Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. 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.

Abita Springs is going green.

A coalition of several advocacy groups for foreign-born residents is demanding that local, state and federal lawmakers fight President Trump’s travel ban. More than 100 rallied outside City Hall.  

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New Orleans had more protests of President Trump’s executive orders. Hundreds gathered outside City Hall, angered by an order banning citizens from seven mostly Muslim nations.

New Orleans Mitch Landrieu and city councilmembers are asking Washington leaders to block any attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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More than 200 people attended a Christmas program in Central City hosted by a ministry for children whose mothers are incarcerated.  

Blood shortages can be triggered by major accidents or disasters. But demand can also be linked to rare medical conditions. The Blood Center says it has only half the supply that’s needed.

A new report from The Data Center shows youth in New Orleans under tremendous stress.

New Orleans voters will be heading to the polls tomorrow to decide what the city drainage system will look like, how firefighters are paid and the direction of the Criminal District Court.  

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Officials are getting ready for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at the new VA hospital in New Orleans. Veterans advised planners on what they wanted.

A new study from Tulane University found children in New Orleans are affected biologically by their neighborhoods.