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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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.


Foreign Relations
11:06 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Blumenthal, King want U.S. to continue aid to Egypt despite deadly violence there

Several members of Congress including Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Long Island Republican Congressman Peter King want the U.S. to continue aid to Egypt despite the deadly violence there.


Superstorm Sandy Recovery
9:35 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Conn. will start collecting applications for federal Sandy relief no later than Sept. 1

Gov. Dannel Malloy briefing HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at Washington Village public housing in Norwalk
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state will begin collecting applications for federal Superstorm Sandy assistance no later than Sept 1. The governor visited a beach in Milford and a public housing complex in Norwalk damaged by the storm with US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Monday.

Transportation
12:27 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Malloy announces $18 million in funding for microgrids

Connecticut says it's planning the first program in the nation to keep power on in critical buildings during outages. Governor Dannel Malloy announced in Bridgeport on Wednesday that eight towns and cities will be given $18 million to establish microgrids.


Transportation
8:54 am
Tue July 23, 2013

US Transportation Secretary seeks support for more federal spending on rail

Secretary Anthony Foxx and Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven
Credit Ebong Udoma

The new U.S. Transportation Secretary used a visit to Connecticut today on Monday to urge Congress to support a $40 billion plan to improve rail transportation. The plan is contained in President Obama's 2014 federal budget proposal. It's the secretary's first visit to a state since he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month.


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