prompting protest. Yesterday, the […]

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