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.
One of the three Palestinian American students who were shot in a possible hate crime in Vermont is a student at Trinity College in Hartford. We spoke about the crime in one of the safest cities in the country with the top television news station in Vermont. Dom Amato, Assistant News Director with WCAX-TV, shared…Continue Reading
Did you know: cooking remains by far the leading cause of U.S. home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment? Ahead of Thanksgiving and holiday celebration, what should you do to avoid house fires? We spoke with Bridgeport Fire Chief Lance Edwards and Lt. Louie Santiago. (0:00) We have…Continue Reading
The Great American Vape Out is a different take on the annual Smoke Out set for this Thursday. We spoke with Fairfield CARES about this new campaign and the focus on vaping, especially with teens. (0:00) Data of more than 100 thousand Connecticut patients was stolen in a cyberattack on hospitals in Waterbury, Manchester and…Continue Reading
Across the country, we are dealing with a referee and umpire shortage, especially in high school sports. Why is that the case, what does the job entail and if you’re interested, how can you get involved? We spoke with Greg Horton, President of the Fairfield County Umpires Association. (0:00) Too many questions, not enough answers…that’s…Continue Reading
Beware of imposter scams regarding your energy provider. Jared Lawrence with Eversource shared what fraudsters are doing, what you need to be aware of and the purpose of Utilities United Against Scams. For more information: www.utilitiesunited.org (0:00) Were there bullying tactics used in the Fairfield first selectman race? We spoke about the division that seems…Continue Reading
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and his challenger John Gomes have agreed on a January 23rd date for a new Democratic primary. Bill Bloss, the attorney representing John Gomes in the absentee ballot fraud case, shares if this date works for his client and what to expect in the new year. (0:00) The parents who own…Continue Reading
Dr. Browne of Griffin Health called into Melissa in the Morning to talk about a variety of topics, starting off with the effects that the Canadian Wild Fires from earlier this year have had on some people, both short term and long term. Image Credit: ReutersContinue Reading
Scam Alert: scams targeting young adults have surpassed the ones targeting older adults. The Better Business Bureau explains how 18–24-year-olds are losing more money to scams compared to 65+ year olds and what to do to better protect yourself from fraudsters. (0:00) An estimated 6 million children in the U.S. will experience the death of…Continue Reading
National statistics prove we are way too reliant on our phones. Data shows: Americans check their phones 144 times per day — 89% of Americans say they check their phones within the first 10 minutes of waking up — 75% of Americans feel uneasy leaving their phone at home…you get the point! Counselor, Julius Dudics,…Continue Reading
A global poll was conducted by Gallup and it showed that out of the world’s one billion full-time workers, only 15% of people are engaged at work. That means a significant 85% of people are unhappy at their jobs. We did a four-week series called “Get Career Happy Connecticut” with career strategist, Julie Bauke. What…Continue Reading