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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: Tackling Anti-Semitism at School

Melissa in the Morning: Tackling Anti-Semitism at School

Earlier this month, a swastika was found and removed from a high school girls’ locker room in Fairfield. It’s the latest report of antisemitic acts made on school campuses in Connecticut. We spoke with the Anti-Defamation League in Connecticut to talk about reports of hate incidents, why there’s been such an uptick of incidents from…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Connecticut Beach Report

Melissa in the Morning: Connecticut Beach Report

A new report looks at the health of our beaches along Long Island Sound. According to Sound Health Explorer, which conducted the study, the analysis shows how Sound beaches rank when measured against the criteria for safe swimming and indicates how wet or dry weather influences these conditions. Sound Health Explorer is a project of…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Red Pandas

Melissa in the Morning: Red Pandas

The Beardsley Zoo is welcoming a new furry face to the campus. 10-month-old Dorji joins 14-year-old Berry in the Natt Family Red Panda habitat. We found out about Dorji’s story and how he ended up at Connecticut’s only zoo.IMAGE CREDIT: Jack BradleyContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Boater Safety Week

Melissa in the Morning: Boater Safety Week

The most recent data from the US Coast Guard shows more than four thousand boat accidents in America during the 2022 calendar year. Those incidents reportedly involved 636 deaths, thousands of injuries and tens of millions of dollars in damages. This week is National Boater Safety Week and we wanted to talk about the basics…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Nightmares and Lupus?

Melissa in the Morning: Nightmares and Lupus?

A new study suggests vivid nightmares could be an early indicator of an autoimmune disease like lupus. Researchers at the University of Cambridge and King’s College London found there was a link between nightmares and the onset of hallucinations in some lupus patients. The researchers found over 60-percent of lupus patients in their survey who…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Melissa in the Morning: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

According to national data, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Skin cancer is still the most common cancer in the US and worldwide. And ahead of the summer season with more people exposed to the sun, May is skin cancer awareness month. We spoke with Hartford HealthCare’s Dr.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Hurricane Season Prep

Melissa in the Morning: Hurricane Season Prep

Expert weather forecasters are projecting a significant number of dangerous storms this year. The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane season is predicted to bring 24 named storms, 11 of which could become hurricanes, and six of which could reach Category 3 or stronger. This is far beyond the 30-year average and notably above the storms we had…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Support Local this Memorial Day Weekend

Melissa in the Morning: Support Local this Memorial Day Weekend

This week, the pizza makers from Pepe’s Modern, Sally’s and many other area favorites boarded a charter Avelo flight to Washington DC to declare New Haven as the pizza capital of the U.S. It comes one week after the state launched a new marketing plan to highlight our state’s oyster industry (CT Oyster Trail.) We…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Pageant Queens & Mental Health

Melissa in the Morning: Pageant Queens & Mental Health

Some major national news broke this month when Miss USA and Miss Teen USA resigned from their positions within days of one another. We learned mental health played a huge role in the unexpected announcements. And during Mental Health Awareness Month this month compounded with the pageant news, we thought it was great timing to…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: National EMS Week

Melissa in the Morning: National EMS Week

This week, we honor our EMS workers! In recent years, we have struggled to fill EMS positions in our state, including in Easton. We spoke with Chief of Service and Vice President for Easton EMS, Jon Arnold, about methods they’ve used to attract and retain workers, training opportunities, ideal candidates to join the team and…Continue Reading