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
Fri January 31, 2014

Testimony Begins In Federal Corruption Trial Of Mayor Nagin

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

Trial starts for former mayor Ray Nagin.

Testimony is under way in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Prosecutors allege Nagin sold city contracts for his own profit, while the defense says Nagin had no such power.

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Features
10:35 am
Thu January 30, 2014

National WWII Museum Plans Permanent Exhibit Honoring Monuments Men

An artist's rendering of the Monuments Men exhibit planned for the National World War II Museum.
Credit National World War II Museum

The National WWII Museum is planning a tribute to the men and women of the Monuments Men. The special soldiers in the little-known unit rescued stolen cultural treasures from Nazi destruction.

Ever hear about the Monuments Men?

Well, you will.

They were a crack team of art experts who ensured the salvation of priceless works of art. A film based on their story — starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchette and New Orleans’ own John Goodman — is being released next week.

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2014 Winter Storm
7:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

New Orleans Braces For Ice Storm

State transportation department workers restrict traffic on the Belle Chasse Bridge Tuesday morning.
Plaquemines Parish

Mayor Landrieu reviews storm preparations.

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as a winter ice storm bears down on the southern states. New Orleans is on high alert to cope with unusually cold and rough weather.

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Latest News
5:05 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Says Icy City Streets Will Be Dangerous

Mayor Landrieu says the city has no equipment to treat icy city streets.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has ordered City Hall closed tomorrow and Wednesday because of the incoming ice storm. The mayor says conditions could be the worst seen in the city for 25 years.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Former Mayor Nagin's Trial Set For Today

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin. His corruption trial is set to begin Monday.
Franklin Reyes AP

Jury selection is set to begin in federal court.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is scheduled to appear in federal court later this morning on corruption charges. Nagin is accused of taking bribes in exchange for city contracts.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Former Mayor Nagin's Corruption Trial Set To Begin Monday

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin. His corruption trial is set to begin Monday.
Franklin Reyes AP

Federal trial set to start Monday.

The corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is on track to start Monday. It’s been almost a year since Nagin pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Politics
7:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Senator Vitter Announces Run For Governor's Office; Mary Landrieu Reacts

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Kevin Dietsch UPI / Landov

Senator Mary Landrieu on the Louisiana governor's race.

Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter has announced he’ll be running for governor next year. He’s telling supporters he can have a bigger impact in Baton Rouge than in Washington.

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Education
5:05 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

New Orleans Teachers Contacting Union For Back Pay After Appellate Court Ruling

Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan on appellate court ruling.

A union that represents 7,000 New Orleans teachers fired after Hurricane Katrina is expecting a flurry of phone calls. Word is quickly spreading of the state appeals court ruling awarding them back pay for wrongful termination.

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Politics
7:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Pressure Rising In New Orleans Mayoral Race

New Orleans mayoral candidates spar at Dillard University debate.

More than 400 people packed a debate held at Dillard University where Mayor Mitch Landrieu highlighted accomplishments of his four-year term. His two challengers — NAACP New Orleans chapter President Danatus King and former judge Michael Bagneris — then slammed the incumbent for what they say is not being done.

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Politics
7:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Two At-Large Seats Open On New Orleans City Council

UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak on upcoming election.

Candidates for several New Orleans elected offices are appearing at forums throughout the city. Some will be chosen by districts; others by voters throughout the city.

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