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 Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy says President Donald Trump’s budget proposal devastates programs that serve the state’s neediest and protect the environment.

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A controversial bill to allow a third casino in Connecticut was approved by a key legislative committee today. The bill received reluctant approval in the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee after an unfavorable legal opinion by Attorney General George Jepsen earlier this week.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has dealt a blow to the prospects for a planned Hartford area casino.

Nor'easter Socks Region With Wind, Snow And Sleet

Mar 13, 2017
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With up to 20 inches of snow, high winds and possible coastal flooding expected, states of emergency have been declared in municipalities around the region on Tuesday.

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In Connecticut a paid family and medical leave bill made it through a key state legislative committee on Thursday.

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