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 December 20, 2012

Groundbreaking Set For New Orleans East Hospital

Full-service hospital planned for New Orlean East.

A groundbreaking will be held at 2 p.m., marking the start of a new full-service hospital for New Orleans East. It’s a major step forward in Hurricane Katrina recovery.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Port of New Orleans Unaffected By Low Mississippi River Levels

Credit Erin Krall / WWNO

The Port of New Orleans is keeping a close eye on Mississippi River drought conditions to the north. So far, the port is conducting business as usual.

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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Royal Street Gallery Show Leaves Quite an Impression

"Woman in a Canoe" by Giuseppe DeNittis, 1876.
M.S. Rau Antiques

Amid the bustle of the French Quarter are some rooms well back from the street that are adorned with 40 Impressionist paintings. While some are for sale, all are free to behold.

Bill Rau’s family has operated their antique store on Royal Street for 100 years. They decided to mark the occasion with a look back at what was most popular when it first opened. A century ago, Impressionism was all the rage.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Tulane Expert Says Colleagues Best Help For Sandy Hook First Responders

Tulane professor reviews help for Sandy Hook school first responders.

As the nation continues mourning the killings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, first responders are getting help in coping with what they saw. A Tulane University expert on post-traumatic stress says their colleagues are the best source of help.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Deadline Today For New Taxi Permits

Strong response to taxi application process.

The city of New Orleans is cutting off the application process for new taxi permits. Officials say the response to get new permits has been tremendous.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches

The deadline is approaching this week for governors who opted out of provisions of the Affordable Care Act to change their minds. Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal is refusing to set up a state-run health insurance exchange for people who can’t afford plans in the current market.

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is turning up the pressure on Jindal. She wants the state to establish a system under the new guidelines instead of having the federal government impose general standards.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

New Orleans Looks For Ways To Fund Jail Reform

Critics say New Orleans underfunds city jail.

The City of New Orleans is reviewing a consent decree designed to revamp operations at the parish jail. Federal officials are looking to the city to correct conditions they found unconstitutional.

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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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Latest News
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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Latest News
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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