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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Largest class of judges in state history
6:45 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Malloy swears in class of 16 new Conn Superior Court judges

Governor Dannel Malloy speaking at the swearing in ceremony for 16 new Conn Superior Court judges at the state Capitol in Hartford on May 15th, 2014

Governor Dannel Malloy swore-in the largest class of new Superior Court judges in Connecticut’s history on Thursday. The sixteen member class is also among the most diverse.

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Malloy says states could see hospitals close
5:31 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Malloy visits D.C. to tout Conn Obamacare enrollment and urge more states to expand Medicaid

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the House and the Senate at the end of session at the Capitol on the final day of session, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the states that refuse to expand Medicaid under Obamacare could see hospitals close. Malloy spoke on Tuesday at a liberal think tank in Washington D.C. Twenty six states hadn't expanded Medicaid as of the end of March. 

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Malloy and Foley 43-43 in gubernatorial poll
5:11 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Conn Governor Dannel Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley tied in latest Q-Poll

Tom Foley listens to a question from the media during a news conference to announce he is running for governor, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A Quinnipiac University Poll released on Friday finds Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy deadlocked in a hypothetical reelection rematch with Republican challenger Tom Foley. The poll finds Malloy and Foley tied at 43 percent each, no change from a Q Poll released in March.

    

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Cafero led house GOP for 8 years
9:21 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Conn. House Minority Leader Larry Cafero retiring after 22 years in the legislature

Norwalk State Representative Larry Cafero (left) with WSHU's Capitol Reporter Ebong Udoma
Credit Pat O'Neil

In the final days of Connecticut's legislative session, House Republican Leader Lawrence Cafero reflects  on his time in office.

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Political party conventions set for next week
6:41 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Conn politicians pivot to campaign mode following end of legislative session

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy addresses the House and the Senate at the end of session at the Capitol on the final day of session, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

With Connecticut’s legislative session now over state politicians are turning their focus on this November’s election. That pivot was evident in Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s address to the General Assembly in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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