Stephanie Lecci

Lake Effect Web Producer

Stephanie joined WUWM in September 2008 as the Coordinating Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

Stephanie began her career as an editorial assistant at her hometown newspaper, The Oyster Bay Guardian, on Long Island, NY. She fell in love with radio while working in the news department of Northwestern University’s campus radio station, WNUR. Later Stephanie interned at WALK-FM on Long Island, NY, the Daily Herald in Elgin, IL, WGN Radio in Chicago, IL, and at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.

Prior to joining WUWM, she worked as a freelance reporter and news producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio where she reported on religion and arts stories and helped prepare the local newscasts during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Stephanie also held the position of associate producer of the nationally syndicated political radio show, Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont.

Stephanie holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Stephanie lives on the East Side and loves oldies music, movies and anything by Aaron Sorkin.

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Regional
11:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

VIDEO: 88,000 Visitors Make Slippery Trek to Apostle Islands' Extraordinary Ice Caves

More than 88,000 visitors have come to the Apostle Islands National Park to see the ice caves.
Ben Habanek

If you're hoping to take advantage of the extended winter season to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves, you certainly won't be alone.

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Lake Effect
4:57 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Same-Sex Marriage, Academy Awards Preview, Badfinger's Joey Molland

Friday on Lake Effect:

Politics and moral philosophy aside, what would the economics of same-sex marriage be in Wisconsin?  Milwaukee Magazine crunched the numbers, and we get an inside look.  Later, film critic Dave Luhrssen breaks down the nominees in Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremonies.  And Joey Molland - the last surviving original member of the group Badfinger - talks about the band’s promising rise, its eventual collapse, and its appeal today.

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Dining
4:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

3 Places to Taste the Ramen Renaissance in Milwaukee

The Shorewood restaurant Tochi serves ramen with unique toppings, like a deviled egg.
Credit Tochi Facebook

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

When you hear the words "ramen noodles," your mind may turn to those 39-cent friends to both college students and the thrifty alike. But the ones you’ll find at Milwaukee area restaurants these days are a cut above.

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Books
3:50 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Wisconsin Native Puts a Young Adult Spin on 'When Harry Met Sally'

Elizabeth Eulberg's "Better Off Friends" is her first book set in her home state of Wisconsin.
Credit Point

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Elizabeth Eulberg.

The iconic 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally," starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, asked a pretty adult question: “Can a man and a woman be just friends?”

Twenty-five years later, a new novel for young adult is trying tries to take on that very same premise. 

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Politics & Government
4:00 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: Governor Will Pursue 'Bold' Tax Reform in Next Wisconsin Budget

Could Wisconsin get rid of income taxes?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says voters should expect to see "something big, something bold" in the upcoming 2015-17 biennial budget: tax reform.

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