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

Connecticut Senate President Len Fasano, R-North Haven, said on Wednesday that highway tolls are not a realistic option for the state in its effort to close its budget shortfall.

Johnathon Henninger

On Tuesday, the Connecticut House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill aimed at preventing child marriage in the state. The bill sets the state’s legal marriage age at 18 with some exceptions.

Bob Child / AP

A controversial bill to allow two federally recognized Connecticut Indian tribes to build a casino outside their reservation won the approval of a key state legislative committee on Monday.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said on Thursday that his administration is ready to start issuing layoff notices to more than 1,000 state employees.  

Claudia Torrens / AP

In Connecticut undocumented students are urging lawmakers to pass two bills that would allow them to have access to institutional financial aid at public colleges and universities. On Tuesday a dozen students are expected to present petitions to House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz asking for a vote on the bills.

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