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 nine-day fast is over for 13 protesters pressing the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to decide a challenge to President Obama’s executive order granting millions some relief from the threat of deportation.

Statistics are in for early voting. The numbers aren’t boding well for Democrats.

New Orleans is famous for many things. But more than 100 people gathered over the weekend to reflect on another aspect -- its connections to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

There are several key regional races on the statewide ballot in the October 24 election. Here's a look at the race for Jefferson Parish President.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be unveiling his proposed 2016 budget this morning. It’s the first step in a process of deciding how to spend about a half-billion dollars.

Several key public officials in the New Orleans region will be on the October 24 statewide ballot. Here's a look at the race for St. Tammany Parish sheriff.

A National World War II Museum trustee is monitoring reports of an alleged Nazi train full of treasure that some say has been found in Poland. But those claims are still unconfirmed.

There are several races on the ballot October 24 affecting parishes in the New Orleans metro region. Here's a look at the contest for St. Tammany Parish President.

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The Orleans Parish Municipal Court is trying a unique program to help clear charges that often keep indigent people behind bars. Judge Sean Early and his staff cleared cases in an annex at the New Orleans Mission.

A before-and-after look at the Orpheum Theater, which was damaged and shuttered by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters.
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The Orpheum Theater in New Orleans' Central Business District has reopened, 10 years after the facility flooded during Hurricane Katrina and after $13 million in renovations.

WWNO's Eileen Fleming has this look at the people who got together to buy and renovate the historic theater.