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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Arts & Culture
10:01 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum Revamps Addition Design, Lead Architect Returns

Revamped designs for the addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum just have been released.
Credit HGA Architects

Dan Keegan and Jim Shields discuss the project with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

After a firestorm of criticism last month, the Milwaukee Art Museum has released updated designs for its new addition.

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Project Milwaukee
5:09 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Book: In Place of Slavery, Crime Statistics Were Used to Condemn African-Americans

The cover photo for Khalil Muhammad's book "The Condemnation of Blackness" was taken by Richard Hoe Lawrence and depicting what was called "A Downtown Morgue." It was included in Jacob Riis' "How the Other Half Lives."
Credit Richard Hoe Lawrence

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Khalil Gibran Muhammad on his book "The Condemnation of Blackness."

Reports that Wisconsin has the country's highest rate of incarcerating black men have sparked outrage and concern - including worries over how those statistics might be used to portray the state's black men. But it turns out these concerns are almost as old as the state itself.

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Project Milwaukee
2:43 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Milwaukee Father: My Time in Prison Doesn't Define Me

A Milwaukee man says not having his own dad around inspired him to grow as a father.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci and "Real Talk" contributor David Pate talk to a Milwaukee father about life after prison.

Armando is a 36-year-old Milwaukeean, a certified carpenter, and a very proud dad. But he is also a former inmate of a state correctional facility.

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Economy & Business
12:54 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kohl Sells Milwaukee Bucks for $550 Million, Team Won't Move

The Milwaukee Bucks will finish their regular season with the worst record in the league.
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After months of speculation, Milwaukee Bucks franchise owner Herb Kohl is selling the team to two New York-based hedge-fund billionaires, but the team will stay in the city.

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Former Fashion Photographer Aims to Create 'New Standard of Beauty' Beyond Physical Differences

Photographer Rick Guidotti hopes his Positive Exposure organization will show the beauty in us all, beyond genetic differences and disorders. (From Albinism 2012)
Rick Guidotti

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews photographer and Positive Exposure founder Rick Guidotti.

Photographer Rick Guidotti has spent his career capturing beauty on film.

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Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Mary Nohl's Eccentric, Eclectic House to be Relocated to Sheboygan

Mary Nohl's artistic house will be relocated to Sheboygan.
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Tourists will soon have to travel to Sheboygan to take in the Mary Nohl's art, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Regional
12:25 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Brewers Announce Hank Bobblehead Game

Hank among his "bobble" buddies.
Credit Milwaukee Brewers

BobbleHank? The Milwaukee Brewers have added a ninth Bobblehead giveaway to their 2014 schedule and it is none other than Hank the "Ballpark Pup."

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Milwaukeeans Petition to Bring Pabst Brewing Company Home

A group of Milwaukeeans are hoping to bring the Pabst headquarters back.
Credit Jessica F., Flickr

It's been decades since Pabst Brewing Company has been headquartered in Milwaukee, but there’s now a movement afoot to bring the Pabst back home.

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Economy & Business
5:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Mitchell Airport Rumored to Be Courting Low-Cost International Airlines

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee
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Though Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport has seen passenger travel drop in the last couple of years, some analysts think the trend may turn.

Not only are current carriers in the market stabilizing, but new reports suggest the airport is actively trying to recruit low-cost international carriers.

Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Stacy Vogel Davis says though the overall trend has continued downward, December numbers showed a modest increase in passengers using the Milwaukee airport.

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Food
7:48 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Forget Brats, Cookbook Helps You Pair Beer with Your Veggies

Writer Lucy Saunders' new cookbook helps keep veggies in the mix when it comes to beer-food pairings.
Credit Lucy Saunders

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews "Dinner in the Beer Garden" author Lucy Saunders.

The beer-and-brat pairing is practically a Wisconsin staple, but Milwaukee-based beer writer Lucy Saunders is hoping her new cookbook will introduce some new options to complement your brew.

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