Nicole CrestonMorning 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 Creston
In the recent release of the annual “Kids Count” report, Florida ranked 37th out of 50 states in overall child well-being, and even lower for its child poverty rate. But 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the numbers are not exactly as they appear.
An iconic sign that served as a photo backdrop for a generation of Daytona tourists has been torn down. Thursday’s demolition is part of a massive Daytona International Speedway redevelopment project.
90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says new Census data on Florida’s population growth reveals important details about how the state’s demographics are changing.
A Volusia County cultural grant recipient is raising eyebrows…largely, it seems, because of its whimsical name. The Creative Happiness Institute, Inc – CHI for short – is one of two dozen arts and heritage organizations getting a funding boost of about $2,500 from the county this fiscal year. According to CHI’s website, its motto is “Be creative, be well.” Part of its philosophy is that the arts are a source of happiness. Founder David B. Axelrod says it’s not unusual for an arts organization to have a creative title and an aim to enrich people’s lives. “There isn’t anyone who doesn’t get a kick out of a good joke, or watching a good movie, or hearing some wonderful music, whatever …
Fishkind Conversations: What Orange Co.’s Property Appraiser Does, And Why He’s Battling Theme Parks In Court
90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells Nicole Creston how property appraisals work in Central Florida, from homesteads to theme parks, and why they can wind up in court.
90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says five major economic events are ready to re-shape central Florida…and they’ve all happened in just the last week.
Daytona International Speedway is still reeling from a fiery crash near the end of the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 early this morning. Dale Earnhardt Jr’s race victory was muted by the sight of driver Austin Dillon’s car careening through the air and smashing into a crash safety fence in front of grandstands packed with fans.
NASCAR fans are split over Daytona International Speedway’s decision to do a flag exchange at this weekend’s Coke Zero 400. The move comes on the heels of a controversial announcement from NASCAR earlier this week discouraging fans from flying the Confederate flag at its races.
The new Florida budget is taking effect after a contentious pair of state legislative sessions that came down to the wire…only one of them planned. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at what’s in store for the 2015 fiscal year.
Equality Florida is praising the Supreme Court justices who legalized same sex marriage nationwide, for focusing on the part of the U.S. Constitution that guarantees people equal protection under the law.