Nicole Darden-CrestonHost 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
The holidays are approaching and that means it’s time for a rare peek behind the curtain at McRae Art Studios.
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind takes a look at how the outcome of the midterms could affect financial matters statewide and nationally.
Veterans Day is Sunday, but events acknowledging those who serve in the US military stretch beyond this weekend in Central Florida.
Dia de los Muertos may traditionally end after November 2nd, but there is a Dia de los Muertos event on November 3rd, for a cause. The Henao Contemporary Center is hosting a night of immersive artistic installations, themed drinks, and live music. And the proceeds are going to a non-profit that’s sort of a rescue group for pet rescue groups.
You may recognize the phrase “TED Talks,” or know of the show “TED Radio Hour” that plays Saturdays at 3:00 pm on 90.7 WMFE…but did you know TED extends into local communities, including Orlando? Check in with TEDxOrlando’s annual event.
The annual Orlando-centric performing and interactive arts event “Immerse” is taking over downtown this weekend.
Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in arms or legs. The cause isn’t clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 386 total cases have been confirmed.
Florida and the U.S. continue to grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that, along with the storm’s devastating human toll, there also will be a significant and long-lasting financial impact.
Scott Joseph reviews Central Florida staple Linda’s La Cantina.
The Orlando Ballet is marking a special milestone this year: Robert Hill’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director. The company is celebrating on a grand scale with this weekend’s performance of Carmina Burana.