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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.

Recent Articles
  • Waterbury male drowns at Sylvan Lake Park in Watertown

    WATERTOWN —  A 23-year-old man drowned at Sylvan Lake Park Thursday afternoon. Watertown Police Department said the victims name is Isaiah Anderson of Waterbury. Fire officials said the call came around 4 p.m. Anderson was pulled from the water where he was then taken to a nearby hospital, but died shortly after. No other details were released.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Dirt bike riders disrupting New London residents

    NEW LONDON — Keith Mutch is no stranger to the media. Inside his New London apartment are two fully operational internet radio stations. “I’ve always been fascinated with broadcasting,” he said. Just last year, he installed cameras outside his house after a shooting happened near an intersection by his home. Earlier in the week however, his cameras captured something else. Dirt bike riders were doing stunts just outside his house. He gave the footage to FOX61 as an attempt to […]

  • Travelers Championship kicks off this week

    CROMWELL — The buzz for the 2018 Travelers Championship is everywhere. Tens of thousands of people are expected to pour into Cromwell this week to watch some of the top golfers in the world face off. The tournament kicked off Monday morning with an opening ceremony. “The players are showing up. The caddies are here. The families are coming in,” said tournament director Nathan Grube. “The anticipation, you can feel it in the community, the excitement is there, people almost […]

  • Travelers Championship will include improvements to fan experience

    CROMWELL — The buzz for the 2018 Travelers Championship is everywhere. “The players are showing up. The caddies are here. The families are coming in,” says tournament director Nathan Grube. He says his crew spent Sunday night putting on the final touches to the course but for the most part everything is set. “You work all year for this week and the weather looks good. I’m excited for the fans and everybody but you feel the buzz in the air […]

  • Police investigating former Rocky Hill track and field coach for misconduct

    ROCKY HILL — A former Rocky hill High School employee is now the subject of a misconduct investigation by the Rock Hill Police Department. Thursday afternoon, Rocky Hill Superintendent Mark Zito addressed the public before a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting to let them know that the board is now cooperating with the authorities. “I can confirm that a former track and field coach who was not and is not employed as a teacher in Rocky Hill or any […]

  • Rocky Hill man arrested for allegedly recording women wearing tight clothing

    MANCHESTER — Police said they arrested a man after he allegedly followed women around at the Shoppes in Buckland Hills and secretly recorded them. Manchester police said mall security saw Zachary Buckley, 31, following a woman and recorded a close-up video of her buttocks. He was charged with second degree breach of peace and will appear in Manchester Superior Court June 28. No other details were released.

  • Pedestrian struck on Columbus Boulevard in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Columbus Boulevard was closed for several hours during the evening commute after a person was struck by a car. Hartford police said the driver of the car was driving north on Columbus Boulevard as a pedestrian walked west from Grove Street and across Columbus in front of stopped traffic. Police said the pedestrian was struck by the SUV, who appeared to have a green light. The pedestrian was transported to Hartford Hospital with head injuries. Police said the pedestrian […]

  • Mother, child struck by car in Waterford; 1 person in custody

    WATERFORD —  Police said a mother and child were struck by a car Monday afternoon. Around 4 p.m., police said 27-year-old Shane Bidwell of Waterford swerved into a mother and child with his 2006 tan colored Toyota Corolla. Waterford police said the two victims are in stable condition. They were transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Bidwell was charged with two counts of risk of injury to children, reckless endangerment and a DUI as well as several other charges. He […]

  • Dozens struggling to find answers after Hartford fire destroys two housing buildings

    Nelson Cuevas considers himself lucky. “One day you know. The next day you don’t know.” Cuevas spent a good portion of the afternoon on Sunday wiping off the soot and debris from his bongos—a gift from his wife that he uses in church. It was all that was left after a massive fire ripped through his apartment over the weekend. On Saturday night, first responders rushed to 230 Marshall Street in Hartford. A multi-family home caught fire and spread to […]

  • Car crashes into fitness center in East Hartford following police chase

    EAST HARTFORD —  A car crashed into the Club Fitness Training Center Wednesday afternoon following a police pursuit. East Hartford police said the vehicle was wanted in related to two gun incidents in the city. Police said they spotted the vehicle which led to a short pursuit. BREAKING: Car crashes into the Club Fitness Training Center in East Hartford after police chase. A suspect in custody. #Fox61 pic.twitter.com/oMfio6zl85 — Ike Ejiochi (@IkeEjiochi) June 6, 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Police Chase ends with […]