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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Connecticut says it's planning the first program in the nation to keep power on in critical buildings during outages. Governor Dannel Malloy announced in Bridgeport on Wednesday that eight towns and cities will be given $18 million to establish microgrids.


Job growth in Connecticut was essentially flat in June. That's according to the latest unemployment numbers released by the state labor department. The state's unemployment rate edged up slightly from 8 percent in May to 8.1 percent.


A survey released on Wednesday finds that for the first time in nearly four years New Yorkers are positive about the real estate market. The Siena College Research Institute survey finds New York City and Long Island residents as well as a plurality of upstaters predict an improving real estate market in the upcoming year.


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The Connecticut Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal on whether the superintendent of schools in the state's largest city is qualified for the job under state law. The court took no action as to whether Paul Vallas can remain Bridgeport Schools Superintendent while the case is being decided. This has created uncertainty as school officials prepare for the new school year.

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Fliers from the United Klans of America, an Alabama white supremacist group, have been found on driveways in Milford, Connecticut this week. Governor Dannel Malloy joined local officials in condemning the fliers on Wednesday.


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