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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Conn. Superstorm Sandy recovery
6:23 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Conn. state senator says the state is not doing enough for homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy

A Connecticut state senator is using the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to criticize the Governor Dannel Malloy administration for not doing enough to help homeowners affected by the storm. Senator Len Fasano says the administration is actually hampering rebuilding efforts in his shoreline community. 

Metro-North power failure
5:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Conn. senators say Metro-North and ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent future power failures

Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal at the U.S. Senate field hearing on the Metro-North power failure at Bridgeport City Hall, on Oct. 28 2013.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut’s two US Senators say Metro-North Railroad and New York utility ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent power problems like the one that disrupted service along the busy commuter rail line last month. The senators heard from the top officials at the two companies on Monday. 

 

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Malloy pushes back against GOP accusation
6:00 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Democratic Governor Malloy accused of unethical fundraising by the GOP

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy looks over some note during a session of the National Governors Association meeting Sunday, August, 4, 2013 in Milwaukee.
Credit AP Photo/Morry Gash

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut is pushing back against a GOP accusation that he’s been involved in unethical fundraising activity. Malloy told reporters on Wednesday that he’s done nothing wrong.

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Ayala is under investigation for voting fraud
6:45 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Bridgeport state Representative Christine Ayala stripped of committee assignments

Democratic state Representative Christine Ayala of Bridgeport being sworn in
Credit Conn. House Democrats

 

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey stripped a Bridgeport legislator of all her legislative assignments on Wednesday. This comes after the state Elections Enforcement Commission referred a case involving Democratic state Rep. Christine Ayala to state prosecutors for a criminal investigation.

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Shiller wins Nobel Prize
5:23 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Nobel prize winner says he's not expecting a U.S. credit default

Economist, author and Yale University professor Robert Shiller speaks at at a news conference, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A Yale professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday says he’s not expecting the U.S. to default on its debt. Yale economics professor Robert Shiller was speaking in New Haven at a news conference acknowledging the prize.

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