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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
  • Mass. man faces over 50 charges after three bodies were found inside home

    SPRINGFIELD —  A Massachusetts man was indicted Thursday on 52 counts after three bodies were found inside his home earlier this year. The Hampden County Grand Jury indicted Stewart Weldon on 52 counts including: Three counts of murder Eight counts of strangulation Nine counts of aggravated rape Two counts of rape Five counts of aggravated kidnapping Four counts of kidnapping Two counts of assault to rape The charges stem from a traffic stop on May 27, 2018, by  Springfield Police Department […]

  • Hayes wins over Glassman in Fifth Dist.; Santos wins in GOP race

    HARTFORD — A celebrated teacher has defeated the party-endorsed candidate in the Democratic primary for a Connecticut U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who acknowledged mishandling sexual harassment complaints in her Washington, D.C., office. In Tuesday’s primary, 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes bested former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman. If elected in November, Hayes would become the first black woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. The 45-year-old educator from Wolcott has attracted significant out-of-state […]

  • Preview: Race for governor; 5th congressional district

    HARTFORD —  It’s the final push for candidates before voters head to the polls. Everyone will be watching the primary in the governor’s race. It’s the top office in Connecticut politics and since Governor Malloy chose not to run for re-election, it’s up for grabs. Another race to watch is the Fifth Congressional District, where representative Elizabeth Esty will no longer run. Republican Party members will also decide on who will challenge U.S. Senator Chris Murphy in November. Click here […]

  • New Haven city officials will put up traffic signs at dangerous city intersection

    NEW HAVEN — It was a shocking scene. On Monday, two kids were struck by a car at the intersection of First Street and Howard Avenue in New Haven. The kids were taken to an area hospital where they have since been released and recovering with their families. The kids were coming from Hope Academy Day Care. Georgia Goldburn who works there, said change needs to happen. “We feel very strongly that we need to have a stoplight here,” she […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: State tells City of Ansonia to pay funds back to Board of Ed.

    ANSONIA — Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti has a simple message for the Board of Education. “They think that we should give them the $600,000 and I say no,” he says. For months both sides have been battling over the funds. Earlier this year, Ansonia board of alderman voted to strip the funds from the board of education’s budget claiming the state gave them more money than expected and that the city should be able to take some back. But those […]

  • Southington police warn community members about purse snatchers

    SOUTHINGTON – The suspect was caught in the act. Southington police releasing surveillance video from inside a Stop and Shop. The footage shows a suspect walking up to an unsuspecting shopper and stealing her wallet right out of her purse. It was one of many incidents over the past week and a half, that has Southington police officers needing to warn the public. “Southington is a great town. Love it. But it can happen anywhere. You just got to keep […]

  • Sterling man sentenced to 40 years for stabbing, beating death of teen

    DANIELSON – A 20-year old Sterling man has been sentenced for  stabbing and beating a Sterling teen to death in 2016, and then trying to hide the body. FOX61’s Ike Ejiochi was in court today when Kevin Weismore was sentenced to 40 years for the murder of 18-year-old Todd “TJ” Allen plus 5 years for tampering with evidence. The sentences will be served concurrently. Investigators said Weismore lured Allen to a bicycle path in Sterling with an offer to sell him marijuana, […]

  • Firefighters battling warehouse fire in Waterbury

    WATERBURY —  Firefighters are currently battling a warehouse fire at 737 Bank Street, according to Waterbury Fire Department Chief David Martin. At this time, it is unknown if any injuries were reported. No other details were released. FOX61 will provide updates as soon as they become available.

  • Kidnapping suspect arrested in New Britain; two teen girls targeted

    NEW BRITAIN — Police said they arrested a man who  attempted to kidnap two teens, briefly taking one of them. New Britain police said around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, they were called to Black Rock Avenue for a reported kidnapping. Police said two teen girls, ages 14 and 15, said they were walking on Black Rock Avenue when a man in a SUV asked them for sex in exchange for money. Police said he then forced the 14-year-old into his vehicle and […]

  • Veterans get honored for their service in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN – Veterans of WWII, The Vietnam War and the Korean War were the focus of New Haven city leaders Friday morning. An medal ceremony was held inside New Haven’s city hall to recognize their sacrifices and service. “And I won’t forget the words of President Obama when he said they left as boys and they returned as men. But when you see the sacrifice that they made it really is overwhelming,” said Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. The celebration came […]