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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: It’s not Why, it’s HOW?

Melissa in the Morning: It’s not Why, it’s HOW?

1. Senator Blumenthal addresses the crisis in Afghanistan and supports sending troops back in for evacuees. ((00:10))2. Newly elected Senator, Ryan Fazio, stopped by after winning the special election to share his goals while in office. ((13:06)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Covid Boosters: Do we need them?

Covid Boosters: Do we need them?

Dr. Browne says a booster shot is a good idea, but what if you are a J&J vaxxer? He gives his best recommendation and the changes to covid shot requirements. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Maren Sanchez Home Foundation

Melissa in the Morning: The Maren Sanchez Home Foundation

1. A foundation created after the death of Maren Sanchez is now joining sources with the Boys and Girls Club in Milford. Maren’s mom told us about the big announcement. ((00:10))2. The Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club shares what this foundation means to them and how it will benefit families who can’t…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Tough Decisions

Melissa in the Morning: The Tough Decisions

1. Five medical officials are urging the town of Fairfield to reinstate a mask mandate. First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick responds with why this isn’t political and not an easy decision. ((00:10))2. An update on high school sports and covid rules. We got the latest from CIAC Executive Director, Glenn Lungarini. ((14:37))3. The Lt. Governor came…Continue Reading

Cooking with Claud: Shrimp Scampi

Cooking with Claud: Shrimp Scampi

INGREDIENTS:- 2 tablespoons olive oil- 1/2 lb of raw shrimp- 2 leeks, white & light green parts- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock- 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt- 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest- 1/4 teaspoon salt- 1/4 teaspoon pepper- 3/4 lb pastaRECIPE:1. Cook shrimp then set aside to cool2. In separate pan, cook oil3. Cut leeks…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: “Filthy Rich”

Melissa in the Morning: “Filthy Rich”

1. Congressman Jim Himes comments on the Senate passed bill and what happens now. He also touched on taxes and who is considered the rich. ((00:00)) 2. Senator Richard Blumenthal had talked about the bill and taxing major corporations more. ((10:50))IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Mask Mandate or No?

Melissa in the Morning: Mask Mandate or No?

1. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe explains why they are encouraging masks but not mandating in town. ((00:10)) 2. Milford Mayor Ben Blake says nothing is changing…for now…((09:56)) 3. Dan Onofrio of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council talks about the impact of mask mandates on businesses. ((20:25)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Black Rock Bait & Tackle

Melissa in the Morning: Black Rock Bait & Tackle

Ryan King with Black Rock Bait and Tackle came on the show to preview the tournament. Ryan says you don’t necessarily need to be an avid fisher or even have a boat! Here’s why you should register and some tips on how to catch the biggest blue! IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Changes One Year Later

Melissa in the Morning: Changes One Year Later

1. One year after Tropical Storm Isaias, we want to know what’s changed for our utility companies. Eversource spokesman, Mitch Gross, gives us the latest data. ((00:10)) 2. After the recent accusations against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, we get tips on how to report harassment in the workplace. ((12:16)) 3. Part Two of “Friendships Post…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Infrastructure Deal

Melissa in the Morning: Infrastructure Deal

1. Congressman Jim Himes gave the latest on the infrastructure deal and if we are close to reaching an agreement. ((00:10)) 2. Education non-profit, RISE, shares a new report looking at remote learning and why it may not have been ALL bad for our kids afterall. ((07:18)) 3. The town of Stratford shared their mosquito…Continue Reading

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