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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Calls for Obamacare fix in Conn.
6:00 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Conn. Senate minority leader urges special session to deal with Obamacare

Conn. State Senator John McKinney
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The leader of the Republican minority in the Connecticut Senate wants Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy to call state lawmakers into special session immediately. The GOP leader wants lawmakers to change state law in order to implement President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act. 

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Book: "No Holds Barred"
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

A closer look at the McMahon v Murphy 2012 Conn. senate race

The 2012 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut was one of the most expensive senate campaigns in the country that year. Sacred Heart University political science professor Gary Rose has written a new book about the race called “No Holds Barred.”  The book begins with U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman making a historic announcement that he would not seek another term, opening up the senate seat in Connecticut. The exceptionally hard-fought senatorial campaign was eventually won by the Democrat, Chris Murphy, who defeated Linda McMahon. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University.

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Veterans Day commemorated
6:21 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Malloy signs new laws to help Conn. veterans

Sen. Richard Blumenthal with Lisa Waldo, daughter of the late Joseph DelGrande, a World War II veteran from Bridgeport, who's lost medals were presented to the family by Blumenthal.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Vietnam era veterans who left high school early to join the military will now receive honorary diplomas. That's because of one of two new state laws signed on Monday by Governor Dannel Malloy in commemoration of Veteran’s Day.

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Conn. wants to keep 911 tapes secret
5:44 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Conn. judge wants to listen to Sandy Hook 911 tapes before deciding whether they should be released

A Connecticut judge said on Friday he wants to hear the 9-1-1 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret. Prosecutors and the town of Newtown are fighting to keep the recordings from being released to the media.

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Health Insurance Storefront opens in New Britain
5:06 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Conn. opens first in the nation health insurance storefront

Gildred Ortiz, center and Julio Colon, right, receive help from outreach worker for Access Health CT, Cristela Solorio Ruiz during a grand opening for Connecticut's health insurance exchange's first insurance store, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in New Britain, Conn. The site, where people can visit to sign up for health coverage, is the first in the nation.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

On Thursday Connecticut opened the first storefront in the nation to help people sign-up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The storefront is in New Britain.

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