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
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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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Venezuelans in US Coming to New Orleans to Vote

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens living in the United States are heading to New Orleans to cast votes in their country’s presidential election. Many are coming from Florida, where opposition to President Hugo Chavez is strong.

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The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Residents Lament Loss of Daily Times-Picayune

The Times-Picayune is no longer publishing a daily newspaper.
Erin Krall WWNO

New Orleanians are waking up for the first time without their Monday edition of the Times-Picayune. It doesn’t exist anymore. Some readers shared their thoughts on cutbacks taking effect at the paper, and if they’ll give a new venture a chance.

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Hurricane Katrina
5:00 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Federal Judge OKs FEMA Trailer Settlement

A federal judge in New Orleans has signed off on a $37.5 million settlement involving companies that provided trailers to thousands left homeless from Gulf Coast hurricanes seven years ago. Some residents claim the trailers contained chemicals that made them sick.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Alfre Woodard Teaching Acting At Batiste Academy

Actress Alfre Woodard meets with students at the Batiste Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans. Woodard has "adopted" the school as part of the Turnaround Arts program.
Erin Krall WWNO

Students at the Batiste Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans are being taught by a special teacher this week. Actress Alfre Woodard is giving lessons on her craft.

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