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Nicole Darden-Creston

Nicole Darden-Creston

Morning Edition Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida in 1997 to attend Rollins College, and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. Since 2002, she’s served as a field reporter and news anchor, covering everything from national elections to local arts, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy. When local issues have received international attention, Nicole has reported worldwide for TV news outlets such as CNN, HLN, ABC, Fox News Channel, and BBC News 24.

When she’s off duty, Nicole can often be found performing with one of Central Florida’s many theatre companies, or taking in local arts, culture and music.



Recent Stories from Nicole Darden-Creston





Foreclosure sign. Source: WikiMedia Commons

Report: Florida Slowly Closes Book On Record Foreclosures



A new report from real estate firm CoreLogic shows an unbroken 62-month streak of falling national foreclosure numbers, but Florida still ranks at the top of the list for completed foreclosures in 2016.


90.7’s economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Fishkind Conversations: What ACA Changes Could Mean For Florida



One of President Trump’s main campaign promises was to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at the ACA from a financial perspective, and what changes in the program could mean for the state.




90.7’s economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Fishkind Conversations: Inside Gov. Scott’s Tax Cut Plan



Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday released his official budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year. It includes what economic analyst Hank Fishkind calls an “ambitious” $618 million tax cut program. Its centerpiece is a $454 million cut in the taxes that businesses pay to rent space. 90.7’s Nicole Darden-Creston asked Fishkind how he thinks the state budget will shape up for this fiscal year, starting with this proposed tax cut and how it may affect central Florida’s economy.




90.7’s economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Fishkind Conversations: Orlando’s Housing Market Tops The 2017 Charts



Orlando gets the top spot on a new list of the hottest housing markets for 2017. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says there’s more than one Florida market expected to take names this year. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says he’s glad to see Zillow recognize the strength of the Orlando housing market, and he also predicts that strength will last through 2017. But he tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden-Creston there are other Florida markets that may experience even faster price increases.




Photo by Crystal Chavez

Officials: Rambo The Gator Can Stay



A Lakeland woman says Christmas came early for her when she got a state permit to keep her pet Rambo – a motorcycle-riding, leather-wearing alligator she’s had for more than a decade.



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