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.

Several key public officials in the New Orleans region will be on the October 24 statewide ballot. Here's a look at the race for St. Tammany Parish sheriff.

A National World War II Museum trustee is monitoring reports of an alleged Nazi train full of treasure that some say has been found in Poland. But those claims are still unconfirmed.

There are several races on the ballot October 24 affecting parishes in the New Orleans metro region. Here's a look at the contest for St. Tammany Parish President.

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The Orleans Parish Municipal Court is trying a unique program to help clear charges that often keep indigent people behind bars. Judge Sean Early and his staff cleared cases in an annex at the New Orleans Mission.

A before-and-after look at the Orpheum Theater, which was damaged and shuttered by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters.
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The Orpheum Theater in New Orleans' Central Business District has reopened, 10 years after the facility flooded during Hurricane Katrina and after $13 million in renovations.

WWNO's Eileen Fleming has this look at the people who got together to buy and renovate the historic theater.

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A Tulane professor was part of an international team that discovered and documented a new species of human ancestors found in South Africa. It’s the largest find of human-related fossils ever made in Africa.

It’s moving day at the Orleans Parish Prison. Starting Monday morning, inmates will be taken to the new $145 million jail next door.

Former President Bill Clinton closed out a week’s worth of discussions and speeches on the decade that’s passed since Hurricane Katrina. He praised the progress, then focused on problems that remain.

President Barack Obama delivered a message yesterday of admiration for the city of New Orleans as it continues recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaks ten years ago. The president took Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s message of resilience to a national level.

There’s been a lot of talk this week about resiliency in the city of New Orleans and its residents. A new plan funded by the Rockefeller Foundation says the city can’t progress without a unified plan involving a variety of players.