Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year. In addition to providing long-form reports and features for WSHU, he regularly contributes spot news to NPR, and has worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative.

Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the U.S. Senate. He has also reported on several state and municipal corruption trials in Connecticut, including one that led to the resignation of former Governor John Rowland. Ebong keenly follows developments with Native American tribes in Connecticut and produced an award-winning feature on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Ebong recently returned from his native Nigeria, where he spent a year helping to establish the international media network Gotel Africa. During his time there, he trained and managed local reporters and covered major stories, such as the presidential election in Nigeria and the government’s offensive against Boko Haram.

Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News.

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Bob Child / AP

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is speaking out against President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission. Trump inaugurated the commission at the White House on Wednesday.

Jessica Hill / AP

Unionized state employees in Connecticut have voted overwhelming to approve a labor concession deal that’s expected to save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years. The deal now heads to the General Assembly for a vote.

Jessica Hill / AP

In Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy is not happy that fellow Democrats in the State House of Representatives are returning to the Capitol on Tuesday, but not to vote on a budget.

Andrew Harnik / AP

A Connecticut family care physician is criticizing the U.S. Senate Republican’s revised health care reform bill.

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Governor Dannel Malloy is taking credit for Connecticut being listed as one of the three most improved states on CNBC’s ranking of America’s Top States for Business 2017.

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