Fox 26 Houston general assignment reporter Ivory Hecker said Tuesday that she has been fired after interrupting a live on-air report to accuse her employers of “muzzling” her.
Hecker went viral on Monday when she began a live report about the weather by revealing that she provided secret recordings to right-wing activist group Project Veritas supposedly proving corruption and censorship at her station...
Earlier Tuesday, in a phone call recording provided to Project Veritas, Hecker was informed of her suspension from Fox 26, “effective immediately.” And in a phone call with The Daily Beast on Tuesday afternoon, she said that she had just been terminated by the Fox outlet.
“I have been longing to part ways with this strange, slightly unhinged corporation since last August when I realized what they were,” she said. “The piece with Project Veritas doesn’t touch what they did. Fox 26 knows I’m fearless.” She added: “I have zero interest in working for another corporation. They all toe the same line.”