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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On Wednesday former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez had his 2010 corruption conviction formally thrown out in court. Perez, a Democrat, was mayor from 2001 to 2010. He had been found guilty of accepting a contractor's bribe of home improvements and trying to extort $100,000 from a developer.

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According to recent filings with the Federal Elections Commission, Republicans running for federal office in Connecticut have raised and spent far less money than the Democratic incumbents they are hoping to unseat.

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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is pushing back on allegations that his administration is holding off until after the November 8 election to let voters know Connecticut is facing huge budget deficit projections.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been questioning whether the November 8 election will be fair.

WSHU’s Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma sat down with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to talk about how secure the nation’s voting system will be on Election Day.

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On Wednesday Governor Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., appointed Arthur House, the head of the state Public Utility Regulatory Authority to a newly created position of state chief cybersecurity risk officer.