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 CNN.com and Essence.com. 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.