Alabama officials ordered a journalist, Ivana Hrynkiw to leave the viewing area for the execution chamber because her skirt was too short and her open-toed shoes were exposed. She defended herself, and the incident sparked debate. Find more about the incident in this article.
Ivana Hrynkiw worked in various media outlets, including print and online journalism, periodicals, and television. As a journalist in the media, she has gained enormous recognition for being the voice of the voiceless.
Aside from journalism, Ivana blogs about southern and fashionable topics on her website. In addition, she is managing news video and social media producer at AL.com’s three print publications.
AL.com is the top news website in the state since its readership is three times as large as the state’s population. However, after defending her clothing while imprisoned, Ivana has become the topic of criticism.
Ivana Hrynkiw Bio Details
Ivana Hrynkiw is an American journalist whose skirt has drawn attention while she covered the execution of Joe Nathan James Jr.
She is AL.com’s managing producer.
In December 2015, she graduated with a B.A. in communications with a journalism concentration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Ivana grew up to be a die-hard supporter of the football team Manchester United.
2014 saw Ivana begin an incredible career as a television news reporter for WVTM 13. She soon began working as the editorial assistant for Birmingham magazines.
Ivana’s career, however, took off after she started working as a reporter for AL.com. After seven years of arduous work, she is now the managing producer for the media company. But her pay has been kept a secret.
The name of the journalist’s husband has not been made public to whom she is married. However, she shared the news in 2017 and a lovely wedding photo.
What Is Ivana Hrynkiw Age?
According to biographydaily.com, Ivana Hrynkiw is 29 years old.
In 1993, she was born in the United States of America. However, the managing producer has not revealed her birthdate. She is very professional, so learning much about her personal life would be difficult.
Ivana completed her undergraduate studies at 19, after which she began considering a career. When she was 17, she started working as a hostess at La Paz restaurant to help pay for her education.
When Ivana finished her first internship at 18, she was already a promising journalist. However, she is currently in the spotlight due to the “skirt controversy,” which occurred on July 28.
Joe Nathan James Jr Execution
Ivana Hrynkiw Shatara was supposed to be in Alabama on July 28 to witness Joe’s execution, but she declined due to her clothing.
According to the AL.com reporter, she had no problems wearing the skirt to executions at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility.
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) officer warned her that her “open toe heels” were also inappropriate after forcing her to change.
Before being allowed back in to finish her work, she had to dash to her car and put on her tennis shoes. Ivana later tweeted about her experience, which went viral and sparked controversy.