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A CBS New meteorologist from Detroit interrupted her weather broadcast to inform viewers that she would be going to Project Veritas to expose discrimination in her workplace.
“Today we saw temperatures above normal again topping out at 85 degrees at Metro Airport. Plenty of sunshine today, but all good things must come to an end and that starts as early as tomorrow morning with showers moving in around 8 a.m,” April Moss said during her Monday broadcast, before telling viewers about her future broadcast with Project Veritas.
“I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing upon its employees,” she said. “Tune into Project Veritas for my full story.”
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“Later Monday, we will see those showers continuing through late morning, but by evening we’ll see dry conditions and more comfortable conditions as well,” she said to finish the broadcast.
It comes a week after a local Fox reporter interrupted her broadcast to announce her partnering with Project Veritas for an expose last week.
Ivory Hecker, who works for Fox 26 in Houston, Texas, was set to go live with a weather report on Monday when she dropped the bomb on Fox News Corp.
“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,” she said. “And from what I’m gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this.”
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“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. “I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune in then.”
She then nonchalantly went on to talk about the heatwave that has been gripping that area of Texas. The two anchors on the show did not address what Hecker had said.
Who is Hecker?
After working as a reporter for the network’s morning show until August 2013, Hecker, who graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University in 2012, moved to WLEX-TV, an NBC affiliate based in Lexington, Kentucky.
Hecker, who was raised in Wisconsin, worked at that network from August 2013 to August 2015 as a reporter on their evening shows, before moving to the NBC affiliated KARE 11 in Minneapolis from September 2015 to 2017 as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
In September 2017, Hecker moved to Houston Fox 26 as a reporter and a fill-in anchor, which is where she is still working today and where she claimed live on air that the network was “muzzling” her.
On her LinkedIn profile, Hecker said that she “discovered her passion for journalism through high school radio speaking competitions,” and wrote that in her free time she “enjoys playing guitar, producing songs she’s written, health, and fitness.”
The reporter has public profiles on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, with a combined following of more than 130,000 on her social media channels.
Hecker said to Newsweek that things changed for her at Fox after she interviewed an unnamed person in 2020.
“They decided they didn’t like what the interview subject had said, and they went on to internally harass and defame me,” she said.
“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.
“True journalism can’t exist in an environment of censorship,” she said. “True journalism needs an environment of free speech.”