Ayla is a reporter for News 10. She has been in the Capital Region covering stories in the community for the past two years.
During her time with News 10, she has focused on political reporting, as well as breaking news and human interest piece. Ayla has reported from New York City on the Dean Skelos corruption trial, and asked the hard questions to politicians here in Albany. Locally, Ayla has covered breaking news stories including the quadruple homicide in Troy, and the trial of a man who killed his stepdaughter. She is dedicated to getting you the answers you deserve from elected officials, and works to investigate tips on news that matters to you.
Before coming to the Capital Region, Ayla was the lead reporter and fill-in anchor for KNOE in Monroe, Louisiana. 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. Ayla was also part of the team coverage of a well-known businessman’s sentencing; a story which earned the station an AP award for best team coverage.
Before making the move to Louisiana, Ayla worked at WICZ in Binghamton, NY as a reporter and the weekend anchor. The most well-known stories she covered there include a police officer who was shot and killed 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. 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.