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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Real Talk
5:04 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Analysts: Child Support Adds to Many Black Fathers' Debt Load

"Real Talk" contributor David Pate explains why paying child support is a struggle for many low-income black fathers in Milwaukee.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews "Real Talk" contributor David Pate and Gabriela Sandoval and Nino Rodriguez.
Hear part two of the conversation, which aired on Lake Effect on Tuesday, October 15th.

Among the financial challenges facing many of Milwaukee's black men is the disproportionate amount of debt they carry.

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Health & Science
4:39 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Nurse-Managed Health Clinics Help Fill Primary Care Gap in Milwaukee

Nurse-managed clinics are growing in popularity across the country to address increased needs and growing costs.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Peggy Troy of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Margaret Callahan of Marquette University's College of Nursing.

A new primary care health clinic is opening today at Milwaukee’s Northside YMCA.

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Politics & Government
4:04 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Abele Considers Turning Over County Health Care Coverage to New Exchanges

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's proposed budget has come under fire over funding cuts.
Credit Chris Abele/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Executive.

Milwaukee County leaders are already hearing from many people who stand to be affected by funding levels represented in the proposed county budget.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Project Preserves Local Latina Voices

An event this evening explores why it's important to preserve the voices of Wisconsin's Latina activists.
Credit Somos Latinas Digital History Project

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Tess Arenas about the Somos Latinas Digital History project.

Across the country, the story of Chicana history is being collected in a project called "Somos Latinas," created by Chicanas Por Mi Raza.

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Economy & Business
12:38 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Proponents of New Basketball Arena Try to Court Local Support

The Bradley Center is the current home of the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews writer Doug Russell, about the future of the Bucks and the Bradley Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks will open their home basketball season November 2nd against the Toronto Raptors.  As they have since 1988, they’ll call the BMO Harris Bradley Center home.

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