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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: Growing Bear Populations in CT

Melissa in the Morning: Growing Bear Populations in CT

A black bear was euthanized after it attacked a Chesire woman sitting in her backyard. It’s the most recent story of bear troubles in our state prompting a check-in with lawmakers. Senator Steve Harding outlined legislation that has passed in recent years to address the problem, but also explained why bear hunts need to be…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Zelle Fraud

Melissa in the Morning: Zelle Fraud

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking into peer-to-peer payment system Zelle and the growing number of scams on the platform. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations heard testimony Tuesday from the CEO of Early Warning Services, the company that runs the Zelle network. There was also testimony from executives with Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase,…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Closing a Chapter at the Zoo

Melissa in the Morning: Closing a Chapter at the Zoo

After more than 45 years at the Beardsley Zoo, Gregg Dancho is retiring. We had the opportunity to take a look back at the work he’s done at Connecticut’s only zoo, our state capitol and even in Washington DC to promote conservation. We also got a preview of the new CEO for the zoo, Dr.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Bridgeport Students Take Flight

Melissa in the Morning: Bridgeport Students Take Flight

Bridgeport made history!! It became the location for the first inner-city school in the US to offer the Tango Program and send students in the air in an aircraft THEY BUILT! We spoke with T (11:50), one of the Bassick High School students in the program, as well as her mentor, David (0:00), about the…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Ultimate Software Update Fail

Melissa in the Morning: The Ultimate Software Update Fail

Last week, a software update for Microsoft cloud services completely failed grounding planes, blocking news stations from broadcasting, preventing banks from accessing vital systems and more across the globe! Days later, there are still lingering problems. How do we avoid this in future? We spoke with our cybersecurity expert, Dr. Vahid Behzadan. Image Credit: ReutersContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Connecticut Insurance Commissioner

Melissa in the Morning: Connecticut Insurance Commissioner

We met Andrew Mais, President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and Connecticut’s Insurance Commissioner. We talked about his role in the state and asked about expensive health insurance plans. Will the prices ever drop, and will more carriers enter the marketplace? Image Credit: Getty ImagesContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: President Biden Drops Out

Melissa in the Morning: President Biden Drops Out

President Biden joins a short list of US presidents who opted not to run for reelection. This will be the first election since 1976 that there will not be a Bush, Clinton or Biden included on the ticket. We got reaction from Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes and asked if he would back Kamala Harris as…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Melissa in the Morning: Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

It’s not just your cell phone; lithium-ion batteries are used in basically any item you plug in to charge. From power tools and gardening tools to electronics and vehicles, these dangerous batteries are used for convenience. Unfortunately, there still isn’t a way to put a lithium-ion battery fire out or a way to prevent those…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Summer Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Summer Reading

According to state data from the 2022-23 school year, 54% of Connecticut’s total grade 3 level was not achieving on grade level on the Smarter Balance Assessment. Dr. Melissa Hickey, the state literacy director, explains the impact of reading to your kids as early as birth and how to better expose your kids to reading. Image…Continue Reading