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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Federal City
4:00 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Treasury Department Awards New Markets Tax Credits at Federal City

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The Treasury Department is awarding $3.6 billion dollars in New Markets Tax Credits to revitalize low-income and distressed communities. Five Louisiana organizations are among the recipients, and are getting a total of almost $300 million.

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New Orleans Mail Center
5:06 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Senator Landrieu Vows Fight over Closure of New Orleans Mail Center

Public officials in Louisiana are vowing a fight over plans to close a New Orleans processing center of the U.S. Postal Service. The loss of 800 jobs is a major hit to the city’s economy.

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Super Bowl 2013
4:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

New Orleans Planning for 2013 Mardi Gras and Super Bowl

New Orleans officials are giving high marks for the city’s performance in this year’s Mardi Gras. Work is already starting on making sure next year’s carnival season goes well, even with a Super Bowl in the middle of the party.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Officials Examine Attendance Numbers For This Year's Mardi Gras

New Orleans officials will be crunching numbers to determine the success of the 2012 Mardi Gras. Some early indications are promising.

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Mardi Gras
4:05 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Rex Marks End of 2012 Major Krewe Parades

New Orleans is marking Fat Tuesday with traditional parades and parties in the French Quarter. Tourism officials are estimating a million people are attending the annual celebration.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

New Orleans Ready for Fat Tuesday

Hundreds of thousands of people are jamming the streets of New Orleans as Mardi Gras builds to Fat Tuesday celebrations. Rainy conditions haven’t stopped the party.

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Business
4:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Business Professor Sees GE Deal As Milestone For New Orleans

New Orleans officials are trumpeting a new business deal with General Electric as a “game-changer” for the city's economy. It’s seen by some as a pivotal shift away from the traditional tourism economy.

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Business
4:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

GE Picks New Orleans For New Tech Center

New Orleans officials are celebrating news that more corporate jobs are heading to the city. They say it’s a major break from more traditional, lower-paying tourism jobs that have been anchoring the city economy.

 

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Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Michael Jackson Choreographer Teaches NOCCA Students

Choreographer Travis Payne stopped by NOCCA to teach students some Michael Jackson steps. Payne collaborated with Jackson and joined him on two world tours.
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Students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts had lots of questions for a visitor this week.  Choreographer Travis Payne explained how a teenager from Atlanta, Georgia, ended up dancing with Michael Jackson.

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BP oil spill
4:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

BP Wins Key Pre-Trial Motions in Federal Court Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP has won a ruling that bars some references to earlier accidents from a trial over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal judge hearing the case feared opening a “trial within a trial.”

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