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
Thu October 3, 2013

New Orleans Mapping Future Through Zoning Ordinance

New Orleans City Planning

New Orleans officials are explaining the new zoning ordinance in a series of public meetings.

New Orleans residents are getting a glimpse of the future in the city’s proposed new zoning laws. The latest version comes after two years of reviews.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

BP Starts Second Phase Of Civil Trial

The second part of BP's civil trial is expected to last a month.

BP is in the second phase of a month-long civil trial in New Orleans over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company is denying allegations that it misled officials about how much oil was gushing out of its blown-out well.

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Lakefront Airport
7:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Lakefront Airport Restored To Art Deco Glory Days

Lakefront Airport's restored terminal building.
Credit Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Agency

Ceremony marks restoration of Lakefront Airport terminal.

Lakefront Airport has been restored to its Art Deco glory days. A $20 million restoration has left the terminal looking as Huey Long once left it.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kenneth Polite Facing Challenges As New US Attorney

US Attorney Kenneth Polite.
Liskow & Lewis via The Lens

Kenneth Polite must deal with past misconduct at the US Attorney's Office as he builds his own administration.

Kenneth Polite Jr. is wrapping up his first full week as the new US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

High on his priority list is likely selecting his top assistants — and making sure recent history is not repeated.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Groundbreaking Set For Ninth Ward Football Facility

Construction is set for a new football field, track and stadium facilities for Carver High School.

New Orleans leaders are gathering Thursday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s been called the Field of Dreams. It’s become another landmark to Hurricane Katrina recovery.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Forum Raises Awareness Of Hate Crimes

Forum outlines what constitutes a hate crime, and some victims describe their first-hand experiences.

The Anti-Defamation League is teaming with other nonprofits in New Orleans to raise awareness of hate crimes. Some statistics indicate a trend of under-reporting.

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Latest News
4:05 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Federal Judge Overturns 5 Danziger Bridge Convictions

Judge orders new trial for five New Orleans police officers convicted in Danziger Bridge shooting.

A federal judge in New Orleans has overturned convictions of five city police officers charged in the shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. The ruling is based on prosecution misconduct.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Serbian Prime Minister Visiting New Orleans

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic (far left) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (center).
Tanjug

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic is on an economic and political mission.

The prime minister of Serbia is wrapping up his first visit to New Orleans. The mission is aimed at building trade relations and improving political ties with the United States.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Costco Gets Ready To Open New Orleans Store

Costco General Manager Pete Carter checks preparations for the new store opening.

New Orleans is getting ready to offer big box warehouse retail shopping inside city limits. A Costco is to open later this month.

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Flood Control
7:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

GNO, Inc. Water Plan Envisions Canals And Detention Ponds

GNO, Inc. plan calls for $6.2 billion system.

Business and political leaders joined with Dutch water experts in recommending a plan that revamps the way the New Orleans region deals with storm water. It requires a major shift in how residents see water inside the levee system.

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