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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
  • Championship boxer dedicates his title fight to a Branford boy who died in a drainage pipe

    NEW HAVEN — Jimmy Williams will be doing more than defending his WBC title on August 26th. “The kid was a true soldier. We used to throw around the football sometimes,” says jimmy Williams. He’s talking about Ben Callahan. Last month the 10-year-old was swimming in a culvert with his brothers near the Branford River. He was drawn into a drainage pipe and couldn’t get out. His brothers called the police, but it was too late. Ben died in the […]

  • Southington police receive 10 reports of car break-ins over the weekend

    SOUTHINGTON — Southington Police say they received 10 reports of car break-ins just this past weekend including one attempt that was captured on video. Police said  two additional reports of stolen vehicles happened over the same amount of time. Video from Michael Cavallaro showed someone trying to enter a Ford Fusion. Police say these incidents happened at the southwest portion of town. They’re crimes that have been happening all over the state in recent months. but officers say there are simple […]

  • ‘Stand With Charlottesville’ rallies take place all across Connecticut

    NEW HAVEN — Hundreds gathered on the New Haven Green Sunday to stand against white supremacy in the United States. “This is a moment where we can take our energy and take our experience and combine it with those good people in Virginia and let them know that we’re thinking about them and we’re ready to act as well.,” says Connecticut state comptroller Kevin Lembo. He joined several others in denouncing the acts that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday […]

  • Hamden leaders propose ban on public smoking

    HAMDEN — Several town leaders feel smoking shouldn’t be allowed in Hamden–and they may have the legislation to back it. Monday night, council members and Hamden residents discussed an amendment to a 2016 piece of legislation that would expand an already in place ban on smoking in public places. The legislation would give the Mayor’s Office the power to dictate what constitutes a public place. “This is a seizure of power,” says Hamden Republican Minority Leader Marjorie Bonadies who feels […]

  • Major construction in New Britain begins Monday

    NEW BRITAIN — The landscape of the Hardware city will be changing for the better. A $2.1 million dollar road project aimed at repaving several streets will begin on Monday.  More than 45 streets, totaling over nine miles of road will be milled and paved over the next eight weeks. City workers will also be sealing up cracks on several other city streets, a move Mayor Erin Stewart says will save New Britain money in the long run. “That’s just […]

  • Fairfield Police install carbon monoxide detectors in police SUVs

    FAIRFIELD — Police officers across the country have been passing out behind the wheel of Ford Police Utility Vehicles because of carbon monoxide poising. The latest case was this week in Auburn, Mass. near Worcester. Last week, the city of Austin, Texas, pulled all 446 Ford Explorers from its police fleet after detecting potentially dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the vehicles. The Fairfield Police Department doesn’t want to wait and see if they have this problem. “We just used this […]

  • A man is suing the town of East Haven for $30 million dollars after they shut down his business

    EAST HAVEN — John Patton has had enough with East Haven’s Town Hall. “What they’ve done is illegal to us and it’s wrong,” says Patton. He owns Farm River Rock which is a Bluestone Quarry that also specializes in Stone and Gravel. He leased it in 2013 with a partner and officially bought it three years later. Patton claims it was at this time when issues began to happen with town hall. East Haven law gives tax exemptions to manufacturing […]

  • Norwalk mother who sought refuge in church to avoid deportation, has been granted emergency stay

    NEW HAVEN —  Norwalk mother who sought refuge in a church, filed two motions where an emergency stay was granted. NURY CHAVARRIA filed two motions. An emergency motion to stay WAS GRANTED #Fox61 — Ike Ejiochi (@IkeEjiochi) July 26, 2017 Nury Chavarria has been staying inside the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church in New Haven, where she has received sanctuary since last Thursday. That was the day she was supposed to depart the United States on a flight from Newark, NJ to her native Guatemala. A source […]

  • New Fairfield family man crushed over possible deportation

    NEW FAIRFIELD — Joel and Samantha Colindres say life is about the memories you make. They both met while working at a restaurant and quickly fell in love. “My face gets red and like the butterflies in your stomach. Then that pit in your stomach when you see someone, holy cow,” said Samantha, as she reminisced about the moment she first saw her now-husband, Joel. The two later got married and had two kids. “It’s amazing how much you can love kids,” […]

  • Church leaders form program to combat gun violence in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — A New Haven church is responding after a recent string of gun violence claimed the lives of the city’s youth. Pastor Charles Henry Brewer III of New Trinity Temple Church has formed a mentor group called the Joshua Generation Clergy Association. 14-year Tyrick Keyes died in the hospital days after being shot in New Haven last weekend. A week later, a 13-year old was also shot in the leg. Services for Keyes will be Bethel AME, 255 Golf St. New Haven. […]