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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.

Recent Articles
  • Death of cyclist in Canton prompts talk about bike safety

    CANTON — Peter Downs is different from most. “I wasn’t a black enough sheep to my family who all drives cars and work on cars. So I had to get something,” said Downs. What he shares with several others is his love for cycling. “Been riding since I was seven years old,” said Downs. He rides to work everyday past the intersection of Route 219 and Route 44 in New Hartford, the same intersection where 42-year-old Gordon Keller was struck […]

  • Police investigate 4 vehicle arson cases overnight in Southington

    SOUTHINGTON– Police reported that four attempted arson incidents occurred Sunday evening into Monday morning. The fire marshal and Southington detectives are investigating the incidents but have not yet found any suspects and don’t have suspect description. All four incidents involved parked, unoccupied vehicles at two separate apartment complexes located in lots at 500 Pleasant St. and 35 Darling St., according to Southington police. Police said the four vehicles had rags dipped in accelerant placed in the area of the gas […]

  • A Waterbury man encounters 4 IRS scammers in one day

    WATERBURY — David Waldren knew something strange was going on once he came home and listened to his voicemail Wednesday afternoon. “They’re robbing the banks through the computers now basically,” says Waldren. Four separate messages, all with different phone numbers were left on his answering machine claiming he owed money to the IRS. “I’m up to par with my taxes and everything. So I had that gut feeling that it was a scam,” explains Waldren. It’s a scam that can […]

  • Dog dies due to heat stroke in Wallingford; Tips on keeping your dog safe

    WALLINGFORD —  Animal Control of Wallingford said a dog died following a heat stroke Monday. The animal control broke the news on Facebook Tuesday afternoon. “One of our shelter alumnus was left outside by the family’s nanny yesterday for several hours without water. Sadly, when the dog’s owners returned home from work, they found her lifeless body in the yard. They rushed her to the veterinarian, who tragically confirmed she had suffered and died from heat stroke,” said the animal […]

  • Ledyard superintendent responds to graduation controversy

    LEDYARD — “They gave them a cord to represent their given branch that they’ve enlisted to,” says Daniel Williamson. His son, Gavin, was given the special gift by Navy recruiters to wear during his graduation ceremony. But it wasn’t going to be that easy. Ledyard school policy prevents its students from wearing anything outside its standard graduation gown or honor cords issued by the school. More than a dozen students are enlisting in the military from the graduating class according […]

  • Man involved in Milford standoff takes own life

    MILFORD —  Police said the man involved in a stand-off in Eisenhower Park took his own life. Three schools were on lock down due to the standoff due to the proximity of the park as events unfolded Tuesday afternoon. Mathewson School,Orange Avenue School and Platt Tech were all in lock down in addition to Eisenhower Park being cleared of bystanders. Police said the person threatened to kill himself or police if they approached. Police pinged his phone and determined he […]

  • 98-year-old man won’t retire from his day job

    BRIDGEPORT — Most people love the feeling of leaving work after a long day. As for Bill Evans, work is the highlight of his day. “I never run from work, I run to work,” said Evans. He’s been shining shoes at the People’s United Bank in Bridgeport for decades. At the age of 98, the signs of him slowing down are few and far between. “If you do something and don’t take pride in it then no good in you […]

  • Legislators pass a bill to expand gambling in the state

    HARTFORD – Lawmakers are calling it the “sweetener” bill. It’s connected to the East Windsor casino bill that was passed earlier. In a 22 to 14 vote, senate Republicans and Democrats passed a bill expanding the number of off-track betting sites from 18 to 24 locations in the state. The bill will also create an entertainment advisory commission. The volunteer group will work to coordinate concerts at large venues across the state such as the XL Center and Dunkin’ Donuts […]

  • Groton home owners expect a tax increase

    GROTON — Council members for the Town of Groton voted to raise taxes late Tuesday. The decision is a preemptive maneuver in response to pending cuts stemming from the state’s budget. “We don’t know from the state how much revenue we’re going to get. We can only guess,” says Mayor Bruce Flax. The town had to decide on four possibilities with regards to state funding. Either the state wouldn’t cut their funding at all or the governor’s office would cut […]

  • Quinnipiac students in London talk about recent attacks

    HARTFORD — The day Deja Perry found out she was studying abroad was like no other. “I was pretty much jumping around until the day came that I would leave,” said Perry She and the rest of her Quinnipiac University anthropology class are spending several weeks in London for the semester. Perry said this will be a semester she’ll never forget. “They were literally outside my bedroom. I could hear the sirens and then we looked and I just saw […]