Ike Ejiochi is excited to join Fox 61 as a general assignment reporter.

Ike Ejiochi was born and raised in South Plainfield, right in the heart of Central New Jersey (Yes, that’s a thing!)

He grew up the last born of four children and considers himself a band geek at heart. Ike has been playing the saxophone since the fourth grade and believes 70’s Motown is the second greatest contribution to music, next to Jazz.

He grew up as a Jets, Mets and Knicks fan while everyone else in his family were Giants and Yankees fans. It’s a hard knock life.

Ike began his journalism career while a student at William Paterson University in New Jersey. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he continued that drive at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Ct. where he covered the Quinnipiac Bobcats Hockey team. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac with a master’s in Sports Broadcast Journalism.

During his graduate studies, Ike published articles for The Associated Press and CNBC covering everything from Connecticut gubernatorial races to NFL revenue structures.

After graduation, Ike moved to Joplin, Missouri where he works as a weekend anchor and reporter at KODE, an ABC affiliate.

During his time at the station, he’s won an award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for his report on fraudulent activity with the Goodman Fire Protection District.

When he’s not covering local news, you can find Ike working out or playing his sax.


Recent Articles
  • Hartford Police: Suspect arrested in shooting death of 15-year-old

    HARTFORD — Hartford Police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Keon Huff on March 17th. Police said they arrested a young, Hartford man, under the age of 18. He is currently in juvenile detention and sits on a 2 million dollar bond, charged with murder, tampering with evidence, and carrying a pistol without a permit. Because of his age, police aren’t going into the details of the investigation, but thank the community for their help […]

  • Dozens shave their heads in North Branford fundraising event

    NORTH BRANFORD — Close to 100 volunteers packed the Jerome Harrison Elementary School gymnasium for a head shaving event. For the third year in a row, the school is raising money for the St. Baldrick Foundation, a foundation that helps fight childhood cancer. “You just feel good doing it. you really do,” said Vernon Stoup, a North Branford resident. Nicholas Grant, however, is no stranger to fundraising. “I’m happy for myself for doing this,” said Grant. With the help of his […]

  • Some riders wary after theft, fight at Newington CT Fastrak station

    NEWINGTON — CT Fastrak riders are on the edge of their seats after a recent attack. Two juveniles were taken into custody in connection with the theft of a cell phone and a fight at a CT Fastrak station. State police said they were called to Cedar Street Station in Newington on March 17 for a physical altercation on one of the buses between numerous juveniles and passengers. Police said the juveniles attacked the victims and stole a cell phone. […]

  • Local students safe after massive UK Parliament attack

    HAMDEN – Wednesday’s attack in London was felt on the campus of Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Kassie Mendes wanted to study abroad in London for quite some time. “It was something I’ve wanted to do for six years of my life,” said Mendes. So when the opportunity came along she jumped at it. However, her excitement quickly turned into worry after hearing about Wednesday’s attacks in London which killed several people and injured dozens more. The attack took place not far from where […]

  • Quinnipiac University hosts basketball send-off rally before Sweet 16

    HAMDEN —  Quinnipiac University held a Sweet 16 send off rally for the women’s basketball team who are set to take on No . 1 South Carolina Saturday at 4 p.m. in Stockton, California. The team won their first ever NCAA Tournament game after defeating No. 5 Marquette, 68-65, in the first round of the tournament. In their next game, they defeated No. 4 Miami Hurricanes, 85-78. FOX61’s Rich Coppola caught up with the team before they took off to their […]

  • Hundreds gather in Hartford to mourn 15-year-old killed Friday

    HARTFORD — Hundreds gathered at the corner of Mather and Garden Streets in Hartford to hold a vigil for Keon Huff Jr., the 15-year-old boy who was shot to death on Friday night. Community and religious members came together Sunday to discuss what needs to happen to fight gun violence. Reverend Henry Brown spoke about the need for people to speak out against illegal activity and speak up about what they see. “It’s a problem that Hartford has had for […]

  • Hartford teen remembered by former teammates

    HARTFORD — 15-year-old Keon Huff Jr. was shot and killed Friday night at 393 Garden St. in Hartford. Huff was a member of a local AAU Basketball team. His former teammates say the news of his death is extremely shocking and sad. “He still fit in like he was family. He always loved us. We played around a lot,” says Triston Reid, a former teammate. Steven Thompson, Huff’s former coach says he was always a kid that made people laugh […]

  • Tolls in Connecticut takes a step closer to a possibility

    HARTFORD — In a close 19 to 16 vote, the state’s transportation committee passed the Electronic Tolling Bill. This new bill gives the Department of Transportation the green light to begin the four year planning process of putting up tolls. Transportation committee co-chair Tony Guerrera, said that planning process will be extensive. “How we raise money, where the tolling will be throughout the state, how we give Connecticut a discount and with that also, how we start enabling ourselves to start […]

  • West Hartford police: Man chased woman with crowbar in snow day road rage incident

    WEST HARTFORD — Police in West Hartford are investigating a road rage incident that occurred as people were cleaning up from Tuesday’s blizzard. On Wednesday, March 15, the West Hartford Police Department were called to the area of 433 New Park Ave. The caller said she accidentally splashed the suspect with snow and slush as she drove by. The suspect proceeded to get in his car and chase after her. Then, he pulled in front of her and blocked her path. […]

  • Shoreline towns deal with more flooding than snow

    EAST HAVEN – The snowstorm has caused an issue for several East Haven home owners: flooding. “In this part of Cozy Beach, it floods a lot,” said Craig Lang, an East Haven resident. He said any time it rains, his community faces the potential for damaging flood waters ruining cars and homes. Up and down the shore line communities faced similar issues. A car stalled out in Old Saybrook forcing emergency responders to rescue victims as the tide pulled the […]