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Melissa in the Morning is hosted by Melissa Sheketoff who gathers top news headlines locally and nationally to keep WICC listeners in the know, delivering the information that matters most to you.

Every week, enjoy live interviews from state leaders, business owners and local experts. Melissa has recently connected with Governor Ned Lamont, who has agreed to take YOUR questions bi-weekly on the show. Consistently, Melissa also talks to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and State Senator Tony Hwang. Local experts include infectious disease expert, Dr. Fred Browne of Griffin Health, Luke Frey from the Better Business Bureau, The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and Bridgeport Health Director Lisa Morrissey. 

Enjoy original weekly segments like “Community Inspiration,” “Marriage Advice” and “Crime on the Mind.” Community Inspiration highlights Connecticut residents who live normal lives doing extraordinary things. Every week, you can meet people of all ages who are inspiring their community and loved ones through their work, outlook on life, actions and good deeds. Marriage advice is a bi-weekly check-in with relationship consultant, Bob Donovan, who gives tips to a healthy marriage and perspective for couples to think about. Crime on the Mind features Lt. James Perez from the Fairfield Police Department, who travels around the country teaching crime prevention to other police departments. He gives us the top crimes happening right now and tips for the public to stay safe and be proactive. 

You’ll hear weather and traffic on the 6’s from our meteorologist Paul Piorek and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.

Recent posts

Melissa In The Morning: Connecticut’s Secret Out Of The Bag?

Melissa In The Morning: Connecticut’s Secret Out Of The Bag?

The Norwalk Independent Party Chair is getting involved in the Bridgeport mayoral race saga. We spoke with Lisa Brinton about her choice to endorse John Gomes and what she wants to see at the state level with voting changes. (0:00) The US Secret Service has University of Hartford on their recruitment radar for the first…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: The Effect Of Drugs On A Pregnancy

Melissa In The Morning: The Effect Of Drugs On A Pregnancy

Taking antidepressants like Prozac while pregnant can hinder a child’s brain development and possibly cause mental disorders later in life. That’s the findings in a new study published last week in the journal Nature Communications. Experts say antidepressants that raise serotonin levels can influence how the brain learns and adjusts. How accurate is this study…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: The Bother Of Banning A Book

Melissa In The Morning: The Bother Of Banning A Book

More and more Connecticut residents are spreading their wings and becoming bird enthusiasts. Miley Bull from CT Audubon Society shared tips on feeding birds in your backyard and which birds to keep an eye out for in our state. (0:00) The Goshen Public Library’s Board of Directors is scheduled to meet to discuss the decision…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: Eyes Up, Phones Away

Melissa In The Morning: Eyes Up, Phones Away

Should smartphones be eliminated in Connecticut classrooms? A pilot program to nix smartphones from certain middle schools, including in Stamford, is set to roll out next school year. Senator Ryan Fazio is behind that move and explains what lawmakers are looking to accomplish. (0:00) We do a deep dive into absentee balloting with CT Mirror…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: On The Docket

Melissa In The Morning: On The Docket

Should Connecticut adopt an electric vehicle mandate? We ask auto expert, Paul Miller, about the findings from automakers and dealerships here and across the country. (0:00) Should Connecticut expand the paid sick leave program to all companies, no matter how many employees are on the team? It may sound like a slam dunk idea but…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: Bi-Partisan For Heart

Melissa In The Morning: Bi-Partisan For Heart

The Hometown Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit charitable organization committed to raising money to support a broad range of programs that meet community needs, including emergency response personnel. This year, we found an entry very close to home at the top of the list for the foundation’s K9 grant. We met Easton police officer…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: Another Victory Parade Shooting

Melissa In The Morning: Another Victory Parade Shooting

It’s the third time in about a year; a shooting during a victory parade for a professional sports team. Kansas City Chiefs had their parade this week and gunfire erupted in the crowd killing one person and injuring dozens. Gary MacNamara joined the show to talk about attending these events and whether these sports parades…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: Measles And Alaskapox

Melissa In The Morning: Measles And Alaskapox

Melissa spoke to Dr. Browne of Griffin Health about a multitude of topics. Some of which include the return of diseases like the measles and bubonic plague, as well as a new disease that recently claimed the life of an elderly man, Alaskapox. They also talked about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention easing…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: 100 Things to Do in Connecticut Before You Die

Melissa In The Morning: 100 Things to Do in Connecticut Before You Die

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Last week, we shared some shocking national statistics to help understand the importance of modeling and discussing healthy relationships with our kids. But how do we create healthier unions with our partners? Counselor, Julius Dudics, shared the details behind The Five Love Languages. (0:00) How important is it…Continue Reading

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