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Ike Ejiochi is excited to join FOX61 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 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.

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    WATERFORD — Travis Herman has been going to the New London–Waterford Speedbowl for almost his entire life. As an avid racer, he considers the racetrack a major part of his life. “It’s like the biggest family you can ever have honestly,” said Herman. But his emotions were especially high when he found out it would close down following the fallout of its owner. “I was angry, absolutely angry,” says Herman. In March, 63-year-old Bruce Beamer was arrested for a decades […]

  • Rapper Meek Mill, Oakdale theater in Wallingford sued over fatal concert shooting

    WALLINGFORD — Rapper Meek Mill and the Oakdale Theatre are being sued over a fatal shooting following a concert in December. The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured, including 25-year-old Nathan Mitchell, of Hartford. No arrests have been made. Joel Faxson who represents Mitchel and Ward  says the violence should have never happened. “Nobody was there to get shot. People were there to […]

  • New London council members vote to give $1 million back to Board of Ed

    NEW LONDON — Parents and community members can breathe a sigh of relief after Monday night’s city council ruling. Earlier in the month, the city’s finance committee voted to take away $1 million worth of funding from the board of education. School leaders say the cut would have forced the district to layoff teachers and eliminate vital school programs. Monday night, the city council listened to over an hour of testimonials from community members. The group then voted to give […]

  • LGBT activist visits Yale amid union battle

    NEW HAVEN — Cleve Jones is no stranger to activism. The renown LGBT activist worked under Harvey Milk, the late California politician who was the first openly gay elected official. Jones flew to New Haven from California to speak to graduate students who are fighting with Yale University for worker’s rights. “I believe in the larger movement for peace and for social justice and I’m here to defend the rights for workers to organize,” says Jones. The graduate students claim […]

  • New London School district faces new budget cuts

    NEW LONDON — Budget issues from the capitol are slashing its was to New London. The city’s finance committee voted Thursday to cut the Board of Education’s budget by $1 million dollars. The move would force the school district to cut several programs and initiate lay offs in several schools. Board of Education president Scott Garbini says the cut would also force the school to get rid of it’s Adult Learning program. “I’m thinking of the people that we’re eliminating […]

  • Stratford Town Council passes new budget but fears of program cuts linger

    STRATFORD — Students, parents and concerned community members held up signs supporting their school district. Many students who were in attendance fear they may lose school programs such as sports, arts, music and other extracurricular activities. “Stuff like this allows us to like kind of see who we’re going to be and it encourages our creativity and helps us decide who we’re going to be,” said Stratford High School sophomore Alexa Crea. The town council passed a budget Wednesday night that […]

  • Two opposing groups come out for President’s visit to New London

    NEW LONDON — The United States Coast Guard helps protect this country so we can keep our unalienable rights. Groups were exercising those rights as President Donald Trump visited New London to give the commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy Wednesday. Hundreds of supporters gathered outside the US Coast Guard Academy to welcome Trump. Sporting signs, including “Hillary for Prison,” a reference to Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, the Trump supporters were joined outside the academy by hundreds of protesters who sported signs urging […]

  • Community members want answers after video surfaces from teenagers death

    BRIDGEPORT — “It’s horrible,” says Bridgeport resident Jorge Cruz. A common sentiment after a video was posted to Twitter showing Jayson Negron’s final moments after a police involved shooting. “The pain of seeing the child laying on the street. Not getting no medical attention. It was just not right, especially for the amount of hours that people could see,” says Cruz. Last Tuesday, state police say Negron pinned 30-year-old James Boulay with a reported stolen car, forcing Boulay to fire […]

  • A Bridgeport DJ eases tensions in the community after a deadly week

    BRIDGEPORT — Darrell Baskin knew he had to do something to fix his community. Baskin, a lifelong Bridgeport resident, was experiencing what several other community members were feeling — stress. His community just finished living through a week where Jayson Negron attended. Negron was shot and killed Tuesday by Patrolman James Boulay when the stolen car he was driving struck an officer. Baskin felt it was time to take matters into his own hands. Baskin works at a local Dunkin’ […]

  • Groups, community leaders working to address violence in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT — Several community leaders and representatives with the Bridgeport chapter of the NAACP discussed ways to make their community a safer place. The organizations feel addressing the city’s school system should be the first task at hand. Bridgeport’s superintendent Dr. Aresta Johnson sent out several grief councilors to the school Jayson Negron attended. Negron was shot and killed Tuesday by Patrolman James Boulay when the stolen car he was struck an officer.  Johnson also meets with Bridgeport police officers […]