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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Members of two legislative committees in Connecticut heard testimony from supporters and opponents of the legalization of recreational marijuana on Friday.

Elisa Amendola / AP

The effort to bring back tolls to Connecticut highways cleared a hurdle on Wednesday. State lawmakers on the transportation committee advanced three different toll bills.

Ebong Udoma / WSHU

A former Goldman Sachs partner who worked at the firm during the 2008 housing crash may soon head up Connecticut's economic development office. David Lehman volunteered for the job but he’s yet to be confirmed. Lehman would be expected to turn around cities hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis.

Evan Denny / WSHU

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and CNN political commentator Van Jones came together to support legislation on Monday to make it easier for former prisoners to reintegrate into society.

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Connecticut state flags are flying at half-staff to honor a state lawmaker who died suddenly.

Forty-five year old Bridgeport state Representative Ezequiel Santiago died of an apparent heart attack early Friday morning.