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
Thu January 17, 2013

Mayor, Police Chief Support President's Gun Control Drive

Landrieu and Serpas back Obama's plan.

New Orleans’ mayor and police chief have issued statements in support of President Obama’s plan to strengthen gun control. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging Congress to go further in broadening the scope of crime reduction.

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Wildlife conservation
7:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Audubon Teams With San Diego Zoo For Wildlife Conservation

The slender-horned gazelle is among the animals to be bred at the Audubon Species Survival Center.
San Diego Zoo Global

Audubon spokeswoman Karyn Kearney explains the wildlife breeding program.

The Audubon Nature Institute is joining forces with the San Diego Zoo to help preserve endangered and threatened mammals and birds. New Orleans will provide space for a five-year, $10 million project.

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Latest News
8:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

City Considers Challenge To NOPD Consent Decree

Federal judge okays police consent decree.

A federal judge has signed off on the Justice Department's consent decree to reform the New Orleans Police Department. City officials want more time to work out paying for the changes.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

National World War II Museum Set To Open New Pavilion

B-17 on display
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

New pavilion opening.

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans will be opening a new pavilion that highlights the military equipment that helped the Allied victory. The 26,000-square-foot glass-fronted Freedom Pavilion-Boeing Center addition will open this weekend.

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BP Oil Spill
12:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Transocean Heads To Court With Proposed Settlement

Transocean has proposed settlement.

Transocean, the owner of the oil drilling rig that exploded and triggered the BP oil spill is scheduled to make its first appearance in federal court in New Orleans. The company is offering a settlement.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Study Shows 27 Percent of Regional Workforce Lacks Literacy Skills

An overview of Community Data Center report on adult literacy in the New Orleans metro region.

A new study shows New Orleans and surrounding parishes are suffering economically from a poorly trained adult work force. The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is calling for an “all hands on deck” approach to turn those numbers around.

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Mardi Gras 2013
8:04 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Carnival Season 2013 Under Way

Carnival season begins.

As much of the nation recovers from the frenzied pace of the holiday season, New Orleans is revving up for more parties. This year’s Carnival season also has a major intermission event.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Edwin Edwards Getting Reality TV Show

A&E planning Edwin Edwards show.

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards will be sharing his life after prison in a new cable-TV reality show. It will feature his extended family.

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BP Oil Spill
7:00 am
Fri January 4, 2013

$1.4 Billion Transocean Settlement May Set New Legal Standard

Massive settlements may be evidence of new legal precedent.

A federal judge will be asked to approve a proposed $1.4 billion settlement linked to the BP oil spill in 2010. Rig owner Transocean has reached a deal with the Department of Justice that appears to be creating legal precedent.

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Features
8:35 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Albinas Prizgintas to be Presented with Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award

Albinas Prizgintas at the grand organ in Trinity Church.
Credit Marie Lovejoy / Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education

Albinas Prizgintas discusses his musical influences and career.

The 2013 Big Easy classical arts awards will be handed out next week. A highlight of the event will be the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Albinas Prizgintas, musical director at Trinity Church. He’s renowned for his classic training at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. But he has a surprising range — and techniques.

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