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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Office of Conn. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-88)

Brendan Sharkey, the speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, announced last week that he will not be seeking reelection to his seat in November. It effectively means the 54-year-old Hamden Democrat is giving up the speakership and retiring from the legislature this year.

Jessica Hill / AP

Governor Dannel Malloy says millions of dollars in savings contained in the Connecticut budget depend on lawmakers also passing his criminal justice reform bill.  

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is still pushing lawmakers to deal with his criminal justice reform bill called 'Second Chance 2.0.' The state legislature failed to bring up the bill when they passed the state budget in special session last week. 

Office of Conn. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-88)

Brendan Sharkey, speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, is retiring. The 54-year-old Hamden Democrat announced his retirement in a closed door meeting with his staff in Hartford on Monday.

Office of Conn. State Rep. Roberta Willis

The Connecticut Senate passed a revised budget in special session on Thursday. The bill plugs a nearly $1 billion budget hole through spending cuts and the shedding of hundreds of state workers for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1.

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