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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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

A couple of Connecticut political scientists are not surprised by speculation in Washington that former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is on the White House short list to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Jessica Hill / AP

In the race for Connecticut governor, women are helping Democratic candidate Ned Lamont stay 8 percentage points ahead of his Republican rival, Bob Stefanowski. That’s the finding of the latest Quinnipiac University poll. This is down from the 13-point lead Lamont had in the last Quinnipiac poll in late August.

Pat Eaton-Robb / AP

Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut is leading the nation in prison reform. He spoke at a “Reimagining Prison” conference, and focused on a program at the Cheshire Correctional Institution that provides a less restrictive environment for young male offenders.

Lance Cheung / U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Trump Administration’s Agriculture Department is giving Connecticut a $2.4 million bonus for being one of the top states in the nation in enrolling eligible households into the federal food stamp program, known as SNAP.

Courtesy of Oz Griebel / Facebook

In Connecticut, an independent gubernatorial candidate says he’ll push for the immediate installation of electronic highway tolls, if he’s elected. Oz Greibel was speaking on WFSB-TV’s "Face the State."

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