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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Latest News
5:00 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Consent Decree Outlines Jail Reforms

A plan for improvements at the Orleans Parish jail complex.

The New Orleans jail now has a plan to fix its troubled record of inmate violence and staff misconduct. The problem now is how to pay for improvements.

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7:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Two New Members Elected To New Orleans City Council

No major changes expected in New Orleans City Council operations.

There are two new members of the New Orleans City Council. One political expert sees the result as a wash for Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

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7:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Reaction to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's Resignation Continues

Official and public reaction to resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Reaction continues into the resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. While officials are taking steps to find a replacement, some members of the public are stunned.

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5:30 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

US Attorney Jim Letten Resigns After Online Posting Scandal

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten
United States Department of Justice

Jim Letten resigns.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten is resigning — effective next Tuesday. The prosecutor known for fighting corruption and police abuse is leaving because of an in-house scandal.

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1:57 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten Resigns: Full Statement

Jim Letten announces his resignation.

The longest-serving U.S. attorney in the nation is stepping down. The New Orleans office known for fighting corruption became mired in its own scandal.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

New Orleans Council Considering Major Rate Hike For Sewerage and Water Board

New Orleans City Council considers major rate hike.

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote later today on a proposed rate hike for the Sewerage and Water Board. Political muscle is being flexed to get it passed.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Businessman Expected To Plead Guilty To Bribery During Nagin Administration

Plea expected in federal court.

A businessman is expected to plead guilty later today in federal court to bribery charges. The case is widely believed to involve former Mayor Ray Nagin.

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Latest News
1:30 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

PRC Holiday Home Tour

Six historic Garden District homes are getting gussied up for the 37th annual Holiday Home Tour, to benefit the Preservation Resource Center.

Michael Murphy has lived at his Prytania Street house for 11 years, and is preparing to open it to an admiring public.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Louisiana Bucket Brigade Reports Oil Pollution Increasing

Louisiana Bucket Brigade Founding Director Anne Rolfes.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is releasing a report later today on accidents at refineries across the state during 2011. The group says pollution is increasing.

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10:20 am
Thu November 29, 2012

President Obama Nominates UNO Professor To Serve On Mississippi River Panel

University of New Orleans professor Norma Jean Mattei chairs the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has studied flood-prone areas of the city, and knows the importance of the Mississippi River — for everything from flood protection to commerce and the environment.

Which is why President Barack Obama has nominated her to join the Mississippi River Commission.

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