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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Jessica Hill / AP

The Connecticut Democratic Party-endorsed candidate for governor, Ned Lamont, is once again having to deal with an issue that first came up in 2006 during his unsuccessful campaign to unseat former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman. The issue was raised at a Democratic gubernatorial forum at the Varick Memorial AME Zion Church in New Haven Sunday.

Jessica Hill / AP

In a debate in New Haven Thursday night, the two candidates contesting the Connecticut Democratic Party primary for governor sparred over who would best represent the Connecticut voter. The debate was sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Realtors.

Courtesy of the campaign for Mark Boughton

Television viewers in Connecticut might have noticed that their local stations have suddenly been inundated by political ads. That’s because six of the seven candidates contesting in the August 14th party primaries for governor are now running TV ads.

Jessica Hill / AP

The Connecticut Working Families Party is backing Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont over Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in the August 14th state Democratic Party primary for governor. For lieutenant governor, the party is backing former union organizer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman over the Democratic-Party endorsed candidate Susan Bysiewicz.

Susan Walsh / AP

U.S. Senators from Connecticut and New York are driving the Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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