Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. 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.

New Orleans Mitch Landrieu and city councilmembers are asking Washington leaders to block any attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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More than 200 people attended a Christmas program in Central City hosted by a ministry for children whose mothers are incarcerated.  

Blood shortages can be triggered by major accidents or disasters. But demand can also be linked to rare medical conditions. The Blood Center says it has only half the supply that’s needed.

A new report from The Data Center shows youth in New Orleans under tremendous stress.

New Orleans voters will be heading to the polls tomorrow to decide what the city drainage system will look like, how firefighters are paid and the direction of the Criminal District Court.  

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Officials are getting ready for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at the new VA hospital in New Orleans. Veterans advised planners on what they wanted.

A new study from Tulane University found children in New Orleans are affected biologically by their neighborhoods.

New Orleans VFW

The New Orleans’ Veterans of Foreign Wars post is marking Veterans Day with a major renovation. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 9 a.m.

Six candidates in the race for the Louisiana Senate seat appeared on stage last night at a raucous televised debate from Dillard University. The four Republicans all support Donald Trump; the Democrats -- Hillary Clinton. Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  Democrats want to revise it. It was the final forum ahead of the Nov. 8 election for two Democrats and four Republicans to define their political positions.

The University of New Orleans has released polling results ahead of the November 8th election. A front-runner has appeared in the crowded U-S Senate race.

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