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Ike Ejiochi is excited to join Fox 61 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’s 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
  • Community members want answers after video surfaces from teenagers death

    BRIDGEPORT — “It’s horrible,” says Bridgeport resident Jorge Cruz. A common sentiment after a video was posted to Twitter showing Jayson Negron’s final moments after a police involved shooting. “The pain of seeing the child laying on the street. Not getting no medical attention. It was just not right, especially for the amount of hours that people could see,” says Cruz. Last Tuesday, state police say Negron pinned 30-year-old James Boulay with a reported stolen car, forcing Boulay to fire […]

  • A Bridgeport DJ eases tensions in the community after a deadly week

    BRIDGEPORT — Darrell Baskin knew he had to do something to fix his community. Baskin, a lifelong Bridgeport resident, was experiencing what several other community members were feeling — stress. His community just finished living through a week where Jayson Negron attended. Negron was shot and killed Tuesday by Patrolman James Boulay when the stolen car he was driving struck an officer. Baskin felt it was time to take matters into his own hands. Baskin works at a local Dunkin’ […]

  • Groups, community leaders working to address violence in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT — Several community leaders and representatives with the Bridgeport chapter of the NAACP discussed ways to make their community a safer place. The organizations feel addressing the city’s school system should be the first task at hand. Bridgeport’s superintendent Dr. Aresta Johnson sent out several grief councilors to the school Jayson Negron attended. Negron was shot and killed Tuesday by Patrolman James Boulay when the stolen car he was struck an officer.  Johnson also meets with Bridgeport police officers […]

  • Vigil held in Bridgeport for teen who died in officer-involved shooting

    BRIDGEPORT — It was more than just a vigil for 15-year-old Jayson Negron Wednesday night. The teen was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday after state police said he pinned an officer with his car. The officer used lethal force after he said he felt his life was in danger. Hundreds filled Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport Wednesday to morn the loss of another Bridgeport life. “We gotta stop this blood from being shed,” cried one community member. Hundreds of […]

  • Branford mother gets help with her son’s bullying from unexpected places

    BRANFORD — Alicia Mullen’s son, Cash has been getting bullied since he was in kindergarten. Mullen says it’s gotten worse ever since her husband, former Deputy Chief Ron Mullen committed suicide in 2015. “They’re saying things to him like jump in front of a train and you should go kill yourself like your dad,” says Mullen. Upset by the constant bullying, Mullen called the superintendent to voice her concerns. After her call, she requested a sit down meeting with the […]

  • Team 26 returns home after 4 day ride to remember Sandy Hook victims

    NEWTOWN – Team 26 returned home Sunday to cheers and applause. The group rode into town after four days on the road. Team 26 is a group of cyclists who joined together after the Sandy Hook Tragedy, in honor of the 26 victims. They ride and rally to raise awareness on gun violence, while pushing Congress to pass stricter gun control laws, which they say would make Americans safer. The cyclists left the nation’s capitol on Thursday on their way to Newtown. “It was raining as […]

  • Derby father scheduled to be deported, granted 30 day stay

    DERBY —   A father of four who has lived in the U.S. for 25 years and was set to be deported Thursday, was granted a 30 day stay by ICE. After facing deportation for the past five years, Barrios was granted an extra 30 days after receiving a personal call from Senator Blumenthal. “The only word I can tell everybody is God bless you,” says Barrios. “I know you believe in Jesus and that’s why you came to help us.” Barrios entered the United […]

  • Bristol community holds a vigil for child run over by father

    BRISTOL — For the first time, the father who police say ran over his toddler in the family’s driveway, spoke out since his child’s untimely death. “Thank you from my wife and my self for all coming out,” says the father. “And thank you for helping and just being here for us. It’s making it a lot easier.” The father spoke at a vigil organized by several neighbors. Over a hundred community members came out to support the family through an […]

  • Several Trinity College students injured after group of teens crash campus party

    HARTFORD — A group of about two dozen teens crashed a party on the campus of Trinity College and left several students with injuries. According to a statement from the school, around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night about 20 to 25 teenagers, who were not from the college, entered a fraternity party on the grounds near St. Anthony Hall. According to officials, when students at the event asked the group to leave, several Trinity students were assaulted by members of the group. A student, […]

  • Montville students tweet President Trump in hope of a meeting

    OAKDALE —  A group of students at Montville High School are resorting to Twitter in hopes of sending a message to the White House. And with that, the Montville High students hope a tweet aimed at President Trump will gain his attention in time for his visit to the US Coast Guard Academy on May 17th for a commencement address. Montville civics teacher George Dawe has been answering a lot of his students’ questions since the 2016 presidential election. He figured the best […]

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