Who is Ivory Hecker's husband? Fox 26 fires journalist for on-air network attack
'I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas who’s going to help put that out tomorrow,' Ivory Hecker said
Houston Fox 26 reporter Ivory Hecker got fired on Tuesday, June 15, after she went off-script during a live broadcast to allege that she is being “muzzled” by her organization. She dropped the bombshell as the studio went to her for a live update on the heatwave scorching Texas on Monday, June 14. Now people want to know more about the bold reporter's personal life.
On Monday, June 14, before diving into the news, Hecker, 32, took a moment to tell the audience how the network, owned by Fox Broadcasting Company, is pressuring her into keeping “certain information” from the viewers, adding that she is not the only one and that she will soon release “some recordings about what goes behind the scenes."
Who is Ivory Hecker's husband?
Ivory Hecker was born on 16 February 1989 and started working for Fox 26 news four years back. She attended Syracuse University in 2008 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and global political economy. She started out working as a reporter and field producer for Connect Syracuse, as well as working as a reporting intern for WBNG-TV and for KABC-TV while still at University. She has her own YouTube channel where she posts vlogs showing a day in the life of a journalist or reporter.
Even though many outlets have reported that Hecker is single, Get India News has reported that she is married to Jofer Adams. She has more than 125K followers on Instagram and she often posts pictures and videos of her workout sessions, family time and her field/studio news reporting. In her Instagram account, she recently posted a cozy picture titled, "Quarantine bae" with a man whose name has not been revealed yet.
What is the controversy?
On Monday June 14, before starting her on-air story, she said: “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 viewers. And from what I’m gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this,” she said. “I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox because it applies to you the viewers."
She further announced that she is sharing these secret recordings with Project Veritas, a far-right group infamous for producing deceptively edited videos of its undercover operations against mainstream and left-leaning organizations. “I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas who’s going to help put that out tomorrow,” she added. “So, tune into them.” In a statement to Newsweek, Hecker said that her relationship with Fox took a “dark turn last August” after her interview with an unspecified person. “They decided they didn’t like what the interview subject had said, and they went on to internally harass and defame me,” she told Newsweek. “I knew I was not working for a journalistic organization when I was called into an HR meeting in December and was told to keep my support for free speech and opposition to censorship to myself — that those were not matters to be publicly spoken about.”
Later, on Tuesday, June 15, she was suspended, but shortly thereafter she told a news outlet that she’d been fired. A representative for Fox 26 Houston confirmed it. They also issued the following statement: “Fox 26 adheres to the highest editorial standards of accuracy and impartiality. This incident involves nothing more than a disgruntled former employee seeking publicity by promoting a false narrative produced through selective editing and misrepresentation.”