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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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.

Jessica Hill / AP

The Republican minority in the Connecticut House of Representatives presented details of their state budget proposal in Hartford on Tuesday. The state has been operating without a budget since the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1.

Michel Spingler / AP

The Connecticut state agencies that experience the most cyberattacks are the Department of Revenue Services and the Department of Social Services. Governor Dannel Malloy made this known when he released the state’s cybersecurity strategy in Hartford on Monday.

Susan Walsh / AP

Democratic U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro of New Haven is the most senior member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation. She has just published her first book. It’s called The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable.

Jessica Hill / AP

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut is holding up extremely well despite not having a budget. Malloy was speaking on Wednesday at an event to highlight the need for upgrades to the 70-year-old Heroes Tunnel on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in New Haven.