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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
  • Montville students tweet President Trump in hope of a meeting

    OAKDALE —  A group of students at Montville High School are resorting to Twitter in hopes of sending a message to the White House. And with that, the Montville High students hope a tweet aimed at President Trump will gain his attention in time for his visit to the US Coast Guard Academy on May 17th for a commencement address. Montville civics teacher George Dawe has been answering a lot of his students’ questions since the 2016 presidential election. He figured the best […]

  • Arrest made after explosives found in New Haven home

    NEW HAVEN — An arrest was made after an investigation into illegal fireworks Thursday turned up massive amounts of highly-explosive material in nearly every room of his New Haven home Thursday, enough to potentially blow up the entire block. At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, police said they were called to a home at 35 Westminster Street for a domestic dispute. Police said they noticed a large amount of materials in the home that they thought looked consistent with making fireworks. On Thursday morning, investigators […]

  • A Groton school closure causes frustration among parents

    GROTON — Letters were finally sent out earlier in the week informing Pleasant Valley Elementary parents that the school will be closing down. “This has so many families scrambling and so much uncertainty about what the future is going to hold,” says Katherine Kennedy, a parent with two little girls inside the Pleasant Valley Elementary school system. When Kennedy was informed that her daughters school would no longer exist, she feared the continuity of her children’s life will be altered. […]

  • 200 people gather at vigil for Aaron Hernandez following small funeral service

    BRISTOL — Friends and family members of Aaron Hernandez gathered Monday night in front of a football field where the ex-New England Patriot learned played as a child. In attendance were members of the Bristol community who weren’t invited to attend the small funeral service held earlier in the day. “This is our way of being able to say our final goodbyes,” said Malique Ritchon, a cousin of Hernandez. He said the vigil was a chance for the community to come together. “Anybody that […]

  • Dayville homeowner wants answers after postal worker mistreats fragile package

    DAYVILLE — It was all caught on tape, a United States Postal Service worker was caught throwing a package labeled “glass” carelessly onto a homeowner’s front steps. “I saw what I never really expected to see,” said homeowner Mike Mancini of Dayville. Mancini said this incident isn’t the first time a package of his was mistreated. He installed cameras all around his house partially because of a previous package that was left in the pouring rain also delivered by USPS. […]

  • Concerned families fill town hall looking for answers on budget cuts

    GROTON – It was a full house in Groton Friday night, this comes after word of a local elementary school possibly shutting its doors for good. Member of the town’s council discussed the repercussions of Governor Malloy’s budget proposal. Initially, they said the town’s school district could face a $5.2 million budget cut. After deliberations, both sides were able to agree on cutting the school’s budget by around $3 million. However, Pleasant Valley Elementary School was caught in the crosshairs. […]

  • Officials identify man killed in boating accident in Long Island Sound in Milford

    MILFORD —  One man has been pronounced dead after falling into the Long Island Sound in Milford Saturday evening. Around 6:05 p.m., Milford Fire Department responded to a call from a woman stating her male partner had fallen off their boat into the water and was struggling to remain afloat. Firefighters said the boat was South of Charles Island at the time of the incident, and was returning to its home port of Long Island. Officials said the caller managed […]

  • State police: Richard Dabate charged with 2015 murder of his wife

    ELLINGTON —  Richard Dabate has been charged with the 2015 murder that killed his wife Connie Dabate. On Friday, state police said an arrest warrant was issued to Dabate, 40, after a lengthy investigation. He was arrested on Birchview Drive and was taken to Troop C in Tolland where he was processed. Dabate is charged with murder in the first degree, tampering with evidence and providing a false statement. He is being held on a $1 million bond. A neighbor on Birchview […]

  • Seymour man copes with aftermath of deadly crash

    SEYMOUR — Michael Starkey was right in the middle of a car crash that killed 20 year old Shyheim Samuel. “I saw it right here in my own yard,” said Starkey. Just after 9:30 Tuesday night, police said a car came speeding down Rimmon Street in Seymour. Inside the car were three males and three females ranging from the ages of 14 to 22. Officers said the car lost control and slammed into a telephone pole, splitting it into three […]

  • Search continues for man who sparked New Britain Amber Alert, potential suspect in woman’s death

    NEW BRITAIN — The search continues for a New Britain father accused of sparking an Amber Alert early Saturday morning. He’s also a “person of interest and potential suspect” in the death of a woman at the apartment where the girl was taken. Patrick Miles, 36,  has a criminal record, police said, and was last seen in New York. He also has ties to New London and Vernon, Connecticut. New Britain Police said around 9:57 p.m. Friday, they received a call […]