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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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Jury Deliberating Ray Nagin Corruption Case

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Jurors are starting to deliberate in federal court.

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Mayor Ray Nagin are now deliberating. Closing arguments showed the defendant in two very different roles.

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11:21 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Closing Arguments Begin In Ray Nagin Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Ray Nagin trial in final stages.

Closing arguments began Monday morning in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Nagin spent two days testifying against the 21-count indictment.

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5:05 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Nagin Finishes Testifying In Corruption Case

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Ray Nagin ends two days on the witness stand.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has finished testifying in his political corruption trial in federal court. He faced a tough couple of days on the stand.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Ray Nagin Testifies At His Corruption Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Ray Nagin takes the stand.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is due back on the witness stand later this morning. Nagin denies taking bribes and sidestepping laws to award contracts to the low bidder.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Prosecution Rests In Nagin Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Defense begins in Nagin trial.

Federal prosecutors are finished presenting their corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. The defense will be battling allegations that Nagin took bribes and kickbacks while in office.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Home Depot, IRS Witnesses Testify Against Former Mayor Nagin

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Latest on the corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Federal prosecutors are continuing to call witnesses of financial deals in the corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Several were executives of the Home Depot that Nagin brokered for Central City.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue February 4, 2014

New Orleans Elections Heading To Runoff

UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is among the candidates who managed to win their campaigns in the primary. A few will be back on a ballot next month.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Ray Nagin Trial Enters Week 2

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Federal court trial continues.

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is facing another tough week in federal court. Nagin continues to fight a 21-count indictment alleging corruption.

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Latest News
11:00 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Wins Re-election

Mayor Mtich Landrieu at a crime rally in 2012.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Mayor Landrieu wins second term.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been re-elected. An early commanding lead never faltered.

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1:00 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Citywide Elections Under Way In New Orleans

Mayor Mtich Landrieu at a crime rally in 2012.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Mayor Landrieu seeking re-election.

New Orleans voters are heading to the polls today. They’ll decide if incumbent Mayor Mitch Landrieu gets a second four-year term.

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