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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New Haven primary
6:21 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Toni Harp wins New Haven primary but faces challenge in November

Primary winner Toni Harp with Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit Ebong Udoma

   

New Haven, Connecticut, State Sen. Toni Harp won 50 percent of the vote in the four-way Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday.  Given that the city is heavily Democratic, one would assume the victory means a clear path to the mayor’s office.  But the race is not over.


Urban Farm
12:34 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Former dump site to be converted to urban farm

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Mayor Bill Finch, Rev. C.L. Stallworth of the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church and US Senator Richard Blumenthal at the ground breaking
Credit Ebong Udoma

A site that was once the largest illegal dump in Connecticut is going to be converted to an urban farm that officials say will produce 800,000 pound of fresh vegetables a year. The ground breaking for the project on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut, took place on Friday.

Budget
10:47 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Conn. ends the 2013 fiscal year with a higher surplus than was expected

Its official, Connecticut ended the 2013 fiscal year in June with a higher surplus than had been projected. That's according to state Comptroller Kevin Lembo's letter to Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday. The final audited statement for the fiscal year will be transmitted on December 31st.


Culture
10:26 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Great Barrington, Mass., commemorates 50th anniversary of the death W.E.B Du Bois

Tuesday, August 27, is the 50th anniversary of the death of W.E.B. Du Bois. The African American political intellectual and civil rights pioneer was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in 1868. A commemoration of his death in Great Barrington this Saturday and will include a guided tour of the Du Bois Homesite.


East Haven Plane Crash
9:20 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Some neighbors concerned about Tweed New Haven Airport

Tweed New Haven Airport
Credit Ebong Udoma

The deadly crash of a private plane into two East Haven homes earlier this month, killing two children in one home as well as the pilot and his son, is raising concerns from some residents of the neighborhood close to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport.


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