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.

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A task force is examining if the shuttered Municipal Auditorium could be the new home for city government.

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As Vice President Mike Pence and Congressman Steve Scalise rallied supporters inside the World War II Museum on Thursday evening, some two dozen protesters gathered a few blocks away to voice their opposition to administration policies.

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The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has resumed cutting off water service to 17,000 delinquent accounts. Several pastors from the group Justice and Beyond held a prayer service outside the board offices to protest the policy.

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Today, 51 people from 24 countries stood under wings of warcraft at the National World War 2 Museum. There they took the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America as its newest citizens. 

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The king and queen of Spain are on their way to New Orleans. Gov. John Bel Edwards will meet them at Louis Armstrong International Airport tonight.

Then, they'll tour the city tomorrow and Saturday.

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There’s still time to see an art exhibit entitled “Vice and Virtue: An exhibition of Sex Saints and Sin.” It’s at the MS Rau Antiques shop in the French Quarter. Curator Rebecca Rau says the Royal Street shop between St. Louis Cathedral and Bourbon Street is the perfect location for the show that connects two very different worlds.

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The criminal justice monitoring group Court Watch NOLA is calling for the end of recording phone conversations between attorneys and their incarcerated clients.  

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Today marks the start of the 10th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, with speakers scheduled throughout the city. One expert sees New Orleans enhancing its reputation as a place embracing change.

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The New Orleans City Council has approved an Entergy power plant in New Orleans East. The six-to-one vote came after more than six hours of passionate arguments on both sides.

City officials released a report on economic disparity yesterday. It shows that minority- and women-owned businesses are doing better, but the city still has a long way to go.  

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