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 the Gulf Coast's recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. She covered the death of former President George H.W. Bush and also covered President Donald Trump's visit to Houston. Ivory was also live from the scene of the Santa Fe High School mass shooting with network breaking news coverage for Fox News Channel.
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 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 in Columbia, S.C. While there, she covered the 2012 DNC 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 Syracuse University.
She got her start as a reporter at CitrusTV on campus. Ivory was chosen for the NYSBA 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. Ivory grew up in Wisconsin where she discovered her passion for journalism through high school radio speaking competitions and as a radio announcer at WRLS-FM.
Marcelo Garcia’s mom told FOX 26 he was living with her while battling through mental illness, and she shed a little light on his condition in the days leading up to the deadly confrontation with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Houston health officials are advising people on what to do if you took the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which has now been put on pause amid concerns about blood clots.
An eight-month-old baby is dead, and police say he was shot by his three-year-old brother at a home in Houston Friday.
The medical examiner has identified the person killed in the deadly wrong way crash Wednesday as a beloved 19-year-old Houston singer.
Harris County has now introduced "mobile vaccine units" at churches, community centers, and elsewhere, hoping it will help get vaccination shots out to people who aren’t otherwise able or don’t want to travel to get the shot.
The growing violent crime rate is the big problem new Houston Police Chief Troy Finner is looking to tackle after being sworn in Monday, and Houstonians are hopeful he’ll make the difference.
Illegal street racing turned deadly Wednesday on Richmond Avenue in Houston. It’s part of a problem that’s been trending in the wrong direction in the past year, according to Houston Police Traffic Crimes Task Force Sgt. F. Gomez.
Close friends of George Floyd are weighing in on the Derek Chauvin trial as some went out to a “Black Votes Matter” rally in Houston Tuesday.
Houston police are looking for a suspect in an apparent road rage incident that’s now trending on social media.
Thousands of triathletes are scrambling to get refunds and readjust their schedules this week after the Ironman Texas Triathlon in the Woodlands was abruptly canceled due to COVID-19.