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
3:25 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

ER Doctor Lays Out Cold Weather Health Risks

What should you look out for in this cold weather?
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We don’t need to tell you it’s cold today - dangerously cold to be outside for just about any length of time.

But when we talk about risks like exposure and frostbite, what should we really be looking for? 

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Food
5:49 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Say Cheese! Nine Picks for Your Party Plate

Beehive's Barely Buzzed cheese is infused with coffee and lavender.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews cheese writer Jeanette Hurt.

If you're planning a holiday or New Year's party in Wisconsin, chances are a cheese plate is in order. But what to put on it?

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Economy & Business
5:37 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Affordable Car Loan Program Helps Milwaukeeans Get to Work

The YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is administering the Ways to Work affordable car loan program for Milwaukee parents.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Jennifer de Montmillon of the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Ways to Work participants Torey Johnson and Miranda Vogelman.

A new program is helping some Milwaukeeans who struggle to get financing get a car loan - to help them get to work.

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Books
4:19 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

PHOTOS: Christmas Mystery Novel Reveals Norwegian Holiday Traditions

Julebukking is a Norwegian tradition in which revelers dress up and conceal their identities, and sing Christmas carols. Once their identities have been guessed, the singers are given treats. Ernst's character Chloe has a fear of julebukkers.
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Kathleen Ernst about her new mystery novel.

Wisconsin novelist Kathleen Ernst has written numerous historical books for children, but it’s a series of more modern-day mysteries that has adults anxiously awaiting new installments.

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Music
6:39 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Milwaukee High Schoolers to Perform with Master Singers

The Master Singers of Milwaukee will perform with local high school students this Saturday.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Eduardo Garcia-Novelli of the Master Singers of Milwaukee and Raymond Roberts of the Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

An upcoming holiday choral concert in Milwaukee will be a musical mash-up of the younger and older, the novices and the masters.

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Arts & Culture
6:19 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

New Berlin Restaurant Celebrates 'Festivus for the Rest of Us'

The Wagner Companies produce this "Festivus in a box," including a mini-Festivus Pole and instruction booklet.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant owner Scott Acker about Festivus.

Festivus may have started out as a joke on "Seinfeld," which is based famously in New York. But it’s become very much a Milwaukee celebration.

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Music
5:10 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

After Losing His Voice and His Band, Army of Me Singer Makes a Comeback

Musician Vince Scheuerman sings under the name Army of Me. His new album "Searching for You" is now out.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews musician and songwriter Vince Scheuerman.

Six years ago, the band, “Army of Me,” was reaching fans around the world with a hit song, “Going Through Changes,” off a new album on a major label.

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World
2:40 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Former Nigerian President Visits UWM to Build Educational Partnership

Former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week (pictured here at the WUWM studios) to discuss educational collaborations with UWM.
Credit Bonnie North

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.

Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week, his second visit in an effort to forge a collaborative educational effort with UW-Milwaukee.

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Regional
12:10 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Kohl Seeks Additional Owners for Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks against the Toronto Raptors at Bradley Center.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine sports writer Howie Magner.

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl has announced he's seeking additional owners for the NBA franchise.

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Health & Science
4:50 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

PHOTOS: New Sports and Fitness Center for Milwaukeeans with Disabilities Planned for 2016

The Ability Center would have modified fitness equipment, basketball courts and other amenities to cater to people with disabilities and their able-bodied peers.
The Ability Center

If Damian Buchman has his way, a remarkable new community resource for Milwaukee County's 100,000-plus residents with disabilities will be built within the next couple of years.

Buchman is the founder and executive director of The Ability Center, a community sports center for people of all abilities - disabled and able-bodied.

Buchman himself suffered from childhood cancer and almost lost both legs.  But he grew up to be an active, athletic adult, and wanted to give others the opportunity, as well.

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