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Jessica Williams

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News reporter for @theadvocateno, with a focus on local politics, government and education. Best reached at jwilliams@theadvocate.com.

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Biography

Jessica Williams stays on top of the city's loosely organized collection of public schools, with a special emphasis on charter schools. In 2012, she was part of a team that received a National Edward R. Murrow Award for their work following a New Orleans family's recovery after Hurricane Katrina....

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Key points of note from the presser: Boil water advisory still in effect, however water pressure is rising and S&WB is making key repairs.
Mayor Landrieu says the city has been in communication with tourism officials to apprise them of the city's progress in addressing the problem. Says "Mother Nature always wins;" points out that other parishes across the state dealing with same.
Susan Guidry -- If you have neighbors and relatives that you know have been out of town, or away from their homes, check on them. Check their pipes.
Kevin Dolloile - Heat back on at airport. Bathrooms working.
Edwards says S&WB expects to receive more calls about leaks in the coming days as pipes unfreeze. S&WB will also create a how-to tutorial for how to shut off water
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Interning at a local television station

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes

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