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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: The Northern Lights in Connecticut

Melissa in the Morning: The Northern Lights in Connecticut

Earlier this month, a super rare geomagnetic storm happened making the Aurora visible even here in Connecticut! David Mestre of Science You May Not Know talked about the May 10th Northern Lights event seen across the northeast. We also compared it to the “Carrington Event” of September 1 to 2, 1859 when the Aurora was…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Success Village Fail

Melissa in the Morning: Success Village Fail

For about a week now, Melissa has been inundated with calls from WICC listeners who live in Success Village. This is a 900+ unit apartment complex with aging boilers impacting heat and hot water. Residents have reported having no hot water for 10 days despite news outlets reporting the problem would be resolved earlier this…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: State Police in Studio

Melissa in the Morning: State Police in Studio

Wrong-way crashes, click it or ticket and more motorcycles on our roadways. We talked with Connecticut State Police in studio about driver behavior and statistics for our highway incidents. Sgt. Christine Jeltema and Sgt. Luke Davis stopped in studio to share what they are seeing in recent years and what drivers need to know once…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Next Generation’s Mental Health

Melissa in the Morning: The Next Generation’s Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we wanted to focus specifically on our kids and grandchildren. What can parents and grandparents do to ensure that our kids and grandkids develop healthy mental health. What are the signs and symptoms that indicate our children are at risk? Counselor, Julius Dudics, weighs in on the conversation…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Can we do More?

Melissa in the Morning: Can we do More?

Wrong-way crashes are becoming more and more of a normality on our state highways. While the Department of Transportation continues to address the problem with updated detection systems on highway exit ramps, is there more we could do right now? We got perspective from Gary MacNamara, who talked about signage along the highway, not just…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Don’t Assume the Interview is Over

Melissa in the Morning: Don’t Assume the Interview is Over

So, you passed the interview, landed the job and are an official member of the team at work. That doesn’t mean your attitude and reputation around the office means nothing. Career strategist, Julie Bauke, shares the fifth and final mistake the average worker makes and helps us become more socially aware at work. Image Credit:…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Summer Safety for Fido

Melissa in the Morning: Summer Safety for Fido

We introduced a new veterinarian to our morning show audience: Dr. Barbara Mangold of Mt. Pleasant Hospital for Animals in Newtown. As we get into the warmer months and summer season, vets get busier with pet inquiries. We talked about noise/fireworks, ticks and fleas, overheating dangers, toxicity outdoors and keeping dogs hydrated. IMAGE CREDIT: Melissa…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Mammogram 101

Melissa in the Morning: Mammogram 101

May is Women’s Health Month and recently, new guidelines for breast cancer screenings were released dropping the recommended age from 50 to 40 to get a mammogram. We talked about the change with Dr. Susan Boolbol. She works in Breast Surgical Oncology for Nuvance Health which operates Norwalk and Danbury hospitals. For more information: https://www.nuvancehealth.org/health-tips-and-news/breast-screenings-and-imaging-tests Image…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Human Rights and the 2024 Session

Melissa in the Morning: Human Rights and the 2024 Session

We continue to look at the aftermath of the 2024 legislative session. We spoke with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to discuss what did and DID NOT pass impacting the average Connecticut resident. Mike Roberts outlined the service dogs and hairdresser bills that passed as well as the bills surrounding artificial intelligence and…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Legality for New Paid Sick Time CT Law

Melissa in the Morning: Legality for New Paid Sick Time CT Law

One of the most controversial bills to get passed and signed into law this year was the expansion of the paid sick leave program. It now mandates all Connecticut employers to offer five paid sick days to all employees, regardless of company size. We wanted to understand the legalities around this change and how employers…Continue Reading

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