Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

Ebong is WSHU’s award winning Connecticut State Capitol reporter.  He worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative and he is a regular contributor of spot news to NPR.   Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. He has also covered 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. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News. Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post.

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Surplus is less than the $500 projected in January
6:39 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Conn ends the 2014 fiscal year with $33.2 million budget surplus

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo says Connecticut ended its 2014 fiscal year on Monday with a $33.2 million dollar budget surplus. That’s $10 million dollars less than was projected just a month ago. The surplus is also less than had been projected earlier in the year.

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100 gathered at a Southport sports bar
6:24 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup viewing parties proliferate in the region as US advances in Brazil

WSHU's Ebong Udoma talking with US soccer fan Daniel Goldman of Redding, Conn, outside a World Cup viewing party at the Horseshoe Cafe in Southport, Conn, on Thursday June 26, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

World Cup viewing parties filled restaurants and sports bars in the region at lunchtime on Thursday as the U.S. took on Germany in their final group match. 

 

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Crime lab lost accreditation in 2011
6:11 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

State officials: Troubled Conn crime lab sees dramatic turnaround

Governor Dannel Malloy announced what he called a dramatic turnaround at the Connecticut state police crime lab on Wednesday. He says a national accreditation board has found compliance at the Meriden lab in every category and no negative findings.

No Malloy veto overridden since 2011
6:21 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Democratic controlled Conn General Assembly decline overriding Gov. Dannel Malloy's vetoes

On Monday Connecticut lawmakers declined to override Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s eight vetoes from this year. This means lawmakers in the Democratic controlled General Assembly have not overridden any of Malloy’s vetoes since he took office in 2011.

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GOP rival Tom Foley's award delayed
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Gov. Malloy is awarded $6.5 million in public money for his re-election campaign

Conn Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Gov. Dannel Malloy, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman after being endorsed for re-election at the Democratic Convention in Hartford on May 16
Credit Ebong Udoma

 

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will receive about $6.5 million in public money to finance their re-election campaign. The money was approved on Wednesday by the state Elections Enforcement Commission. Malloy’s main Republican rival has yet to be approved for public funding.

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