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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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:51 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Malloy says Metro North disruption could last up to 3 weeks

Governor Malloy discussing the Metro-North outage at the Disaster Operations Center on Wednesday
Credit CT-N

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the electrical problems that disrupted service on Metro North's New Haven line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal could continue to be a problem for as much as three weeks.  

The Governor spoke at a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center.

Metro North spokesman Aaron Donovan says there’s usually a second cable that could serve as a backup, but Wednesday morning’s outage came at a bad time, because that second cable is currently out of service for an upgrade.

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Gun Control Debate
6:39 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation

Jackie Pettway (middle) with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Congressman Jimes Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (left to right). Pettway's 26-year-old son was killed while trying to shield a group of school children during a shooting in the North End of Bridgeport earlier this month.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session.  Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.

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School Security
6:32 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Conn. schools get $5 million to improve security

Credit AP

Schools in 36 districts across Connecticut will receive money to improve security as part of a state grant program. The $5 million grant came out of legislation passed after the Newtown school shooting.

  

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Conn. Governor race
6:35 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Malloy responds to Foley's accusations

Gov. Dannel Malloy speaking at Oxford Airport
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy dismissed allegations of ethical lapses against his administration on Monday.  The allegations were made by Malloy's 2010 GOP rival, Tom Foley, on the WFSB-TV program "Face the State' on Sunday.

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Murphy wants stricter coastal zoning
7:37 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Sen. Murphy urges stricter zoning in coastal communities

Senator Chris Murphy
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says municipalities need to encourage stricter zoning in coastal communities. That's so they can avoid the extensive property damage associated with extreme weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy. Murphy was speaking at a forum he organized on Friday at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.  Murphy said it will be difficult to accomplish such zoning changes.

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