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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Gene J. Puskar / AP

On Friday it will be three years since Benjamin Sietz, a 15-month-old boy, died after he was left in a sweltering car for an extended period of time in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Johnathon Henninger

It appears Connecticut is set to end its fiscal year on Friday without a budget. That means Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will have to temporarily take over state spending by executive authority at midnight Friday. He’ll have control until lawmakers pass a budget.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said on Tuesday he won't call lawmakers back to Hartford to vote on a proposed mini-budget offered up by Governor Dannel Malloy, now that there's no agreement on a two-year budget in sight.

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The Democratic leaders of the Connecticut legislature said on Tuesday that they won't have a budget ready for a vote this week. That means Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will have to temporarily take over state spending by his executive authority beginning on Saturday July 1.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., announced on Monday that he’ll introduce amendments to try to block passage of the Senate GOP’s health care bill this week.

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