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.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is spending his first day on the job in Baton Rouge. One political expert already sees signs of stormy times to come.

Business leaders will be listening carefully when John Bel Edwards speaks after taking his oath of office Monday morning. They will want to hear his plan for prosperity.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

While most of the nation is winding down after the holidays, New Orleans is ramping it up. The 2016 Mardi Gras season is officially under way.

The holiday season can be a stressful time, with shopping and traveling seemingly endless chores. An oasis of calm is available with a free exhibit of Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations.

Louisiana lawmakers heading back to a new session have already tapped the state Rainy Day Fund to fill budget shortfalls. A new report recommends the state tighten up rules on how that pile of money should be used.

Audubon

The Audubon Society is asking for volunteers to take part in its annual Christmas Bird Count. The information gathered by these citizen-scientists over the past 116 years has helps researchers determine how bird populations are faring across the country.

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is settling up on how much it will pay to repair streets and sewer lines in New Orleans. Officials say much more than roadways can benefit.

As New Orleans officials consider removing four Civil War-era monuments, two members of the City Council are declaring their objections. They center on the process.

A comprehensive water-management plan for the greater New Orleans region is marking its second year. Partners in the program say they’re optimistic that people will adapt to a new way of living with water.

A new study involving a Tulane expert on child psychology shows that quality foster care can help reverse damage done to abused boys. Without the intervention, children can become callous and unemotional.

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