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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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.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

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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Reports
4:00 am
Thu February 9, 2012

New Orleans Plans Set for Safe Mardi Gras

mardigrasneworleans.com

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2012 is under way. City officials have plans in place to make sure it’s safe through Fat Tuesday.

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Public Health
4:00 am
Wed February 8, 2012

City Scrambles to Find Mental Health Beds At Risk From LSU Cuts

LSU is planning $15 million in cutbacks for mental health services provided at the interim hospital in New Orleans.

A proposal to cut mental services at the Interim LSU hospital system in New Orleans has officials scrambling to find space to treat the mentally ill. Officials say the cuts are not only a health issue, but also a matter of public safety.

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New Orleans Police
4:00 am
Wed February 8, 2012

City Reaches First Consent Decree Deal With Justice Department on NOPD Reform

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, joins Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, left, and City Council member Jon Johnson, at opening of new 7th District police station in New Orleans East. Landrieu announced the start of citizen advisory boards.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city has agreed to establish Police Community Advisory Boards in each of the eight police districts.

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Super Bowl 2013
4:00 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Plans Begin For Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

This year’s Super Bowl celebrations have ended in Indianapolis. But planning is already under way in New Orleans for next year’s game.

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BP oil spill
4:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Legal Aid Fine-Tuning Role in BP Oil Spill Claims

As government and corporate representatives negotiate damages stemming from the BP oil spill, legal aid advocates are noting hundreds of low-income residents are stuck in filing damage claims of their own. Lawyers are setting up a system to ensure a quick response to future disasters for the most vulnerable residents.

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Environmental Education
4:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

America's Wetland Foundation Art Award Winners

"Sunset on Calcasieu River" by Kaitlin Miller, 7, of Ragley, grade 2, Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School
Kaitlin Miller America's Wetland Foundation

The America’s Wetland Foundation is awarding $48,000 to Louisiana students for their artistic impressions of the importance of wetlands. The money stays at the schools for continued environmental education.

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New Orleans Police
9:01 am
Thu February 2, 2012

New Orleans Police Change Policy on Releasing Victim Information

The New Orleans Police Department will no longer release the criminal records of murder victims. The move comes after complaints that the policy only added to the stress of mourning families.

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