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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A New Orleans neighborhood marker honoring World War Two soldiers erected in 1943 is being re-dedicated Sunday – the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  

The state health department has agreed to provide more bed space for Louisiana inmates found incompetent to stand trial and those found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity. 

The New Orleans Inspector General has released a four-year plan for overseeing several city agencies. 

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The line formed early and wrapped around the community room at the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in Algiers over the weekend. People were handing in guns to New Orleans police.

The non-profit formerly known as the St. Bernard Project began after Hurricane Katrina, repairing damaged homes in flooded areas. It’s now called “S-B-P” and has helped non-profits across the country jump-start recoveries after disasters.

Now, its AmeriCorps volunteers are working in flooded areas in the Baton Rouge area.  WWNO’s Eileen Fleming spoke with SBP Co-founder Zack Rosenburg about what’s happening around the state.

With all that floodwater heading south, some may be concerned about the Port of New Orleans. Officials there are not worried.

About 200 people gathered at The Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park on Sunday for a memorial to cultural activist Sharon Litwin. 

  Leaders of the groups she helped over the years turned out to honor the British native who embraced New Orleans.

As flooding drenches parts of southern Louisiana, the city of New Orleans is sending help. 

With all the floodwater in Louisiana, some may be worrying about whether the extremely wet conditions could attract mosquitos carrying the Zika virus. A leading expert says that’s not a main concern.

NEW ORLEANS -- Noted New Orleans sportswriter Peter Finney has died.

He passed away Saturday at his home. Finney was 88.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Finney’s career spanned seven decades. He began with the New Orleans States Item in the summer of 1945, covering American Legion baseball shortly after graduating from Jesuit High School.