“I want to let you the viewers know that Fox Corp has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewer. 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 in to them.”
Who Is Ivory Hecker?
Ivory Hecker is a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for FOX 26 News in Houston. During her time in Houston, Ivory has covered some of the Gulf Coast’s biggest stories, from presidential visits by Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton and Carter, to the death and funeral of President George H.W. Bush in his home town. She covered the massive march and funeral of George Floyd, two World Series’ involving the Astros, the Hurricane Harvey recovery, the Santa Fe mass shooting, and chemical fires and explosions in the oil and gas industry. Ivory has covered these stories primarily for the Houston audience, but also live on Fox News Channel and Fox affiliates across the nation.
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, the NBC affiliate 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, the FOX affiliate in Columbia, S.C. While there, she covered the 2012 Democratic National Convention 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 the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She got her start as a reporter at CitrusTV at Syracuse. Ivory was chosen for the New York State Broadcasters Association paid internship at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY. While still in college, Ivory spent a summer reporting for KBJR-TV in Duluth, MN. She also interned at KABC-TV in Los Angeles and at YNN Syracuse, Time Warner’s 24-hour news channel.