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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Rowland charged with falsifying records
6:24 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Conn. ex-governor pleads not guilty on new federal corruption charges

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court, Friday, April 11, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. A grand jury on Thursday returned a seven-count indictment alleging Rowland schemed to conceal involvement with congressional campaigns.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Ten years ago, Rowland served a prison sentence in a corruption scandal that led to his resignation. Rowland appeared in federal court in New Haven on Friday.

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Bill was prompted by lawsuit filed against UConn
4:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

A bill that would hold colleges accountable for sexual assaults on campus is passed by Conn. House

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school
Credit AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb

A bill that would hold colleges responsible for preventing sexual assaults on campus passed unanimously on Thursday in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The bill was prompted by a federal lawsuit filed by five women against the University of Connecticut.

 

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Teens can still seek treatment without consent
7:46 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Conn. task force to recommend the state raise the age for mental health consent to 18

A Connecticut task force is going to recommend that the state raise the legal age of consent for mental health treatment to 18. The task force made the decision on Tuesday.

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Tracking system sparks privacy concern
7:10 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Lawmakers consider system to track Conn. students from pre-K to their first job

A bill that would allow Connecticut officials to track students from pre-K through to their first jobs was passed by the state General Assembly’s Higher Education Committee on Monday. The bill was approved despite some concerns the system might violate privacy rights.

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Super PAC to support gun control lawmakers
5:36 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Conn. gun control group to start Super PAC

Conn. gun control supporters at a 2013 Valentine's Day rally in Hartford
Credit Ebong Udoma

The gun control organization Connecticut Against Gun Violence said on Thursday it’s creating a political action committee to raise money to help state politicians. The move comes on the one year anniversary of Connecticut passing one of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

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