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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NOPD Consent Decree
6:06 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Attorney General Announces NOPD Reforms

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Attorney General Eric Holder discuss the NOPD consent decree at a July 24 news conference.
Tyler A. Gamble New Orleans Mayor's Office

Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to New Orleans to announce sweeping reforms to be implemented in the city’s troubled police department. The changes are outlined in a detailed consent decree.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

St. Roch Market Set For Renovation

Mayor Mitch Landrieu officially kicked off renovations planned for the St. Roch Market.
Eileen Fleming

New Orleans officials kicked off a renovation project to return the St. Roch Market into commerce. The historic building is considered an essential anchor to improve the neighborhood.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Palace Hotel Implodes To Make Way For University Medical Center

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has a front-row seat for the implosion. Three photos follow of the blast and aftermath.
Erin Krall

Only rubble remains of the old Palace Hotel in New Orleans. State officials say the implosion of the 17-story building next to I-10 went as scheduled.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Two Seats Now Open in New Orleans Council Special Election After Johnson's Plea

The New Orleans City Council will have two open seats on the November 6 ballot. The second vacancy comes after District E Councilman Jon Johnson’s guilty plea to federal corruption charges.

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Latest News
4:05 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Councilman Jon Johnson Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Councilman Jon Johnson
New Orleans City Council

A New Orleans city councilman is resigning his office after pleading guilty to corruption. Federal charges link Hurricane Katrina relief to the politician’s failed-campaign fund.

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Food
6:00 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Tulane Doctor Creating Culinary Curriculum For Medical Students

Dr. Timothy Harlan
Tulane University

New Orleans has a reputation for its rich food, and the extra pounds it can pack on its fans. But a Tulane University doctor is working on a culinary plan to return the city’s cuisine — and the national diet — to its healthier roots.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Spirit Airlines To Offer Direct Flights From New Orleans To Dallas

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines will be offering direct flights from New Orleans to Dallas. The additional service kicks in just in time for the Super Bowl.

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Make it Right Foundation
6:00 am
Mon July 16, 2012

First Frank Gehry House Debuts in Louisiana at Make it Right in Lower Ninth Ward

Frank Gehry designed the latest home in the Make it Right neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward.
Erin Krall

The first home designed by architect Frank Gehry for the Make it Right Foundation has debuted in the Lower Ninth Ward. The lavender and pink duplex reflects a simplicity from his early career.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Fri July 13, 2012

New Orleans Bracing for Housing Baby Boomers

Population studies show that New Orleans, more than many American cities, needs to plan for housing Baby Boomers as they get older. A new study warns that blight could worsen as properties become abandoned.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Newhouse Says Times-Picayune Not For Sale

Erin Krall

Plans to continue the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a daily newspaper have taken a blow from its publisher. Advance Publications says it has no intentions of selling the paper.

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