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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: Aquarium in Hot Water

Melissa in the Morning: Aquarium in Hot Water

1. Seaquest has been cited again by the USDA. We learned what happened and why animal advocates are still fighting to shut it down in Trumbull and across the country. ((00:10))2. Crime on the Mind: part one of spam messages on your phone ((13:40))3. Is Europe making a big shift following the Russian attack in…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Budget Battle

Melissa in the Morning: Budget Battle

1. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is offering to increase education spending by 500-thousand-dollars in the upcoming fiscal year. This comes after continuous battle over the city budget. City Council President Aidee Nieves gave us the latest on the controversy. ((00:10))2. Two weeks ago, President Biden announced more aid to Ukraine. Congressman Himes told us what’s…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Mental Health on College Campuses

Melissa in the Morning: Mental Health on College Campuses

1. As we continue to talk about Mental Health Awareness Month, we touched on college campuses and law enforcement officials. Gary MacNamara with Sacred Heart weighed in on both. ((00:10))2. Democrats tried and failed on Wednesday to push forward legislation to guarantee abortion rights nationwide. The bill was authored by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, who…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Sikorsky Master Plan

Melissa in the Morning: The Sikorsky Master Plan

1. The CAA has gotten the green light from the Bridgeport Airport Commission to buy Sikorsky Airport. We got the master plan in the works from Ct Airport Authority CEO, Kevin Dillon. ((00:10))2. The fitbit murder trial has a verdict and we want to talk about how technology is taking over the courtroom. Legal expert,…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Stratford Teachers Rally

Melissa in the Morning: Stratford Teachers Rally

1. The proposed education budget in Stratford could lead to job cuts, program eliminations and even a school closure. That’s what the superintendent says. We spoke with Michael Fiorello, President of the Stratford Education Association. ((00:10))2. Hepatitis cases are on the rise among young children in Connecticut. Family physician, Dr. Syed, told us what’s happening…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: What about Stratford?

Melissa in the Morning: What about Stratford?

1. The Bridgeport Airport Commission agreed to have the CAA buy Sikorsky Airport, despite a higher offer and years of inquiries from the town of Stratford. Mayor Laura Hoydick shared the town’s proposal and her thoughts on the commission’s decision. ((00:10))2. A new program connect minority-owned business to Hartford Healthcare. We learned about the Diversity…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Wrap up for Session 2022

Melissa in the Morning: Wrap up for Session 2022

1. We asked Governor Lamont your latest state questions and did a wrap up from the legislative session since it ended earlier this week. ((00:10))2. Lawmakers say $1.2 billion dollars could have gone back to the taxpayers if not for federal regulations. Senator Kelly says that’s not true and shared why he is disappointed with…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Roe v. Wade

Melissa in the Morning: Roe v. Wade

1. Senator Blumenthal is pressing the Supreme Court to stop from reversing Roe v. Wade. We learned what the direct change would mean for Connecticut and the country if it disappears. ((00:10))2. After the inspector general report trashed portions of Medicare Advantage plans, we spoke with a local broker to hear the other side of…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Tick-borne Diseases

Melissa in the Morning: Tick-borne Diseases

It’s tick season and Connecticut officials say a man in Windham County was confirmed to have contracted Powassan virus.  The disease is rare, but can attack the nervous system, causing loss of coordination, difficulty speaking and seizures. Dr. Browne told us what we need to be aware of and how to avoid a tick bite. …Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Stroke Awareness Month

Melissa in the Morning: Stroke Awareness Month

1. May is National Stroke Awareness Month and we checked in with Nuvance Health neurologist, Dr. Wright about prevention and signs of a stroke. ((00:10))2. The American Red Cross is sounding the alarm in New Haven. We got the details on their smoke alarm program and why you should make a fire escape plan. ((12:4))3.…Continue Reading

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