Ayla is a reporter for News 10. She comes to the Capital Region from KNOE in Monroe, Louisiana as the lead MMJ reporter and fill-in anchor.
There she reported on stories of national interest including the Lafayette theater shooting, the first gay couple to receive their marriage license in Ouachita Parish, and the ban of the confederate flag from school grounds.
On a local level, she covered various shootings of law enforcement officials and helped with team coverage of a well-known businessman’s sentencing in court; a story which earned the station an AP award for best team coverage. Additionally, Ayla reported on severe weather, most notably two tornados that hit the region on the same day.
Before making the move to Louisiana, Ayla worked at WICZ in Binghamton, NY as an MMJ reporter and weekend anchor. The most well-known stories she covered there include Johnson City police officer who was shot and killed after a man got control of his weapon, a state trooper who was intentionally hit with a vehicle while he was making a traffic stop on the highway, and President Obama’s visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Ayla graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and a minor in politics. During her time there she reported for ICTV, the student run news station, reviewed music for the school newspaper, The Ithacan, and hosted a 2-hour long radio show once a week on the student run radio station, WICB.
Originally, Ayla is from Syracuse, NY where she grew up with her little brother. In her free time Ayla enjoys cooking, running, hiking, and spending time with her dog Gatsby.