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.

Pages

Rebuilding
12:20 am
Wed January 14, 2009

College Students stay after volunteering

Hundreds of college students continue to volunteer in rebuilding homes throughout New Orleans, and a few are coming back to stay.

Volunteers who painted a two-story home in New Orleans last week are back home, getting ready to return to college. But there were two at the Broadmoor site last week who are home now. They both signed up for week long assignments last year through the Hillel foundation of Jewish students, and decided to come back for the long-term.

Read more
Healthcare
3:29 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Ochsner Baptist opens ER

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center is now offering emergency room treatment, for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

 

Read more
Church Closings
4:21 am
Tue January 6, 2009

Church occupation ends

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has ended the occupation of two churches where parishioners have been battling plans to permanently close the doors. Police made sure the churches were vacated.

Church Closings
9:21 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Parishioners talk about church closings

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has yet to settle the disputed closings of the Church of Good Counsel and St. Henry Church in Uptown. Parishioners there continue to occupy the churches, hoping a settlement can be reached.

Audubon Zoo
5:29 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Audubon Zoo tapir celebrates historic birthday

The Audubon Zoo is marking a milestone birthday for a tapir called Melon. He's the second oldest of his kind in zoo captivity.

Features
10:23 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Anti-violence street vigil

Pastor John Raphael Jr. of the New Hope Baptist Church has been preparing his New Year's Eve sermon while holding a vigil at South Claiborne Avenue and Felicity Street. 

Pastor Raphael had thought his three-day fast and anti-violence vigil would be a solitary experience. But his signs calling for and end to the city's killings have drawn supporters to his encampment on the neutral ground. He chose the spot for its memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King.

Read more
Community
10:09 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Chris Paul opens hoops courts in NOLA

New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul opened the first of three basketball courts his foundation is refurbishing in the city.

Mississippi River Spill
9:29 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Tug Captain Testifies on Oil Spill

There's new testimony in the Coast Guard investigation of July's oil spill in the Mississippi River. After initially declining to participate in the hearings, the tugboat captain who was missing after the collision has now taken the stand. He explains why he left the vessel to drive to Illinois.

Read more
The One Community Initiative
6:01 am
Wed December 17, 2008

One Community Initiative releases report on race relations

A study of race relations in the New Orleans area has uncovered what sponsors say is the first comprehensive look at how the community sees itself, for better and worse. It is part of a local media cooperative called The One Community Initiative.

The complete report is available online at onecommunityintitiative.org

Read more
Jazz Fest
4:53 am
Tue December 16, 2008

2009 Jazzfest lineup announced

The lineup for the 40th anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been announced. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

Read more

Pages