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
5:34 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Actor Adds a Little Wisconsin to 'Jersey Boys'

Barry Anderson (far right) plays producer and songwriter Bob Crewe in the national tour of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys," now playing in Milwaukee.
Credit Joan Marcus

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews actor Barry Anderson about his role in "Jersey Boys."

Did you know that producer behind many of The Four Seasons' biggest hits also wrote “Lady Marmalade” and “Afternoon Delight?”

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Economy & Business
5:17 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Professor: State Will 'Drive a Wedge' Between Indian Nations Over Casino

A rendering of the Menominee Tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha, in partnership with Hard Rock International.
Credit Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Patty Loew.

Earlier this week, Governor Scott Walker called for a meeting with the leaders of Wisconsin’s 11 Indian tribes to discuss plans for a Menominee casino in Kenosha.

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Arts & Culture
3:19 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

LGBT Film Festival Opens in a 'Divine' Way

"I am Divine" opens the Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival on Thursday night.
Credit Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Carl Bogner, director of Milwaukee's LGBT Film and Video Festival.

The 28th annual Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival opens this evening at the Oriental Theater. 

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Arts & Culture
3:07 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Reviving Simbas Soccer Club a New Goal

Efforts to revive the old Simbas youth soccer club in Milwaukee are underway.
Credit Chip Griffin/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews writer James Carlton about the Simbas soccer club.

Thousands of kids in the Milwaukee area play youth soccer, but the vast majority of the sport is played by kids who live outside the city itself.

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Education
4:59 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

City Year's 'Near Peers' Keep Milwaukee Students on Track

City Year Milwaukee puts young adults in classrooms around the city to help keep students on track.
Credit City Year Milwaukee

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews school principal Mark Lawrence, City Year Milwaukee's Jason Holton, and Corps member Milia Mims.

There are a lot of organizations who work to supplement the work of public schools in this country – especially in places like Milwaukee, where resources are often extremely limited.

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