Ike Ejiochi

Ike Ejiochi

Reporter

My High School superlative was, “Most Talkative.” Who would have thought I’d actually be able to parlay that into a career I love? Not me. I grew up in South Plainfield, New Jersey -- the heart of America!

Since the 4th grade, I walked around with a tune in my head and a saxophone in my hand. By the age of 23, I played in every jazz and R&B club in the Tri-State area and needed a change.

Through music, I learned the art of storytelling. After listening to some inspirational people, I applied that skill to journalism—a concentration I learned at William Paterson University and eventually Quinnipiac University for my master’s degree.

From there, I went on to report in Joplin, Missouri and Hartford, Connecticut covering everything from devastating floodwaters in Southwest Missouri to a Simsbury, Connecticut Catholic deacon who dedicated his life to social change after living through the death of Emmett Till—his family friend.

I’ve won some awards here and got nominated for a few more over there but the most important thing for me is the ability to tell stories that highlight the highs and lows of the human spirit.

It’s been a pleasure to call the DMV home! If you feel like you have a story that needs to be told, feel free to hit me up on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Let’s talk!

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Colleges across the board have officially begun their distance learning. The spread of COVID-19 has forced colleges and universities to reimburse parents and students for forcing students away from their dorms and meal halls. But Jordan Kanarek from CollegeWise says don’t expect this to be a trend.