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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Reports
6:00 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Latin American Economic Conference in New Orleans Highlighting Guatemala

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is hosting a three-day conference this week aimed at building trade and economic ties with Latin America. The first of what’s planned to be an annual event is aimed at expanding business with Guatemala.

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Reports
6:00 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Immigration Rally Protests Deportation Hearings

Civil rights advocates are pushing the Obama Administration to stop deporting labor organizers. Several facing deportation hearings attended a rally outside New Orleans City Hall.

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Features
6:00 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Zurich Classic Marks 100th Anniversary With Some Vintage Gear

Vintage hickory shaft clubs were used by Camilo Villegas and other PGA golfers at the 100-Year Challenge as part of the 2012 Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Erin Krall

Seven of the top golfers competing at the Zurich Classic donned some vintage gear this week to mark the contest’s 100thanniversary. 

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Reports
6:00 am
Wed April 25, 2012

BP Settlement Hearing Set in Federal Court

BP is heading back to federal court in New Orleans on a proposed settlement over its oil spill two years ago. Shrimp processors are objecting to some terms.

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BP Oil Spill
4:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Former BP Engineer Charged With Obstructing Justice

A former BP engineer is the first person facing criminal charges stemming from the oil spill two years ago in the Gulf of Mexico. Allegations center on deleted text messages.

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix of Katy, Texas, is facing two counts of obstruction of justice. He’s accused of deleting 200 text messages exchanged with a company supervisor. Prosecutors say Mix was discussing internal information about failing efforts to cap the gushing underwater well.

New Orleans City Council Election
6:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

State Officials Reviewing New Orleans Council Race

The Secretary of State’s Office is checking results of the race for one of two at-large seats on the New Orleans City Council. Experts don’t expect the review will the change the result.

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BP Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Senator Landrieu Says Oil Spill Recovery Has Been Slow

Two years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, Louisiana’s Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu says the recovery has been slow. The senator receives hundreds of calls a month reporting troubles still caused by the BP oil spill.

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Navy Week
6:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Local Sailors Attending Navy Week Events

USS De Wert guided-missile frigate
Courtesy US Navy

Three thousand sailors are in New Orleans for Navy Week, marking the start of the nation’s bicentennial of the War of 1812. Some seeing the city for the first time will be getting pointers from sailors coming home for the celebrations.

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Navy Week
5:00 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Navy Week Events Rescheduled Due to Rain

Tall ships and modern Navy vessels are arriving in New Orleans for Navy Week, but the rainy reception is causing some changes in celebration plans.

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New Orleans Libraries
8:46 am
Fri April 13, 2012

New Orleans Opens Four New Libraries

New Orleans is marking the opening of a fourth new library in as many weeks. 

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