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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Wang is charged with murdering Yale physician
6:18 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Conn Supreme Court rules the state has to pay for experts for indigent criminal defendant

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state has to pay for experts to assist an indigent defendant who is representing himself in a murder trial. The court decided the money should come from the state Public Defenders office.

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Joseph Myjack, Bill Finch Sr. among those honored
6:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Conn and Long Island WWII veterans honored on D-Day

An onlooker waves an American flag as World War II military vehicles are displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France, on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings.
Credit AP Photo/Claude Paris

Political leaders and veterans gathered in Normandy Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion there. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut was part of the U.S. Congressional delegation. DeLauro says one of the most moving experiences was meeting U.S. veterans who were there, including Joseph Myjack  of Hamden, Connecticut. On Friday, Myjack recalled his experience 70 years ago.

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Government
10:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Conn. delegation using Ukraine situation to push for Sikorsky helicopters

Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are using the unrest in Ukraine to push for the sale of more Connecticut-made Sikorsky helicopters. But they have competition from lawmakers using for helicopters manufactured in other states.

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GOP and Dem candidates seek public money
6:06 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Conn GOP gubernatorial candidate Foley applies for public financing

Republican candidate Tom Foley after winning his party's nomination at the GOP Convention at Mohegan Sun on May 17, 2013
Credit Ebong Udoma

On Tuesday, the endorsed Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut applied to use the state’s public financing program to fund his gubernatorial campaign. The GOP candidate Tom Foley spent nearly $11 million of his own money in his first run for governor four years ago. 

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Malloy says education spending has gone up
5:29 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Democrat Malloy responds to Republican Foley's accusation of cuts to education funding

Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy responded on Wednesday to his Republican opponent Tom Foley’s accusation that state spending on schools and municipalities has declined over the last three years. Foley made the accusation when he accepted his party’s endorsement at the GOP convention on Saturday and repeated it on television the next day.

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