Fox News affiliate journalist Ivory Hecker blasts Fox Corp. on air for 'muzzling' her, says she plans to send recordings to far-right group Project Veritas
Fox reporter Ivory Hecker said she's going to Project Veritas with behind-the-scenes recordings.
Project Veritas is a far-right organization with a mission to "investigate and expose corruption."
The group is known for its early attempts to discredit Planned Parenthood in a sting operation.
A reporter with Houston's Fox News affiliate said during a live broadcast on Monday that Fox Corp. was muzzling her. She announced that she'd be going to the far-right group Project Veritas with behind-the-scenes recordings.
"I want to let you the viewers know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you," said Ivory Hecker, who is a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor with Fox affiliate Fox 26 Houston.
"From what I am 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 said.
Hecker, 32, added that she was going to the far-right group Project Veritas with these secret recordings. The clip of Hecker blasting the network was also released on the Project Veritas YouTube channel.
Hecker did not elaborate on what the recordings contained, and she did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
Project Veritas is a far-right group that says in its mission statement that it aims to "investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society."
Insider reported in 2017 that Project Veritas' founder, James O'Keefe, attempted to discredit The Washington Post in a failed operation by having one of the organization's employees pretend to be a victim of sexual assault. O'Keefe and Project Veritas are also known for trying to launch a sting operation to "expose" Planned Parenthood by surreptitiously taping and reediting conversations with young women posing as abortion clients.
A spokesperson for Project Veritas told Insider that Hecker will sit down for an interview with the group on Tuesday evening to discuss claims of corruption and censorship that she has regarding her employer. The spokesperson added that Hecker will be, among other things, "blowing the whistle" and speaking about her belief that corporate journalism is "broken."
It's unclear whether Hecker still works for Fox 26. But her Twitter bio still lists her as a TV news reporter with the network.
Fox 26 Houston did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider on Hecker's employment status.
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