Adaora Udoji

Adaora Udoji comes to The Takeaway from Court TV, where she serves as an anchor and trial correspondent. Previously, as a correspondent with ABC News and CNN, Udoji covered some of the most critical domestic and international stories of the past 15 years, including the last three presidential elections, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Udoji was part of the CNN team that earned a Peabody Award for its heralded coverage of Hurricane Katrina and was among those who contributed to the Tsunami Disaster coverage in South Asia that won the network a duPont-Columbia University Award.

Additionally, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences cited her for her coverage of the War in Afghanistan and she is a Woodrow Wilson National Fellow.

At ABC, Udoji served as a foreign correspondent based in London, filing reports from Europe, the Persian Gulf, the Middle East, and Central Asia. She also contributed to an ABC prime-time documentary about death row in 1997, which was recognized with a Cine Eagle award.

Udoji's writing has appeared on and She earned her bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from the University of Michigan and her law degree from UCLA School of Law. She lives in New York City with her husband, Ron Allen, who is a correspondent for NBC News.

More about The Takeaway

Adaora Udoji appears in the following:

Election Day 2008: Hour Two

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Daniel Moulthrop, from WCPN Cleveland Public Radio's "Sound of Ideas" public affairs show, talks about the swing state of Ohio,

Eduardo de Oliveira, reporter for the New England Ethnic Newswire at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and the Nashua Telegraph, as well as ...

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Q&A with Yale's Heather Gerken on the voting process and election reform

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken took your questions on the voting process and how to fix it, Friday, October 24, 2008, at 10 a.m. (Eastern).
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Series: Lives changed, three years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Read Senior Editor Femi Oke's notes on the series below. It's been three years since Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast and changed the lives hundreds of thousands of Am...
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Question of the day: When gas reaches $5 a gallon I will no longer ___________

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gas is now averaging $3.80 a gallon. John and Adaora are talking about how your habits have changed and how they might change as prices continue to rise. When gas reaches $5 a gallo...
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Monday's question of the day: What are the contradictions in your life?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Do you need a cigarette after telling the kids not to smoke? Or are you a New Yorker with an SUV? What are the contradictions in your life? Share your answer by clicking "get in the m...
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Question of the day: Myanmar's military is blocking aid. What should the United States do?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Up to 2.5 million Burmese were "severely affected" by last week's cyclone, but the ruling military junta is blocking the aid they need. What's the United States to do? What should we ...
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Question of the day: My day is not complete until I've _____ed online

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Facebook profiles, Wikipedia entries and millions of blogs about politics and technology and cats. We know you make them, but which Web sites command your time and contributions? Share your story by clicking "get in the mix", by emailing, or by calling our SpinVox line at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE. Then, ...

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What would you tax to fix your state's budget crisis?

Friday, May 09, 2008

December 19, 2008: The State of the States: Talking budget cuts with N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine and Wisc. Gov. James Doyle December 19, 2008: Steven Zelin, the Singing CPA, makes musi...
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My name is Adaora Udoji and I’m a news junkie

Monday, April 28, 2008

I’ve been one from the day I started talking. My parents tell me the first full sentence out of my mouth went like this: “do we have some bacon and eggs and toast for breakfast?” It...
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America’s Exit Poll

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji, hosts of WNYC and PRI’s special "America’s Exit Poll," are going straight to the voters this Super Tuesday to find out how America voted -- and why.

And you can take part in "America's Exit Poll" here! Tell John and Adaora the story ...

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Political Projections

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Now that we’re in midwinter, and local produce is pretty much limited to root vegetables - we find out how New York’s best chefs come up with fresh menus. Also: our Political Projections film series looks into how Hollywood has taken comic aim at politics. And to start ...