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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Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he doesn’t think it’s necessary for U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty to immediately resign from Congress.

Courtesy of Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements / Facebook

A bill that would have provided additional state assistance to thousands of homeowners with crumbling foundations in eastern Connecticut failed in the Judiciary Committee on Monday. It was defeated by a vote of 24 to 16.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-CT5, said Monday that she won’t seek re-election in November. Her announcement comes a few days after she admitted to mishandling a 2016 abuse claim from one of her staffers, which prompted calls for her resignation from both Democrats and Republicans.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has yet to announce his next nominee for state chief justice, following the General Assembly’s rejection of his close friend and ally, Justice Andrew McDonald. But there is one person whose name has been floated several times by Republican State Senate President Len Fasano.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-CT5, says she has no intention of resigning from office. The third-term Democrat is responding to calls made in the past few days by prominent state Democrats, who want Esty to resign because of the way she handled sexual harassment allegations made against her former chief of staff.

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