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.

Tom Rossiter

Noted Chicago architect Gunny Harboe is speaking at Tulane University on Thursday about the complex $25 million restoration he led on a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece – the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The 1908 structure is one of many historic preservation projects he’s directed. Others are the Art Deco landmark Chicago Board of Trade, and the Illinois Supreme Court. But preserving Wright’s work is a specialty.

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The New Orleans Planning Commission has delayed a decision on a hotel proposed in Bywater. The project faces strong neighborhood opposition.

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New Orleans city and tourism officials gathered on Bourbon Street Wednesday to mark the end of a street repair project. WWNO’s Eileen Fleming was there, and reports the news conference didn’t go as planned.

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Officials from Orleans, France, wrapped up several days of events marking a sister city agreement with the city of New Orleans.  They attended the Joan of Arc parade over the weekend, as well as the official start of Carnival marked at Mardi Gras World.  The city designation coincides with the Louisiana city’s Tricentennial celebrations.

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A New Orleans jail reform coalition is asking the city to close a temporary detention center operating in Mid-City. Criminal justice groups are worried that it will become permanent.

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is welcoming his successor to his office. Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell just has to wait five months to move in.

More than 200 political, business and higher education leaders gathered at the Superdome Monday afternoon to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards announce high-tech company D-X-C is expanding into New Orleans. And it's bringing 2,000 new jobs starting in January.

Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is preparing for another record year for cruise passengers and cargo.  It’s now pushing more international service as well as local partnerships.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards was in New Orleans last week to accept an award from Court Watch NOLA for his work on criminal justice reform. Ten bills make up the Justice Investment Package, a campaign promise Edwards spearheaded in the State Legislature.  

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The two candidates for mayor of New Orleans answered questions posed by students in higher education institutions in the city at a forum at Tulane University.