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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
  • Connecticut prepares for 4th nor’easter in three weeks

    EAST HAVEN – Connecticut is about to experience its 4th storm in three weeks. Towns and cities all over are already going through the motions. Bobby Parente is the superintendent of operations for East Haven’s public works department. He said his town is ready for round 4. “We’ve got more than enough salt. We’ve got a surplus of money available if we need it for any additional product. But right now we’re in good shape,” he said. Parente said East Haven […]

  • UConn Huskies win and fans keep marching on

    STORRS — The UConn Huskies defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats by a final score of 71 to 46 at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and top-seeded UConn beat in-state neighbor Quinnipiac 71-46 on Monday night to advance to a 25th straight Sweet 16. Azura Stevens added 14 points and Kia Nurse chipped in with 13 for the Huskies (34-0), who found themselves in a much slower-paced game than their 140-52 first-round rout of Saint […]

  • Bridgeport convenience store shooting triggers response from senators Blumenthal and Murphy

    BRIDGEPORT – Earlier this month a shooting took place inside a Bridgeport convenience store. Four people suffered non-life threatening injuries. It’s the latest example of gun violence in the Park City—an issue community members now have in their sights. “My grandson is I kindergarten I`m terrified for them everyday they go to school,” says one worried Bridgeport resident. Dozens of concerned residents packed a community center in Bridgeport in order to voice their ideas to help improve their city. Senators […]

  • Third snow storm in under two weeks covers the state

    ASHFORD – The third storm in two weeks has people across the state covered in the white stuff. This time around, the storm brought three different scenes across the state. In Tolland, plow drivers said they had it kind of easy. “No accidents yet. No spin outs. We’ve been local,” said Bryan York. He said the snow storm has him ready to change job titles. “Ready to get back on the mower and start mowing again,” he said. In Killingworth, […]

  • Tolland prepares for another round of snow

    TOLLAND – It’s almost starting to sound like a broken record. The state is getting ready for yet another snow storm—the third one in two weeks. Department of Transportation workers are pretreating roads. Over 600 snow plows will be on the roads during the storm and crews will be repairing power lines and clearing broken trees. The grocery stores are also running its usual drills. “It’s New England. People seem pretty sane. There’s bread, there’s milk. People aren’t crazy. It’s […]

  • Eversource preparing for yet another storm

    BERLIN – Eversource say they’re ready for the state’s third storm in just over a week. They want to know if you are too. Just from Wednesday’s storm, Eversource says  they’ve rehung over 114 miles of line and crews have repaired almost 400 broken poles around the state. They are also asking customers to prepare for the next storm later in the week. On their end, crews are prepositioned around the state in such a way that will make for […]

  • Malicious software hits Connecticut court system’s computers

    HARTFORD – The Connecticut court system said its computer system was infected by ransomware, a malicious software that can block access until a ransom is paid. A ransomware attack stalled the branch’s computer system rendering the network useless for several hours. The branch’s information technology division took steps to contain the infection. They released a statement saying: “Absolutely no private information was released as a result of this infection, no data was breached and no files have been lost.” Lon […]

  • Residents still without power after powerful nor’easter

    SIMSBURY – Close to 60,000 Eversource customers lost power after this weekend’s strong winter storm. As of Monday night, over 1,000 are still searching for the lights. “It’s been a long, cold weekend,” said Simsbury resident Sue Carlson. All nine houses in her cul-de-sac are still without power. Some residents were forced to move into hotels due to a lack of generators. “My wife went down to her aunt’s to take a shower yesterday. I’ve taken a cold shower. My […]

  • The future of Seaside State Park will be decided in Hartford

    WATERFORD – One conversation with Deborah Montana and she’ll have you convinced Waterford is the best place in Connecticut. “I love that it’s close to the train station, the ferry boats for Block Island, in between Boston and New York. It’s the perfect place,” says Montana. But if you ask her about its downside she’ll simply says Seaside State Park. “It’s a mess down there. It’s an absolute mess,” she says. Montana believes the reason for its decline is state […]

  • State lawmakers call on colleague to resign over inappropriate text messages

    HARTFORD   — A Connecticut state legislator was under pressure Thursday to resign because of a series of text messages he allegedly sent to a teenage girl in 2015. Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz called on Democratic State Rep. Angel Arce of Hartford to step down in a letter that was released publicly on Thursday, saying he had just become aware of the three-term lawmaker’s personal conduct. The Hartford Courant reports Arce had informed the speaker that the newspaper was seeking comment […]