Ashley Dean

Digital News Editor

Ashley Dean is the digital news editor for New Orleans Public Radio.  Before coming to New Orleans, she was the editor of Denverite, a digital news startup now under the Colorado Public Radio umbrella. Prior to that she was a copy editor and features writer at the Denver Post, and before that, a music reporter for the Colorado Daily. She graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in journalism and from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Tropical Storm Cristobal came and went through New Orleans without delivering much of the forecasted flooding. So here comes a thunderstorm to do the job instead.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

Activist group Take 'Em Down NOLA has organized a week's worth of protests in New Orleans in response to the killing of George Floyd, as well as the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Modesto Reyes, Tony McDade and others killed by police.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

About 50 people gathered at Claiborne and Esplanade avenues in New Orleans late Friday morning to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and police violence toward black people around the country.

As of noon, the protest was growing and ongoing.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

The number of COVID-19 cases reported over 24 hours in Louisiana spiked again on Thursday and, once again, this is not cause for alarm.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

Wednesday's report from the Louisiana Department of Health shows the biggest single-day increase in reported COVID-19 cases since May 1 but, once again, that's not cause for alarm.