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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
  • Plainville administrators spend the night on top of roof for a good cause

    PLAINVILLE — Administrators from the Plainville school district are living up to their end of a bargain. They challenged students all over the district to raise money for hurricane victims from Houston, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Each milestone passed, a school administrator would have to spend a night on top of Plainville High School. “We want our children to be good people as well as learners. So they need to take part and be part of the community,” says Paula Eshoo, […]

  • Enfield man could be deported after DACA enrollment ends

    ENFIELD — Shaquille Jessop’s dreams materialized on the football field behind Enfield High School. “It was a blessing to play varsity when I was so young,” says Jessop. He fell in love with the sport later on in life and thrived on the defensive side of the ball once he entered high school. “I was going to go to college an play football because I had a couple offers,” says Jessop. He applied to those schools and quickly learned how […]

  • Connecticut residents give their two cents on the missing state budget

    HARTFORD — Trying to understand Connecticut’s budget issue takes a lot of sense. More than one hundred days and still no state budget. We hit the streets in order to get a better idea of how you felt about the state budget. Several people were angry. “It’s disgusting what they’re doing. We should have a budget. Every state does and we don’t. It’s embarrassing,” said a Hartford resident. “I feel really bad for the people who are especially home owners […]

  • Tropical depression Nate topples major tree into intersection

    WATERBURY — Remnants of Tropical Depression Nate tore through Waterbury Monday afternoon. “I just heard a loud boom. Came outside, all my power was out, the whole street came down,” said Waterbury resident Kevin Bruno. The storm knocked over a massive historical tree blocking Lexington Avenue for hours. The tree took down power lines and even smashed a car. No one was injured during the storm but, one neighbor said it could have been worse. “This lady, you know in […]

  • Wallingford bar owner refuses to show NFL games at his establishment

    WALLINGFORD — Ed Ruszczyk owns Grand Central Sports Bar in Wallingford and he has an issue with the NFL. “The NFL is disrespecting our flag, our nation.,” says Ruszczyk. He refuses to show any NFL games at his bar because of the recent protests during the National Anthem. “They make millions of dollars a year these players and they can’t stand for our flag. That upsets me,” says Ruszczyk. But he’s not the only one upset at the protests. During […]

  • Morris residents up in arms over Dollar General store

    MORRIS — Some community members in Morris are furious. “We have a gas station and a pizza place and a restaurant and a couple package stores. And I don’t think, I don’t think a business like that is supportive here,” said Morris resident Delina Frenette. Frenette and several residents have been complaining about the new Dollar General store coming into town in a few months. They feel it will ruin the feel of their small town. “It’s very unnecessary,” said Kadie […]

  • Dozens gather to rally against gun violence in Newtown

    NEWTOWN — It’s an event that happened all over the country. Po Murray, the chair for the Newtown Action Alliance organized rallies and vigils all over the country urging elected leaders to make a change. “We’re rallying to demand action to end gun violence and we need to demand action from our legislators,” says Murray. She claims to have organized 25 rallies across 15 sates. Murray says her motivation to elicit change comes from a poignant past. “The shooter of […]

  • Tom Foley Says Gun Control Efforts Would Cease Under His Power

    Lawmakers push for a bill banning bump stocks

    HARTFORD — Senator Chris Murphy and other Connecticut leaders made it known that the gun violence needs to come to an end. “We are here today to say that enough is enough. The reason that these mass shootings continue to happen, the reason that 90 people die every day across this country is because of public policy choices that this congress makes,” said Murphy. Senator Murphy believes gun violence is uniquely an American problem. He says the gun lobby in […]

  • Connecticut women return home after being stranded in Puerto Rico

    MERIDEN — It was supposed to be a trip to see their mother’s grave site but turned into a fight for their lives for Elizabeth and Ivette Oliveras. “It was the most scariest thing that you can watch coming through the island,” said Elizabeth. Over 24 hours of rain, wind and terror pummeled the Island. “All the power lines were down. All the trees, the water, the flooding,” said Elizabeth. Without power or food, the two needed to find a way […]

  • Hartford woman collects thousands of donations for Puerto Rico

    HARTFORD — Yomari Soler-Velez was born in Hartford but is of Puerto Rican descent. She decided to jump into action once she heard how devastated the island was after Hurricane Maria. Soler-Velez took to social media to ask for donations for hurricane victims. In a span of just two weeks, Soler-Velez managed to acquire thousands of food items, water and other supplies for the victims. “We were all excited, crying, laughing,” says Soler-Velez. “We had a wonderful time because we […]