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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Tropical Storm Isaac
4:25 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Mayor Says City Can Handle Expected Hurricane Isaac

The projected path of the storm.
National Hurricane Center

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he’s optimistic that the city will be able to handle the anticipated fallout from Tropical Storm Isaac. Isaac is on track to be at hurricane-strength when it makes landfall, and city officials say they’re ready for what’s predicted.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
4:03 am
Mon August 27, 2012

New Orleans Braces for Tropical Storm Isaac

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu describes the state of the city's preparation at a City Hall news conference Sunday afternoon.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of the Mayor

The City of New Orleans is bracing for the arrival of what’s expected to be Hurricane Isaac, expected to make landfall near the city. Officials say the city is protected by a new and improved levee system.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

New Orleans Port Unaffected So Far By Lower Mississippi River Levels

Cargo is continuing to move through the Port of New Orleans during the national drought.
Erin Krall WWNO

Low water levels in the upper Mississippi River have not affected operations so far at the Port of New Orleans. Port officials say no traffic restrictions are expected.

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Blight
6:00 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Report: New Orleans Blight Continues At High Level

A new study shows there's a diminishing amount of blight in New Orleans. But the overall level is stubbornly high.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Suspects In Deputies' Shooting Linked To Domestic Terrorism

Several suspects arrested after two Louisiana sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed and two others wounded are believed to be part of a group on the FBI’s domestic terrorism watch list. The group was heavily armed.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Study Shows New Orleans in Poverty Crisis

A new study says New Orleans is in a poverty crisis. The review, commissioned by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and conducted by the Greater New Orleans Comunity Data Center, finds financial trouble extending to the middle class.

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Budgeting For Outcomes
6:00 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Hears Budget Ideas at Community Meetings

Mayor Landrieu says using a refurbished Charity Hospital as a new City Hall is a good idea.
Erin Krall WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has begun his annual round of community meetings to set budget priorities for the coming year. Some suggestions range from fixing streets to using the shuttered Charity Hospital as a new City Hall.

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New Orleans Media
6:00 am
Fri August 10, 2012

New Orleans Examining News Outlets as Times-Picayune Cutbacks Approach

Erin Krall WWNO

As the Times-Picayune cutbacks are looming, other media organizations are examining what comes next for news in New Orleans. Several ideas are in play.

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Mississippi River Saltwater Intrusion
6:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Drought Lowers Mississippi River, Increases Threat to Drinking Water

The corps is planning a barrier to block salt water from heading upriver.
US Army Corps of Engineers

Louisiana has so far avoided disastrous drought conditions declared in nearly half the counties in the United States. But southeast Louisiana is starting to feel the effects of a lower Mississippi River.

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Hubig's Pies
6:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

New Orleans Rallies to Help Hubig's Pies Return

It’s been a week since fire destroyed the historic Hubig’s pie factory in the Marigny. Owners are getting help from city officials and other businesses on rebuilding plans.

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