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.

Erin Krall / WWNO

Several proposals are being submitted to the state to revitalize the empty Charity Hospital in New Orleans. A nonprofit called “Healing Minds NOLA” is leading one effort to create a one-stop shop for mental health services.

There’s a new report from the Data Center on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

This one focuses on new Latino immigrants who arrived to work in the area, nearly doubling the number of Latino residents in the region. 

Report co-author Lucas Diaz of Tulane University says the city needs policies to help the new residents feel welcome.

He says those policies should include having bilingual services.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

  Louisiana is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Two New Orleans men have already exchanged vows today.

Housing advocates rally outside the federal building in New Orleans.
Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Housing activists are pressing the federal Housing and Urban Development department to help New Orleans residents return to homes that were damaged after Hurricane Katrina. They staged a protest at the federal building before dropping off a letter outlining their case.

Saturday is National HIV Testing Day. Several Walgreens stores in New Orleans and throughout the state are offering free testing.

A statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is one of four monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has said should be replaced.
Jason Saul

Four monuments in New Orleans honoring its Confederate past could be replaced. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says it’s time to let go of symbols of a divisive history and replace them with others reflecting a culture of unity for the future.

A statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is one of four monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has said should be replaced.
Jason Saul

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak on Thursday about race and reconciliation. He’s marking the one-year anniversary of a program called The Welcome Table designed to build community relations.

New Orleans police have apprehended a man suspected of killing an officer.
Janet Wilson / WWNO

New Orleans police have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting an officer. The suspect had escaped from a patrol car while on his way to jail.

Jason Saul / WWNO

Claim centers are closing today throughout the Gulf Coast for damages caused by the 2010 oil spill. Efforts will now focus on evaluating the claims.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

The University Medical Center is getting ready to open in August. The news media was given a preview of how the billion-dollar hospital is taking shape.

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