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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 worked 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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    WALLINGFORD — Police are investigating after they said a Shih Tzu-Poodle dog died after it was attacked by two dogs Monday. Wallingford police said around 1 p.m., they received a complaint from a resident on Bernadette Lane regarding her dog being attacked and killed by one pit bull and a hound. “The Wallingford Animal Control Officer and a police officer responded to the complaint and spoke with the complainant. She said that at about 8:30 a.m. she was walking her dog, a […]

  • Hartford mayor meets with CVS CEO amid Aetna merger

    HARTFORD — It is a massive merger. CVS agreed to buy Aetna for $69 billion dollars. It’s a deal that could disrupt the health care industry. It was news that came after Aetna’s decision to leave Hartford for New York City, signaling a trend in big business fleeing the state. According to Crain’s New York Business, Aetna was going to move into a brand new building located in the Meat Packing District with an asking rent of more than $21 […]

  • Second Republican gubernatorial debate draws newcomers to the stage

    HEBRON — In the second of five republican gubernatorial debates, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti made his first appearance. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton also joined the group after successfully recovering from surgery to remove a benign brain tumor last year. He said he’s fully recovered. All candidates were given a chance to paint their picture of a better Connecticut. One of the major talking points discussed was how to cut the state’s spending. Candidates suggested pension reform, fixing the department of […]

  • Bridgeport Police Department a step closer to receiving body cameras

    BRIDGEPORT — Residents said it’s been a long time coming for the city of Bridgeport. Chief A.J. Perez said the city will be launching a body camera pilot program. Starting on February 1st, 30 police officers will be wearing the equipment each day. Chief Perez said the department will be trying out three different brands of body cameras over a three month period. After the pilot program Chief Perez said the department will then outfit every patrol officer with a […]

  • Hartford’s City Council president replaced following sexual harassment allegations

    HARTFORD — In an 8-1 vote, council members voted in Glendowlyn Thames as the new city council president. “I appreciate and thank my council colleagues for their confidence in me,” says Thames. “I look forward to continuing our work of the next two years.” The vote came as former council president Thomas, “TJ” Clarke came under fire for sexual harassment allegations. A former aide accused Clarke and others of discrimination and also alleged Clarke sent her several inappropriate text messages […]

  • Clean up underway for Middletown’s first blizzard of the year

    MIDDLETOWN — The shovels are out in full force following the year’s first winter storm. Plow trucks have been clearing the streets of Middletown all day and night Thursday during the storm. But, emergency crews are saying this storm wasn’t as bad as they initially expected. “We’ve had no power outages here today at all,” said Middletown Fire Chief Robert Kronenberger. “Call volume is minimal. nothing crazy, nothing out of the ordinary and no major accidents.” Middletown’s Police Department said […]

  • Gov. Malloy issues warning ahead of snow storm

    EAST HARTFORD —  Governor Malloy offered reassurance to Connecticut residents that the state is all hands on deck as a winter snow storm is set to hit the state Thursday. “We have ordered the activation of our emergency command center beginning at 6 a.m. That will be open for at least 12 hours after that and will be ready to handle calls at that center,” says Malloy. The DOT will be ready with salt and plows during the snowfall but […]

  • New London school to be closed through Friday due to water damage

      NEW LONDON — The school damaged by water last week will remain closed through Friday. Officials said Nathan Hale School Arts Magnet School suffered severe water damage last Thursday. “We had a vent that brings fresh air into our HVAC system into the school, and that vent because of the very cold weather froze in an open position,” said Stephen Tracy, interim superintendent. Breaks in the water pipes serving the heating system resulted in damage. “We thought we would […]

  • What are the resolutions you know you won’t live up to?

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  • Hartford police officers offer homeless a place to stay warm

    HARTFORD — On a cold night, the streets of Hartford is unforgiving. “You can’t survive out here,” said Hartford police officer Gammi Perez. He and two other police officers spent Thursday night looking for members of the city’s homeless community. If found, the officers will transport them to a nearby shelters for the night. “We tend to find a lot of the homeless people underneath the highways and the underpass and stuff like that,” said Perez. Thursday night, no one […]