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
This is the 74th month in a row that state numbers show Florida’s job growth is strong. You may be getting used to hearing that good news by now…but economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that even another thumbs-up report has a few surprises up its sleeve.
The latest annual poll of Floridians by the USF/Neilson Sunshine State Survey asked respondents the open-ended question, “What is the most important issue facing Florida?” The top answer was the economy and jobs…even though Florida has seen very strong job growth since 2009. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind explores why Floridians are still concerned.
New housing market data show national numbers are very different from Florida’s. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind breaks down what it all means for Orlando and the state.
Central Florida leaders are expressing sympathies after the death of golf legend Arnold Palmer. He died Sunday in a Pittsburgh hospital at age 87. Palmer’s legacy in his part-time home of Orlando goes beyond golf.
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind finds good news for Florida in the state’s August jobs report and U.S. Census Bureau data on median household incomes.
The latest report from state tourism agency Visit Florida shows 27.3 million visitors to the Sunshine State in the second quarter of this year between April and June. That’s a three percent jump from the same time last year. Sounds like one for the “win” column, but economic analyst Hank Fishkind says it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Immigration is emerging as a major topic of this presidential election. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks to remove the politics from the candidates’ proposals and examine how they would impact Sunshine State finances.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton both gave major speeches last week, detailing their respective economic programs. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind gives his opinion on the proposals and how Florida may be affected.
Even with interest rates at historically low levels, the current recovery in the US and many other developed countries is the weakest in terms of GDP growth since World War II, says economic analyst Hank Fishkind. But he thinks he knows why, and what to do about it.
Florida’s latest job numbers look a little confusing. The state added about 9,800 jobs in June. That equals about half of the average growth for the past six months, but economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that’s not as alarming as it may seem.