Nicole Darden-CrestonMorning Edition Host and Reporter
Nicole came to central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered 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
With Election Day just seven weeks away, economic analyst Hank Fishkind set out to review the economic policies of candidates for statewide office. He shares his thoughts on what he found, and what he didn’t find.
Local artisans, designers, and creative small businesses are coming together Sunday for an indoor makers’ market event in downtown Orlando.
Many of Central Florida’s finest purveyors of food and drink will be in one place Friday evening – at the Orlando World Center Marriott for an event called “Taste! Central Florida.”
In last week’s primaries, Floridians chose Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis to be their candidates for Florida’s next governor. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the two have very different ideas about how to handle Florida’s purse strings.
Below you will find live updates For Florida’s primary election. Leaders in the race are in bold and italics. Winners are in headlines.
Mobility, whether within the US or from overseas, is an important part of the US and Florida economies. But Americans aren’t moving around as much as they used to. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind sat down with 90.7’s Matthew Peddie to explain what that means.
Now that the qualifying deadline has passed for most candidates in Florida’s 2018 elections, voters may soon begin to hear some debate about the Sunshine State’s economic policy. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says there are significant state spending issues that he hopes won’t get lost in the mix.
The latest data on Florida’s retail numbers shows a big eight percent jump in sales over the last twelve months. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains the big gain.
Newly-released tourism numbers show Florida had another record-setting year in 2017 with 116 million visitors. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the jump is good news, but there’s a caveat – for the second year in a row, it’s a smaller jump than the one the year before. But why?
Valencia College has announced the launch of a degree program in Musical Theatre, and prospective students have less than a week to turn in their applications.