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
7:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Senator Landrieu Backing Keystone Pipeline

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing for support of the Keystone pipeline.

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, on the Senate floor.

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Mardi Gras 2013
7:00 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Mardi Gras Parades Roll As Planned Uptown

Uptown parade watchers enjoy the show.

Heavy rain that forecasters worried could wash out Fat Tuesday parades did not appear as feared. And parade-goers Uptown came prepared.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Senator Landrieu Names U.S. Attorney Nominee

Legal expert discusses Senator Landrieu's nominee.

Senator Mary Landrieu has recommended New Orleans native Kenneth Polite to replace retired U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. One legal expert says there’s a strong chance he’ll get the job.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu February 7, 2013

New Newspaper On Sale To Help The Homeless

Credit New Orleans Street Exchange

A new newspaper is being sold on the streets of New Orleans. It highlights the challenges of being homeless, and helps those trying to work their way into homes of their own.

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Super Bowl XLVII
7:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Says Super Bowl Outage Will Be Solved, Praises City Effort

Mayor Landrieu talks about Super Bowl outage and successes.

An independent engineering firm will determine why the Superdome lost power during the Super Bowl. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is still calling the Big Game celebrations a “spectacular success” despite the 34-minute outage.

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Super Bowl XLVII
6:24 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Super Bowl Power Outage Still Under Investigation

Officials in New Orleans had been warned in the months leading up to the Super Bowl there may be a power problem at the Superdome. Now they're investigating what that problem might have been.

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Higher Education
7:00 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Tulane Offering One-Day Workshop for Girls To Study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Tulane encouraging girls to study sciences.

Tulane University is reaching out to girls attending middle school with an opportunity to focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Organizers hope a one-day workshop will pique their interest in subjects that have historically attracted more boys than girls.

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Super Bowl XLVII
7:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Fans Leave Lasting Impressions

Super Bowl fans volunteer with housing recovery work.

Super Bowl crowds are heading home with their memories of the big game. Many New Orleans residents are especially thankful that they came.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Veterans Advocate Pushes For More Jobs

Paul Rieckhoff discusses veterans issues.

Amid the parties and hoopla that come with a Super Bowl, there is some serious business going on behind the scenes. There’s a drive under way to get more jobs for veterans.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed January 30, 2013

BP Facing Billions More In Fines Over Oil Spill

Huge civil penalties looming for BP.

BP has agreed to a $4 billion settlement of a criminal case filed by the Justice Department over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A pending civil case could cost tens of billions of dollars more in penalties.

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