Ivory Hecker Biography
Ivory Hecker is an independent journalist serving as the owner of Ivory Media LLC, an independent journalism company free from corporate overlords and untethered from special interests. The company was founded in August 2021. Previously, Hecker was fired by Fox News after interrupting a live on-air report to accuse her employers of “muzzling” her.
Ivory Hecker Age
How old is Ivory Hecker? Ivory is 34 years old as of 2023. She was born on February 16, 1989, in Hayward, Wisconsin, United States of America.
Ivory Hecker Height and Measurements
She is 5 feet 5 inches tall (Approximately 1.65m or 165cm) and weighs around 56 kg. Her body measurements are also as follows 34-24-36 inches (Burst-Waist-Hips).
Ivory Hecker Nationality
She is American.
Ivory Hecker Education
Ivory holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She graduated in 2012.
Ivory Hecker Family
Ivory is the daughter of Renee Hecker, a writer, and Nathan Hecker. She grew up in Wisconsin alongside her eleven siblings. Ivory discovered her passion for journalism through high school radio speaking competitions and as a radio announcer at WRS-FM. In 2020, Ivory lost her father Nathan who died in an accident.
Ivory Hecker Husband
Hecker has not opened up about her marital status on whether she is married, single, or in a relationship. However, she has been linked to Connor Richard, an American entrepreneur, Jofer Adams, and most recently, J Terry Wright.
Ivory Hecker Ivory Media LLC
Who is Ivory Hecker? Ivory is the owner of Ivory Media LLC (ivoryhecker.com), an independent journalism company free from corporate overlords and untethered from special interests. The company was founded in August 2021 with the primary goal of providing citizens who value their individual liberty with the information they need to remain free and self-governing.
Ivory realized the need for independent journalism while witnessing the corruption inside her own company FOX Corp over the course of 2020 and 2021. While working as a reporter and fill-in anchor, she watched the corporation repeatedly put its special interests ahead of the viewers’ interests and the truth. She called out the corruption live on air on June 14, 2021. The video went viral around the globe. People reached out from countless parts of the world, expressing their own concerns about propaganda in the media. Thousands donated to Ivory, giving her the opportunity to launch her own company.
Prior to all this, Ivory spent nearly four years as a full-time hard news reporter and fill-in anchor at the Murdoch-owned FOX local station in Houston—FOX 26. Ivory covered some of the 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 hometown. She also 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, with appearances on local and national news.
Prior to FOX 26, Ivory was a reporter and fill-in anchor for the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis for two years. She was a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky for two years prior to that. Ivory’s first full-time TV job was as a reporter for the FOX affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina.
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.
In her free time, Ivory enjoys playing guitar, producing songs she’s written, health, and fitness.
Ivory Hecker Fox News
In June 2021, Hecker, then a Fox 26 Houston general assignment reporter was fired after interrupting a live on-air report to accuse her employers of “muzzling” her. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Hecker claimed she’d been terminated via text message and declared that she would never work in corporate media again—not even for Fox News, where she claimed: “They wanted to bring me up.”
Hecker went viral when she began a live report about the weather by revealing that she provided secret recordings to Project Veritas, the right-wing activist group founded by James O’Keefe, supposedly proving corruption and censorship at her station.
“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,” Hecker said during the on-air report. “And from what I’m gathering, I am 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 viewers,” she declared. “I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune in then.” Hecker then pivoted to her report, which featured her standing in front of a man repairing an air-conditioning unit.
Hecker was initially suspended by the station. When The Daily Beast reached her by phone, Hecker said she’d just landed in New York before a male voice in the background asked her who she was speaking with. After she mentioned a Daily Beast reporter was on the phone, the unidentified person told her to “get off the phone now.” Moments later, Hecker called back and confirmed that she had just been terminated by Fox 26 within the past hour.
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Why did Ivory Hecker leave Fox?
Hecker was fired after interrupting a live on-air report to accuse her employers of “muzzling” her.
Ivory Hecker Salary
Hecker earns a decent salary from working as an independent journalist. She receives $110,500 annually as of 2023.
Ivory Hecker Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million as of 2023.
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