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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: 100 Deadliest Days

Melissa in the Morning: 100 Deadliest Days

The “100 Deadliest Days” is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal crashes involving teen drivers are the highest. According to data, inn Connecticut, 151 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes from 2013 to 2022, resulting in 175 fatalities. More than 40% of those fatal crashes occurred during the “100 Deadliest…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Mental Health Sick Days

Melissa in the Morning: Mental Health Sick Days

Test Prep Insight, an online education company, conducted a survey among 3,000 parents, focusing on absences related to mental health. The study showed 71% of parents in Connecticut believe children should be allowed to take days off school for mental health reasons (compared to a national average of 73%). Is it OK to allow your kids to…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Dangerous Roads and Bad Behavior

Melissa in the Morning: Dangerous Roads and Bad Behavior

Connecticut lost Trooper First Class Pelletier last month after he was making a traffic stop on the highway. He did nothing wrong; he was pulling someone over to make sure they were safe. And the suspected driver responsible for the trooper death sped off. What can we take away from this tragedy and what is…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Heart of Marriage

Melissa in the Morning: The Heart of Marriage

We often hold many different views about what a marriage should be. In fact, husbands and wives might even have different views, not only about what a marriage should be but what their marriage really is. According to our marriage coach, the foundation of a marriage is its heart. The HEART of a marriage starts…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Riddled with Violations

Melissa in the Morning: Riddled with Violations

A new report revealed that the state-run Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven is rife with sexual abuse and other violations. How long has this been going on and who is to blame for allowing things to get so out of hand? We asked State Senate Minority Leader, Steve Harding, about the report and…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Success Village President

Melissa in the Morning: Success Village President

Since early May, WICC has been inundated with emails, phone calls and social media messages from residents of Success Village. They have been reporting no hot water for weeks, compounded with many units having no heat for months. We have pressed politicians on this problem on-air, including Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Governor Ned Lamont,…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Struggling Athletes

Melissa in the Morning: Struggling Athletes

Professional golfer, Grayson Murray, died by suicide this week. Despite his two PGA championship wins and his growing career, he was struggling under the surface and most people didn’t know it. That’s a similar story to a Fairfield Warde High School athlete,  Kevin Kuczo, who died by suicide three years ago. His family created a…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Trump Verdict

Melissa in the Morning: The Trump Verdict

Donald Trump is the first American President to stand trial and be found guilty in a criminal case. The New York jury has found him guilty on all 34 counts in his hush money case. Now what happens to the former president and what do American voters need to know ahead of the November election?…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Getting Kids on a Summer Schedule

Melissa in the Morning: Getting Kids on a Summer Schedule

As the 2023-24 school year comes to a close in the next few weeks, what can we do to get our kids on a new routine for the summer? We had our life organizational expert, Don Wetmore, back to get some tips on preparing for summer routines. He talked about the importance of “starting at…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Minding Motorcycles

Melissa in the Morning: Minding Motorcycles

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Department of Transportation shared safety tips for both motorcycle operators and drivers. But there are a lot of misconceptions people have about motorcycles, sharing the roads with them and detecting a licensed motorcycle operator from non-licensed, non-registered riders. We get insight from our motorcycle expert, Luis Valbuena,…Continue Reading