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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Connecticut is introducing electronic tablets to prisoners in state facilities this spring. Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple made the announcement in Hartford on Thursday.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Democrat Representative Jason Rojas of East Hartford is proposing a 4 cent increase to the state gasoline tax to help shore up Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund that’s running out of money.

Alexander F. Yuan / AP

Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is not seeking re-election, attracting attention for the open seat.

More than 20 Democrats, Republicans and Independents are already running. They include several wealthy business people, some political novices and a handful of formerly failed candidates.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators, who are both Democrats, were among 18 senators who voted against the temporary stopgap measure to reopen the federal government on Monday.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy recently vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have restored state funding to a program that helps seniors and people with disabilities.

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