Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Captain Terry Carver appeared in the New Orleans federal courthouse, telling investigators he left his vessel, the Mel Oliver, after getting a phone call from his nephew, saying he'd seen Carver's girlfriend driving in a truck with another man.

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

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

An organizer of protests in Catholic Churches closed in the Boston Archdiocese will be in New Orleans tomorrow to deliver a message of solidarity with people occupying two churches closed in New Orleans.

Congressman-elect Joseph Cao is using his first week after being elected in the Second District to thank supporters and meet local leaders.

While the nation continues to suffer through an economic recession, some experts say New Orleans is one of the best places in the country to ride out the tough times.

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