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 Sacred Heart University

Bobby Valentine is responding to media reports that he is being considered for the post of U.S. ambassador to Japan by President-elect Donald Trump.

Jessica Hill / AP

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration.

McMahon is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, based in Stamford, Connecticut. The 68-year-old Republican ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010 and again in 2012. She and her husband, Vince McMahon, are long-time friends and former business partners of Trump. They were early supporters of his presidential campaign.

Bob Child / AP

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo says he expects negotiations between the state’s employee labor unions and the Malloy administration will soon produce an agreement that could help the state reduce its pension obligations.

Courtesy of Sacred Heart University

Michael Tetreau, first selectman of Fairfield, Connecticut, said on Tuesday that Sacred Heart University’s purchase of General Electric’s former global headquarters will ensure the property remains vibrant.

Tetreau says that’s because Sacred Heart University would put the property to good use.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators, both Democrats, are calling on the incoming Trump administration to make good on its promise to have a massive national infrastructure improvement program.

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