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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: What these new Variants mean?

Melissa in the Morning: What these new Variants mean?

1. Dr. Browne talks about the new variants of covid and if the vaccine is effective? ((00:10)) 2. Senator Richard Blumenthal talks about the new executive orders and why he supports DC becoming its own state ((09:59)) 3. Luke Frey of the BBB talks about data cyber security and how to protect yourself. ((18:55)) 4.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Depression from Covid

Melissa in the Morning: Depression from Covid

1. Melissa looks at the tragic death of the Zappos CEO and if there was a way to help him before it was too late. ((00:10)) 2. Milford Mayor Ben Blake talks about the new partnership between the city and Yale NH Health ((07:54)) 3. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe gives a preview to his…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Shelton Tragedy

Melissa in the Morning: Shelton Tragedy

1. A library outbreak in Shelton sparks response from the mayor and questions about a recent massive party nearby. ((00:11)) 2. Having online etiquette, why it matters. Krista Carnes explains. ((15:17)) 3. Julius Dudics touches on what forgiveness is and why it ACTUALLY matters. ((24:00)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Governor Lamont talks vaccine news

Melissa in the Morning: Governor Lamont talks vaccine news

1. The governor answered questions about covid vaccine appointments & doses as well as reacts to the Trumbull super spreader party. ((00:00)) 2. State Senator Kevin Kelly explains the challenge of tax increases for the middle classes. ((13:49)) 3. There’s a brick campaign to help fund a longtime project in Fairfield. ((22:07)) 4. Cooking with…Continue Reading

Covid Vaccine Hotline and Visitation Rights

Covid Vaccine Hotline and Visitation Rights

Dr. Browne offers another option for people 75 years and older to book an appointment for their covid vaccine. Also, there were questions about returning to normalcy…when can grandparents hug their loved ones again after getting both shots? IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Where are the vaccines?

Melissa in the Morning: Where are the vaccines?

1. Senator Blumenthal hints that it’s going to be a challenge for President Biden to accomplish 100-million Americans getting the covid vaccine for the first 100 days. ((00:00)) 2. The latest questions on covid vaccine appointments and aftermath of the shots answered by Dr. Browne ((07:14)) 3. Gregg Dancho introduces new friends at the Beardsley…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Vaccination Sites

Melissa in the Morning: Vaccination Sites

1. Stamford’s mayor talks about covid vaccination sites and the trouble getting more doses. ((00:09)) 2. Ansonia’s mayor addresses 400 new apartments and a new police station. ((12:09)) 3. Julius Dudics talks about having a loving heart and understanding generational differences. ((19:17)) 4. Fran Mayko shares a new Triple A website that helps families transition…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Capitol Security

Melissa in the Morning: Capitol Security

1. Congressman Himes touches on Capitol changes since the riot and what next with the impeachment process. ((00:09)) 2. State Senator Kevin Kelly talks about the gas tax, tolls and health insurance problems in CT. ((07:48)) 3. Computers going to seniors in Stratford, CT. We learn about the digital dream project and how you can…Continue Reading

Covid vaccines and the new strain

Covid vaccines and the new strain

Dr. Fred Browne talks about the new strain of covid. How can we really be sure the new strain isn’t already widespread and how do you test for it? Also, we learn the latest on whether covid vaccine is a one time deal or like a flu shot…once a year. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Impeachment…now what?

Melissa in the Morning: Impeachment…now what?

1. Senator Richard Blumenthal talks about the Senate Trial for President Trump and an investigation into what led up to the DC riot. ((00:09)) 2. Dr. Browne talks about the new strain of covid and vaccine questions. ((12:24)) 3. The BBB talks about meal delivery services and what you should know before you order. ((18:39))…Continue Reading