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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Courtesy of the State of Connecticut

Following Tuesday’s special election for two vacant seats in the Connecticut State Senate, the chamber remains tied, 18-18, between Democrats and Republicans.

In Connecticut special elections are being held Tuesday to fill three open seats in the state legislature. The results might affect control of the State Senate, which is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. A draw would maintain the status quo.  

M. Spencer Green / AP

Democratic state lawmakers want Connecticut to join a group of states that has agreed to pool its Electoral College votes for the winner of the popular vote in a presidential election. A state legislative committee heard testimony on bills supporting the move on Wednesday.

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In Connecticut a state-run retirement fund for private sector workers is scheduled to begin next January. But it might be in jeopardy due to a Congressional rollback of an Obama-era labor rule.

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The Connecticut Package Store Association says a proposal by Governor Dannel Malloy would lead to 700 small package stores going out of business and a loss of 3,000 jobs.

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