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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Susan Haigh / AP

UConn political scientist Ron Schurin says the results of Tuesday’s municipal elections in Connecticut fit a national pattern. Schurin says reliably Republican suburbs were won by Democrats because many people, disheartened by Republican President Donald Trump, are getting involved in local politics.

Anthony Moaton

Former New York Times correspondent and Westport, Connecticut, resident Jarret Liotta has a new documentary, Community & Country: A Spirit of Service, which looks at three generations of veterans in Westport. 

Alexander F. Yuan / AP

Municipal elections are being held around the region on Tuesday.

In Connecticut, city and town candidates range from mayor to school board.

Voter turnout for off-year municipal elections is typically low, roughly about 30 percent, but Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says this year could be different because of strong interests in some of the races, including mayoral races in New Haven and New Britain.

Bob Child / AP

President Donald Trump has picked John Durham to be Connecticut’s next U.S. attorney. Durham is a veteran federal prosecutor, who helped convict corrupt FBI agents in Boston.

Jessica Hill / AP

On Tuesday Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bipartisan state budget agreement into law.