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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Regional
6:29 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

VIDEO: Ready Your Spears - Wisconsin's Sturgeon Season Is About to Start

In 2013, Glen Wiesmueller speared this 110.7-pound sturgeon.
Credit Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentary producer Steve Boettcher.

More than 11,000 people are expected to take to the ice of Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago this week, hoping to spear themselves a mighty prize: a sturgeon.

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Health & Science
6:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Book: How to Raise Your Daughter to Be a Critical Thinker, Not a 'Sassy Diva'

Author Melissa Atkins Wardy was inspired to help other parents redefine "girly" after she struggled to find aviation-themed clothes for her daughter.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Melissa Atkins Wardy.

A Janesville writer is taking on gender expectations in hopes we can avoid the sexualization and stereotyping of girls.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell Says We Got the Story of David and Goliath All Wrong

The story of David and Goliath gets a closer look in Malcolm Gladwell's book. The illustration is by Robert Temple Ayres.
Credit Fried Dough, flickr.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.

We all know the biblical story of David and Goliath, in which the outsized and outmatched young David defeats the giant Goliath in battle with only the use of a stone.

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Regional
1:26 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

PHOTOS: Bus Tour Shows Off New Developments in Harambee Neighborhood

LISC Milwaukee Executive Director Leo Ries (far left) welcomes residents, policymakers, business owners and community partners aboard the bus tour of the Harambee neighborhood.
Dawn Hutchison-Weiss

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci goes on LISC Milwaukee's tour of the Harambee neighborhood.

Milwaukee continues to be ranked by various studies as one of the most, if not the most segregated city in the United States.

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Health & Science
12:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

UWM Scientists Get Multi-Million Dollar Grant to X-Ray Proteins and Viruses

X-ray technology has advanced such that researchers can now observe the molecular level.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews UWM physicists Abbas Ourmazd, Dilano Saldin, and Marius Schmidt.

We all know X-rays can help doctors see our bones and teeth, but a team of UWM scientists will be using one revolutionary X-ray machine to look at something slightly smaller: our molecules.

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