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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America’s Wetland Foundation
6:00 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Wetlands Group Focusing on Mississippi River

After more than a decade of coordinating coastal concerns of five Gulf states, the America’s Wetland Foundation is looking north. The group will be heading as far north as Minnesota to study how best to use the Mississippi River that feeds the Delta.

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Hurricane Season
6:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

No Relief in Sight For High Insurance Rates

It seems unlikely that the high cost of insurance is going to drop along the Gulf Coast. Experts say politics is the reason.

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The Times-Picayune
8:00 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Plans Meeting With Times-Picayune Owners

Erin Krall WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he’s planning to talk with owners of the Times-Picayune for details about cutbacks.

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Features
6:00 am
Mon May 28, 2012

City Leaders Rally To Save Times-Picayune Daily Publication

Erin Krall

New Orleans has survived the Civil War, yellow fever, the Depression and a string of spectacular political shenanigans. But its award-winning newspaper – The Times-Picayune – won’t be around to tell readers each day how the city is rebounding from Hurricane Katrina.

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The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Civic Leaders Seek Alternative To Times-Picayune Cuts

Erin Krall WWNO

The announcement that the Times-Picayune is making cutbacks and planning to print only three copies a week has shocked some community leaders. But one leading expert in journalism says shifting to online delivery is a clear industry path.

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The Times-Picayune
4:05 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Times-Picayune Announces Cuts

Erin Krall WWNO

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans’ only daily newspaper, is announcing major cutbacks. The Pulitzer Prize-winning paper will be printed only three days a week.

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Reports
6:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Officials Release Comprehensive Illegal-Drug Report

Leaders in public health, law enforcement and community organizations have unveiled a report they say is a battle plan against drug use. The focus is on prevention and treatment.

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State of the City Address
8:30 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Mayor's Speech Gets Good Grade

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s second State of the City address is getting high marks from one expert.

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State of the City Address
6:00 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Landrieu outlines his administration's accomplishments and goals in his second State of the City address.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is asking for more help in fighting crime. He used much of his hour-long State of the City address to call on federal and state governments—and the community—to battle what he calls “the first order of business.”

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Chemical Plant Fire
6:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Fire Burning at Chemical Plant West of Baton Rouge

Officials are letting a fire burn inside a chemical plant about 10 miles west of Baton Rouge. Crews are monitoring several containers of a chemical used for welding.

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