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
6:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Senator Landrieu Backs Civil Settlement With BP

Senator Landrieu hopes BP will settle oil spill civil lawsuit.

With the BP criminal settlement over the 2010 oil spill now pending a judge’s approval, talks are heating up to reach a deal on civil Clean Water Act fines. U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is hoping they’re successful.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Senator Landrieu Urges Support For Small Business Holiday Shopping

Senator explains importance of shopping at small businesses this holiday season.

With much of the nation focusing on Black Friday shopping at big box stores, one Louisiana lawmaker is suggesting another option.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Dalai Lama Coming To New Orleans

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s 2013 Commencement.
Tulane University

Several appearances set for Dalai Lama's visit.

The Dalai Lama is coming to New Orleans to deliver the keynote address at the Tulane University graduation ceremony, May 18 at the Superdome.

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Latest News
11:57 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Search Continues Around Burned Offshore Platform

Black Elk Energy continues search for missing worker.

A Texas oil company is still searching for a missing worker near a burned platform off the Louisiana coast. The company is using dive teams and a search-and-rescue dog.

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Latest News
11:59 am
Sun November 18, 2012

Body Found Near Burned Offshore Rig

Body found near oil rig fire.

The body of one of two missing oil rig workers has been found near the offshore platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company says divers will continue looking for the other missing worker.

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Latest News
8:29 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Coast Guard Suspends Search For 2 Missing Rig Workers

Search called off for 2 rig workers missing since Friday's fire.

The Coast Guard has called off a search for two men missing from an oil platform that caught fire Friday morning off the Louisiana coast. Officials say it appears no oil is leaking from the rig.

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Latest News
11:40 am
Sat November 17, 2012

2 Missing After Oil Rig Fire

Coast Guard searching for missing workers in Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard is searching for two workers missing after fire tore through an offshore oil platform off the Louisiana coast. Four others are recovering from serious burns.

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BP Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

BP Settles Criminal Case With Justice Department

Attorney General Eric Holder discusses BP settlement being apportioned to Gulf States.

The Justice Department says the fines from record-setting criminal penalties settled with BP over its oil spill will mostly stay in the Gulf Coast. Because Louisiana took the brunt of the damage, it will take most of the money.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Fair Grounds Announces Infield Festival

Officials announce the Infield Festival at the Fair Grounds.

For that lull in activity in New Orleans between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, a new event will debut next year. The Fair Grounds will be opening up the infield to mark the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Derby.

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Super Bowl XLVII
3:27 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

New Orleans Preparing For Super Bowl XLVII

New Orleans is preparing for the Super Bowl.

New Orleans is scrambling to get the city in top shape for the upcoming Super Bowl. A new streetcar line is finishing up near the Superdome where the big game will be held February 3.

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