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
8:55 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Nonprofit Planning More Homes For Gentilly

Project Home Again is planning to construct another 100 homes in Gentilly.
Project Home Again

A nonprofit group that built 101 homes in Gentilly after Hurricane Katrina is launching another drive. Project Home Again will build another 100 energy-efficient houses.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Night Out Against Crime Rallies Draw Local Officials

Mayor Landrieu meets with children at a Tremé anti-crime rally.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

The National Night Out Against Crime included more than 200 community gatherings in New Orleans. City leaders and criminal justice officials attended a kick-off rally in Tremé.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Underwater Robots Checking BP's Macondo Well Site

The Coast Guard is leading an undersea effort to check the site of BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The well was sealed three months after the explosion in 2010, but a new oil slick has surfaced.

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Latest News
12:00 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Coast Guard Approves Plan To ID Source Of Oil Sheen Near BP Well

The Coast Guard is overseeing efforts under way to find the source of an oil sheen near BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company and federal scientists suspect it came from debris on the sea floor.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Gentilly Man Almost Ready To Move Home After Hurricane Katrina

Harold Lyons is almost ready to move back in his Gentilly home.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

It’s been more than seven years since Hurricane Katrina left up to five feet of water in his Gentilly house. But Harold Lyons is almost back home.

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BP Oil Spill
12:00 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Oil Sheen Linked to BP Spill

The Coast Guard says an oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico matches oil from the BP spill two years ago. The exact source is unclear.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Boil-Water Advisory Lifted

It’s safe to drink the water again in New Orleans. The boil-water advisory is now canceled.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Boil Water Advisory in Effect For 300,000 on East Bank of New Orleans

Thousands of New Orleans residents may be skipping their morning shower, due to a boil-water advisory that remains in effect for most of the city.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Venezuelans Vote in New Orleans

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens throughout the South voted in their presidential election at the Convention Center in New Orleans.
Erin Krall WWNO

Thousands of Venezuelans living in the southern United States made their way to New Orleans to vote in their country’s presidential election. Despite the long and costly journey, they were celebrating.

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Wetlands Group Lobbies For Uniting Mississippi River Interests

The America's Wetland Foundation is working to unite Mississippi River interests.
America's Wetland Foundation

An environmental group that’s been studying Gulf Coast wetlands for the past decade is shifting its attention north. The America’s Wetland Foundation is focusing on the source of delta construction: the Mississippi River. The new project is called The Big River Works.

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