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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Education
4:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Legislature Backing Jindal's Education Changes

Louisiana lawmakers are backing plans for low- and moderate-income families to use public money for sending children to private schools. The plan is being driven by Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.

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Reports
4:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Federal Prosecutor Pulled Off Cases After Online Postings

The Department of Justice is investigating what the next step should be for a federal prosecutor who admitted posting comments online about cases involving his office. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the prosecutor has been removed from all matters discussed online.

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Reports
4:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Horse of the Year Competing at Fair Grounds

Horse of the Year trainer Larry Jones.
James Mulvihill New Orleans Fair Grounds

This weekend marks the debut of the 20-12 Horse of the Year at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old mare Havre de Grace (hah-vrah deh grace) is in a field of five for Saturday’s New Orleans Ladies race.

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Reports
7:35 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Brad Pitt Reaffirms Commitment to Make it Right and New Orleans

Brad Pitt took some time away from planning his A-list fundraiser for the Make it Right housing project he founded in the Lower Ninth Ward to give an update to WWNO’s Eileen Fleming. In Part 2 of the interview, Pitt continues with his thoughts about the long-term goals of the energy-efficient designs he champions, and if he sees any signs of Katrina fatigue among donors still needed to finish the plan.

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Reports, Make it Right
7:34 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Brad Pitt Talks With WWNO About Make it Right Project Goals

Brad Pitt in a new Make it Right home almost ready for occupancy.
Eileen Fleming

Brad Pitt took a few minutes with WWNO reporter Eileen Fleming to review the status of the Make it Right project he founded in the Lower Ninth Ward. Before hosting a fundraiser, he spent some time in the neighborhood. Here’s the first of two parts of that interview.

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BP Oil Spill
5:02 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Senator Landrieu Hails Passage of Restore Act in Senate

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is applauding the Senate’s passage of the Restore Act, which designates 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the BP oil spill to the five Gulf states.

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Make It Right
5:01 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Brad Pitt talks about the weekend gala benefit for Make it Right

New Orleans’ adopted resident Brad Pitt is in town, hosting a star-studded gala this weekend to benefit the Make it Right housing development taking shape in the Lower Ninth Ward. He took a few minutes this afternoon to speak with WWNO reporter Eileen Fleming in one Make it Right house almost ready for occupancy.

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BP Oil Spill
4:05 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Feinberg Finishes With BP Claims Process

The attorney handling damage claims from the BP oil spill is no longer in charge of deciding compensation. A federal court is taking over jurisdiction.

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Reports
4:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Navy Week Events Set In New Orleans

The Coast Guard Eagle is among the tall ships to visit New Orleans for Navy Week.
US Navy

Thousands of people are expected to visit New Orleans next month for Navy Week. It’s the start of events across the country to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

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New Orleans Saints
6:16 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Says Saints Scandal Is "Black Eye"

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu reacted today to news that New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis are taking responsibility for the bounty program.

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