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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Health & Science
4:10 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Mental Health Advocate Urges Caution on Changes to County Complex Oversight

Two bills aimed at reorganizing services at the Milwaukee County Mental Health complex are being considered by state legislators.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Barbara Beckert, director of the Milwaukee office of the group Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Lawmakers in Madison continue to push for passage of two bills that would make reforms to Milwaukee County’s embattled Mental Health Complex, even while some in the mental health community question the plans.

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Fister's Guide to Hosting Wine Tasting Parties

A glass of wine can be so mysterious. That is the kind of fun you can have at your own blind wine tasting parties!
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with wine blogger Ray Fister.

While some will celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and flowers, others might be more tempted to bring a blush to their Valentine’s cheek with wine.

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Arts & Culture
6:37 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

PHOTOS: Milwaukee Rep's 'Whipping Man' Examines Freedom After Slavery

(L – R) Josh Landay, James Craven and Ro Boddie in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2013/14 Stiemke Studio production of The Whipping Man.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews director Brent Hazelton and consultant Jody Hirsh about the Milwaukee Rep's production of "The Whipping Man."

As the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War continues, the Milwaukee Rep is staging a moving post-Civil War drama called “The Whipping Man.”

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World
4:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

How Go the Olympic Games, So Will Go Russia's Global Status

The Olympic Torch is lit during the Opening Ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Marquette law professor Gordon Hylton.

The opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics will air in the U.S. tonight, but the Games have already been marked by controversy.

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Health & Science
2:33 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Why Athletes Time Their Diets - and Drink Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk does an athlete's body good.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Kristen Kipp, employee wellness coordinator at Marquette University and a registered dietician.

If you spend any time watching the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, you’re likely to see a barrage of commercials, in which athletes sing the praises of food-related sponsors, from McDonalds and Subway to Kashi breakfast cereal.

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