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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Robert F. Bukaty / AP

The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved legislation to eliminate single-use styrofoam food containers.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Governor Ned Lamont has offered an open invitation for women-owned businesses in red states with restricted access to abortions to move to Connecticut. He spoke at a “Stop the Bans” rally at the state Capitol in Hartford.

Johnathon Henninger

Connecticut Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says lawmakers might not have time to consider a controversial highway toll bill before the state’s legislative session ends in June.

Susan Haigh / AP

Connecticut lawmakers have less than three weeks to go until the end of the legislative session, and Governor Lamont still wants them to take up his highway toll proposal.

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The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the legal age for the purchase of tobacco products, including electronic delivery systems, from 18 to 21.