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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.

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Melissa in the Morning: College Athlete Trend

Melissa in the Morning: College Athlete Trend

1. Several college athletes have taken their lives and mental health is being looked at for all cases. Dr. Andre Newfield with St. V’s talked about what could be happening and how to combat the problem. ((00:10))2. A New York Times article recently sounded the alarm on Medicare Advantage plans. We spoke with the President…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Somebody’s Watching Me

Melissa in the Morning: Somebody’s Watching Me

1. How do you know you’re being followed or tracked? We talked to Lt. Perez about Apple Air Tags and general ways to be aware of stalkers. ((00:10))2. The budget is being voted on today, but how much prep do lawmakers have in deciding whether it passes or gets sent back for review? Senators Bob…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: A Report Card on Buses

Melissa in the Morning: A Report Card on Buses

1. An Ohio bus got flipped on its side and the kids on board went flying! We asked CREC Director of Operations about the buses in CT and how safe they are. ((00:10))2. Another deadly domestic violence incident claimed the life of a young mom. Apparently, there is some state data that more kids are…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Measles Cases on the Rise

Melissa in the Morning: Measles Cases on the Rise

As if COVID isn’t enough to worry about, now measles cases are soaring. They’re up 79-percent around the world. The United Nations warns this could trigger larger outbreaks of other diseases this year, affecting millions of children. Dr. Browne tells us why numbers are up and what we can do to combat the problem.  IMAGE…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Kevin’s Afterglow

Melissa in the Morning: Kevin’s Afterglow

1. A new non-profit made its debut on WICC. A Fairfield dad shared his son’s story that led to the creation of Kevin’s Afterglow. Learn how it brings awareness and dialogue to mental health illnesses. ((00:10))2. Actress, Ashley Tisdale, shared her experience with diastasis recti during and after pregnancy. We spoke with Dr. Mark Melendez,…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: A 200% Bump

Melissa in the Morning: A 200% Bump

1. Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling says there has been a 200% increase in calls for help since online gambling and sports betting became legal. Diana Goode shares some misconceptions with the online platforms and how to combat the problem at hand. ((00:10))2. Elon Musk got approval to buy Twitter. So what does that mean…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Gift of Life

Melissa in the Morning: The Gift of Life

1. April is Donate Life Month and we spoke with D. Glyn Morgan of Hartford Hospital. Who is an ideal donor, how do donations work, what’s the difference between a living organ and cadaver organ? ((00:10))2. It’s inevitable…you’re going to mess up in your marriage. Little problems here and there but how do we handle…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: 35 Years Later…

Melissa in the Morning: 35 Years Later…

It’s been 35 years since the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse in Bridgeport. It’s known as one of the worst construction tragedies in US history. On April 23, 1987, seven floors of the structure crumbled to the ground, killing 28 construction workers. We spoke with several people directly touched by the tragedy:1. Tony Tufaro “The Mole” ((00:10))2. Cliff Telep;…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Masks on Planes

Melissa in the Morning: Masks on Planes

Earlier this week, the mask mandate was eliminated for airplanes. What does this mean for covid upticks, especially coming from other countries? Dr. Browne talked about that and if covid will ever go away.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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