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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2:20 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers' Ballpark Pup a Hit with Players and Fans Alike

The Milwaukee Brewers' unofficial spring training mascot Hank takes a break from fielding balls during practice.
Credit Milwaukee Brewers, Instagram

The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a cue from Olympic athletes saving the street dogs of Sochi.

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Arts & Culture
12:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

POEMS: Milwaukee Writer Explores 'Addicts & Basements'

Robert Vaughan's first full-length book features poems, short stories and prose-poems about the darker side of human nature.
Credit Civil Coping Mechanisms

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author and poet Robert Vaughan.

Milwaukee author and poet Robert Vaughan - known to WUWM listeners as the editor of our Flash Fiction Fridays editor - has just published his first full-length book, Addicts and Basements.

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Arts & Culture
4:27 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

VIDEO: Milwaukeeans Mush through Local Park with Door County Sled Dogs

The Door County Sled Dogs train and give rides on their all-terrain golf cart in Milwaukee's Kletzsch Park.
Stephanie Lecci

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci introduces us to the Door County Sled Dogs.

Milwaukeeans who want to experience an authentic sled-dog ride may be surprised to learn they don't have to travel outside the city.

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Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Don't Worry, There are No Spoilers Here about In Tandem Theatre's 'Chesapeake'

Actor Matt Daniels in In Tandem Theatre's production of Lee Blessing's one-man show "Chesapeake"
Credit Ross Zentner

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews In Tandem Theatre's Matt Daniels and Chris Flieller.

There’s not a lot we can tell you about In Tandem Theatre’s next production, which opens Friday, without giving too much away.

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Education
4:17 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Analyst: 'Frustration' May Have Led Superintendent Gregory Thornton to Leave MPS

MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton will leave Milwaukee to head up the Baltimore school district.
Credit WUWM News

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews education analyst Alan Borsuk.

As the Milwaukee school board prepares to name an interim superintendent, one education analyst says outgoing Milwaukee Public School head Gregory Thornton took a new gig out of frustration.

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