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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The Republican Governors Association is targeting Connecticut as its best chance of gaining a seat in the November election.

Susan Haigh / AP

Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski and the slate of GOP statewide candidates recently received the endorsement of the Connecticut Independent Party, giving them a second spot on the November ballot.

Jessica Hill / AP

A political scientist says the race for Connecticut governor is still wide open despite the first polls that show the Democratic Party nominee with an advantage over his Republican rival.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Flags are flying at half-staff in New York and Connecticut to honor Senator John McCain, who died Saturday at the age of 81.

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There’s a discrepancy in two polls released Thursday on Connecticut’s November election for governor. The two polls are the first to be released ahead of the fall election.