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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 chief meteorologist Bill Jacquemin and our traffic reporter Kellie Quinn.

Recent posts

Melissa in the Morning: Crack down on fentanyl

Melissa in the Morning: Crack down on fentanyl

1. Governor Lamont did his bi-weekly chat discussing emergency powers, covid data and efforts to crack down on fentanyl. ((00:10))2. Senate Republicans have proposed new ways to tackle fentanyl use in our state. Senator Kelly explains. ((11:53))3. Speaking about fentanyl, what can be addressed on the national level about fentanyl? Congressman Himes gives his input.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Tackling Mental Health

Melissa in the Morning: Tackling Mental Health

1. Senate Republicans are proposing ways to better address the mental health crisis in our state. Senator Tony Hwang led the way in this effort and shared the biggest takeaways. 2. Senator Blumenthal went on a tour of a Danbury prison to check on covid conditions and staffing shortages. But he was blocked from several sections…why?3.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Stealth Omicron

Melissa in the Morning: The Stealth Omicron

Dr. Browne addresses the latest variant…cousin? The stealth omicron variant has been detected in Connecticut and we get the latest on that. Plus, we talked about government data on covid patients and positive tests.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Jessica Darrow

Melissa in the Morning: Jessica Darrow

Jessica Darrow voices the character Luisa in the hit animated Disney movie, Encanto. The movie released into theaters in November, but since streaming on Disney+, millions of women have taken to social media admiring the character and her hit song in the movie, “Surface Pressure.” Jess told us about landing the job, working through the…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Common Social Security Questions

Melissa in the Morning: Common Social Security Questions

1. Social Security field offices in southern Connecticut don’t appear likely to open until March 30 or later. That means getting good information on even the most commonly asked questions isn’t available. Webster Phillips with the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare answers your questions. ((00:10)) 2. The Holiday Inn is up for…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Fake News? Don’t Be Fooled!

Melissa in the Morning: Fake News? Don’t Be Fooled!

1. It’s National News Literacy Week and we tackle disinformation. Social media consultant, Krista Carnes, talks about misinformation being spread online. ((00:10))2. Nuvance Health is one of a selected few sites in the United States enrolling participants in a study evaluating the ketogenic diet in people with advanced pancreatic cancer. Dr. Richard Frank tells about…Continue Reading

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