Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is WWNO’s news reporter. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

Her prior experience includes five years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she freelanced stories for U.S. publications. She also worked as a part-time reporter for the Belfast Telegraph during the Clinton-era peace process.

Eileen grew up in the Boston area, and then moved to California where she worked at newspapers throughout the state. Eileen received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Northeastern University.

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Latest News
7:07 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Tulane Researcher Sees No Epidemic Threat From Lassa Fever In West Africa

  A Tulane researcher recently back from Sierra Leone in West Africa says health care workers treating patients with Lassa Fever are taking precautions similar to those used in the Ebola outbreak. But the risk of a Lassa epidemic is much less than the dangers posed by Ebola cases in that region.

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Latest News
7:17 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Federal Scientists Link Dolphin Die-offs To BP Spill

Map of dolphin and other cetacean strandings in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOAA

Federal scientists have linked a spike in deaths of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico to the BP oil spill off the Louisiana coast. Environmental groups are calling on BP to stop fighting the findings and reach an agreement for restoration.

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Latest News
7:29 am
Tue May 19, 2015

The Termite Swarms Are Back

Formosan termites.
masuti Shutterstock.com

For the next few weeks, Formosan termites can be seen swarming around street lights, business lights — even headlights. The annual mating season is under way.

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Latest News
8:50 am
Mon May 18, 2015

State Legislature Passes Half-Way Mark In Session

It’s past the half-way mark in this year’s session of the state Legislature. One political expert sees a change in tone on the way.

So far the legislative action has been in House committees. Jeremy Alford, publisher of LA Politics Weekly, says the second half is being controlled by Senate lawmakers in a much different political situation than their colleagues chairing major House panels.

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Latest News
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

New Orleans City Council Approves Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The New Orleans City Council has approved a major revamp of the city’s zoning plan. The vote came after four years of meetings and several hours of last-minute debate.

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Latest News
7:42 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Tulane Survey Shows Progress In New Orleans Public Education

New Orleans residents are feeling better about their public schools. A Tulane University report shows 59 percent of those surveyed found the city network of charter schools has improved public education.

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Latest News
7:06 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Appeals Court Sends Dead Zone Ruling Back To Federal Judge

2014 Gulf of Mexico hypoxia readings.
Credit NOAA

A federal judge has been ordered to review his decision on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Latest News
5:16 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

More New Orleans High School Graduates Heading To College

Champions Square was jammed with high school seniors celebrating their college plans.
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Hundreds of graduating high school seniors gathered at Champions Square Friday morning to celebrate their academic success. Officials at the second annual Senior Shout Out hailed the graduation rate of 73 percent – up from 54 percent 10 years ago.

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Latest News
8:14 am
Fri May 8, 2015

UNO Economic Outlook Focusing On VA Hospital Impact

The University of New Orleans is holding its annual Economic Outlook summit today, with Latter and Blum Realtors. This year’s review will focus on how one project in New Orleans is affecting the regional economy.

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Latest News
7:59 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Katrina Flooding Hearing Set In New Orleans

A closed-door hearing will be held today in federal court over Hurricane Katrina flooding damage. It’s become a controversy in the nation’s capital.

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