A Fox 26 Houston television reporter informed her station bosses live on the air Monday that she has been secretly recording them and intends to use Project Veritas to blow the whistle on their attempts to prevent her and her colleagues from reporting “certain information.”
Ivory Hecker was expected to report on the power outages affecting the region, but took a major detour.
“Thanks guys, that’s right. Before we get to that story, I want to let you the viewers know that Fox Corp has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewer,” Hecker began.
“And from what I’m gathering I’m not the only reporter being subjected to this. I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox because it applies to you the viewer. I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas who is going to help put that out TOMORROW, so tune into them,” she said.
She then returned to her story about the big heat wave in Texas.
“As for this heat wave across Texas, you can see what it’s doing to A/C units …” she continued nonchalantly.
Hecker has years of experience in television journalism.
She is a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for FOX 26, according to her bio.
During her time in Houston, Ivory has covered the Gulf Coast’s recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. She covered the death of former President George H.W. Bush and also covered President Donald Trump’s visit to Houston. Ivory was also live from the scene of the Santa Fe High School mass shooting with network breaking news coverage for Fox News Channel.
Prior to FOX 26, Ivory was a reporter and fill-in anchor for KARE, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis. While there, Ivory reported live from the scene of several national breaking news stories, including Prince’s death, the police shootings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile, and the protests and riots that followed those shootings. Prior to KARE, Ivory worked at WLEX in Lexington, Ky., where several of her investigative reports spurred county and state leaders to make improvements to local government. CNN aired Ivory’s breaking news report when she covered a hotel explosion in Lexington. Ivory’s coverage also helped WLEX win a 2014 AP award for best newscast in Kentucky. Before WLEX, Ivory was a reporter for WACH in Columbia, S.C. While there, she covered the 2012 DNC in Charlotte, reporting live for a dozen local affiliates throughout the nation. In 2013, Ivory was sent to Colorado Springs to cover the Black Forest fire. Ivory holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.