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.

A new national report finds Louisiana with the biggest lifetime wage gap for women in the United States. The National Women’s Law Center based findings on projections of women’s wages spanning 40 years on the job.

A national bipartisan group working on criminal justice reform is backing three House bills in the Louisiana Legislature. They’re aimed at making it easier for people leaving prison to re-enter the community.

Housing advocates have been holding an all-night vigil in front of offices of the Housing Authority of New Orleans. It’s designed to press the authority for more reforms than are planned for review later today.

With the legislature in regular session, officials in New Orleans are closely watching bills they support – and those they do not. City Hall is working with the state delegation representing New Orleans on how the funding will be shared.

The annual meeting of the Greater New Orleans, Incorporated business development group is normally a chance to reflect on success stories and progress. This year’s gathering had a twist, coming by chance on the day after a disappointing budget special session by the state legislature.

The New Orleans Inspector General says in a new report that about half of the Sewerage and Water Board accounts are delinquent. The overdue accounts amount to more than $10 million.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump topped the ballots in the Louisiana primary over the weekend, but local elections were also decided.

The nation’s attention turns to Louisiana ahead of tomorrow’s primary. Presidential candidates are making campaign appearances throughout the state.

French Ambassador Gerard Araud at the French American Chamber of Commerce in New Orleans.
Baylee Badawy

The French Ambassador to the United States has made his first visit to New Orleans. He met with city leaders and other groups to explore future business and cultural exchanges.

A New Orleans expert on Constitutional law says the death over the weekend of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves an enormous void in the nation’s justice system. That void may be around for a while.

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