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.

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.

A new national report has some suggestions for Louisiana lawmakers struggling to balance the state budget. The Pew Charitable Trusts found that sharing information is key to predicting revenue flow.

Steve Purcell

The docent program for teenagers at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art has been honored by the White House.  It was one of only 12 programs across the country to receive the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest acknowledgment for those programs.

The New Orleans City Council will be hearing amendments today on the next budget. One would beef up the 911 dispatch center.

The two candidates for Louisiana governor have faced off in their final televised debate. The addition of a live audience turned up the heat in some exchanges.

The White House has released a state-by-state report on the benefits of its Trans Pacific Partnerships trade deal. It projects growth with partner nations now doing business with Louisiana.

The two candidates for Louisiana governor spent much of last night’s one-hour debate on Louisiana Public Broadcasting sparring with each other on being tied to their party leadership, and battling over their records.

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