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.

Erin Krall / WWNO

New Orleans police are cutting back on night hours at district stations. Officials are also setting up community outreach meetings for feedback on department operations.

New Orleans Mayor's Office

Security is beefing up ahead of the New Orleans gay pride celebrations this weekend. The popular LGBT event in the French Quarter comes a week after the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub popular with that community.  Officials are asking the public to help police protect the crowds.

Natural Resources Defense Council

The forecast for this year’s dead zone off the Louisiana coast is about the size of Connecticut. The lead scientist tracking the annual formation says that is much too big.

Mission outreach coordinator Daniel Watts hands out snacks for homeless still living under the Pontchartrain Expressway recently cleared to make way for more downtown parking.
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As New Orleans makes way for more downtown parking, police and health workers conducted another sweep under the Pontchartrain Expressway in March of homeless people living in makeshift encampments of tents and bedding.  Eileen Fleming has this report on where they went, how they’re adapting and what the city is planning.

Louisiana has taken the national lead in protecting police, firefighters and emergency responders under hate crime laws. One national youth civil rights group is now working on making sure other states don’t take that same step.

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Governor John Bel Edwards toured the new University Medical Center in New Orleans on Wednesday before launching the start of enrollment in the Medicaid expansion. Officials expect as many as 375,0000 more people will qualify for health care, with about one-third coming from the New Orleans region.

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The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced that about 100 pieces from its permanent collection will be available to millions of people through a Google portal.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

As hurricane season approaches, the Army Corps of Engineers is making sure area pumping stations are operating properly. The system is working as planned.

Officials gathered in the Lower Ninth Ward for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the new CVS store. Festivities featured an unexpected reunion for Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

A nonprofit monitoring New Orleans courts says that more than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed evidence kept in a basement that flooded, evidence remains at risk. It’s recommending alternative storage be used, and other improvements inside courtrooms are needed.

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