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Ike Ejiochi is a general assignment reporter for FOX61.

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
  • Crumbling foundations found in Tolland municipal school building

    TOLLAND — Jeffery McCoutcheon has two daughters enrolled at Birch Grove Primary School in Tolland. He’s not worried about their safety rather, he’s concerned about something else. “It’s a very nice building. From the inside they’ve done a nice job keeping it up. I would hate to see the school have to shutter before its useful live ends,” he says. The building’s foundation is showing signs of deterioration. It’s an issue that’s been haunting thousands of Connecticut homes. It’s a […]

  • Hamilton opens in Hartford to eager fans

    HARTFORD – The Bushnell Theater sold out Tuesday night for its first showing of Hamilton, the hit Broadway play. Connecticut residents appear to be extremely excited for the opportunity to watch the show. “I was like thinking, ‘Oh my God I have to go to New York. That`s such a trip.’ But now that it’s coming to Bushnell I was super excited and I wanted to get tickets so badly,” says West Hartford resident Molly Lerner. The show will run […]

  • National Guard members return home

    HARTFORD — A special welcome home ceremony Tuesday at the State Armory in Hartford. National Guard members are returning home after spending months overseas. This past September, 70 service members of the Connecticut Army National Guard`s 143Rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned home. These guardsmen were deployed to Poland in order to provide logistical support throughout europe. This was the unit`s fourth deployment. Previously they deployed to Bosnia, Iraq and Kuwait.  

  • Plainville police need help finding suspect who is spreading sharp nails on roads

    PLAINVILLE – William Vivier works at Anthony’s Service Station in Plainville and does a lot of service jobs, but recently, he’s been focusing on one specific part: tires. “Just Monday, just starting off the week we had about three cars with nails in it,” said Vivier. His shop has dozens of damaged tires piled up in the back of their shop. They’re getting damaged due to sharp screws on the roads. Lt. Peterson of the Plainville Police Department believes it’s no […]

  • West Hartford celebrates Hanukkah with 11th annual event

    WEST HARTFORD – The 11th annual Hanukka Blue Back celebration began Sunday night with live music, food, vendors and the lighting of a large, 8-foot Menorah made out of ice. Most importantly, people say they mostly come for each other. “I love the sense of community. It`s great to see so many people here,” says Canton resident Katia Brandao. “With everything that`s going on right now it`s just nice to see people getting along and enjoying themselves and just the […]

  • MDC proposes rate hikes for Greater Hartford Area

    HARTFORD – For the second time, community members are voicing their concerns about a proposed rate hike from the Metropolitan District Commission for 2019. According to MDC, the proposed increase was developed in accordance with EPA guidelines for projected wastewater usage rates for the upcoming year. The proposed hikes will raise water and sewer bills while some homeowners may even see an uptick on their property taxes. The 2019 proposed budget includes a 13.2 percent spending increase, a water bill […]

  • Nativity scene sparks controversy in Bethel

    BETHEL — Talk to any resident in Bethel and it won’t be long until they bring up their nativity scene. The community pays for it and town leaders said it’s been a part of the community for over 50 years. “There is a long-standing policy and procedure in place that allows people to run a craft fair and so on and so forth,” said Bethel first selectman Matthew Knickerbocker. He said others have tried to put up different scenes or […]

  • West Hartford women qualify for 2019 World Cup

    WEST HARTFORD – Chantelle and Allyson Swaby are making history. “Six months ago I never thought that anything like this would ever happen. It honestly happened so quickly,” said Chantelle. The 20 and 20-year-old sisters will be one of the first to do something no one has ever done before. They’ll be going to the 2019 world Cup in France. The sisters will be representing Jamaica as the first women’s Caribbean team to ever qualify for the World Cup. Their […]

  • City crews prepare for ‘Little Manchester Road Race’

    MANCHESTER — All day Friday, and into the night, Manchester’s DPW crews were busy at work clearing streets and sidewalks ahead of the Little Manchester Road Race. Thayer Redman is the man behind the race and he too has been preparing all day. “We want to include the younger kids and kind of give them a feel for it,” said Redman. The Little Manchester Road Race is a little different than its bigger counterpart. It’ll have a 50-yard dash for […]

  • School responds to Anti-Semitism in West Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD — Parents are demanding answers after a girl was allegedly harassed for being Jewish inside Hall High School. The school district isn’t confirming any specifics but the school’s principal responded through a letter to parents saying: “The Hall administration investigated acts of anti-semitism. These acts go against every core belief and value at Hall. The acts were brought to our attention, investigated and handled in accordance with the student code of conduct.” Community members however, feel more needs […]