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
4:44 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

New Managing Director: Milwaukee Rep Performs 'World Class' Art

Chad Bauman is the Milwaukee Rep's new managing director.
Credit Chad Bauman

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the Milwaukee Rep's new managing director Chad Bauman.

As it opens its 60th anniversary season, the Milwaukee Rep is in a good place.

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Economy & Business
4:00 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Kenosha Aggressive in Developing Chrysler, Other Sites

After the controversial closure of the Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha, the city made an aggressive deal with involved parties to repurpose the site.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Business Journal of Milwaukee reporter Sean Ryan.

In the last several years, our southern neighbors in the city of Kenosha have seen a healthy amount of commercial and industrial real estate development.

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Environment
3:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Mine Application Moves Forward Despite Continued Debate

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate this land in northern Wisconsin, developing a huge iron ore mine.
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Lake Effect's Susan Bence covers the mining debate in northern Wisconsin.

Debate continues over a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.  The state legislature paved the way earlier this year for Gogebic Taconite to apply for permission to build the mine.

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Arts & Culture
3:04 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

MECCA Basketball Court Bounces Back to Life As Art Exhibit

The MECCA basketball court floor will be shown for one night only at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Ben Koller and Andy Gorzaski, of Our MECCA Group.

If you’re more than 35 years old, and you grew up watching sports in Milwaukee, you probably have memories of an iconic basketball court at the MECCA arena - now the U.S. Cellular Arena.

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

India Fest Becomes Milwaukee's Newest Ethnic Festival

India Fest Milwaukee will take its place among the city's other large-scale ethnic and cultural celebrations this Saturday.
Credit Yogendra Joshi/Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews the founders of India Fest, Milwaukee's newest ethnic festival.

For many, it would not be summer in Milwaukee without our lineup of ethnic festivals. 

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