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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Reports
5:05 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Brutal Conditions in Orleans Parish Prison

The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing officials in charge of the New Orleans jail. The group says inmates are subjected to violence and held in inhumane conditions.

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NCAA Final Four
4:00 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Final Four Pumps Millions of Dollars into New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Saints quarterback Drew Brees attend the opening of a new gym at the Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East.
Erin Krall

As the Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats prepare for tonight’s NCAA Championship, New Orleans officials are already celebrating. The city is making the most of the national spotlight, and the money it brings.

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Politics
7:04 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Santorum Faces Missteps in Louisiana Primary

Rick Santorum is leading in Republican presidential polls in Louisiana. But the candidate spent time countering missteps ahead of the Saturday primary.

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Politics
6:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Gingrich Talks Immigration, Health Care to Louisiana Supporters

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.

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Politics
11:57 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Romney Tells Louisiana Supporters He'll Repeal "Obamacare"

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney campaigning in Louisiana one day ahead of its primary is promising to repeal President Obama’s health care program. Romney says he’ll put states in charge of their own health care plan.

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Politics
4:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

GOP Primary Draws Candidates to Louisiana

Louisiana Republicans heading for the polls tomorrow will be getting more national attention than in past contests. The head of the G-O-P in the state is certain the primary will strengthen Louisiana’s presence in the presidential contest.

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Business
4:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Commerce Department Boosting Assistance for International Trade Deals

The World Trade Organization of New Orleans is marking a new partnership with the Commerce Department to help small- and mid-size business expand through international trade.

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Mid-City Business Development
4:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mid-City Market Construction Begins

City officials and business leaders are celebrating the start of a shopping development in the heart of New Orleans. City leaders say the Mid-City Market will affect the entire city.

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Reports
4:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Supports Prosecutor's Resignation

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the resignation of longtime federal prosecutor Sal Perricone over anonymous and scathing website postings is justified by the facts of the case.

“I think Sal evidently has a very serious problem. And I think that some of the things that he has said and the way that he has done it has posed, you know, a huge problem that we have to work through. The US Attorney and the Justice Department said they’re going to do a full and thorough investigation. I take them at their word that they’re going to do that.”  

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Reports
4:47 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Federal Prosecutor Resigns After Posting Online Comments

The federal prosecutor who posted anonymous online comments about cases he was handling is no longer with the U.S. Attorney’s office.  Sal Perricone has resigned.

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