Nicole Darden-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 Darden-Creston
The Florida Supreme Court is backing up a lower court’s decision to put Florida’s abortion waiting period law on hold.
Orlando leaders are launching a public design competition to engage the community in creating a new city flag.
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.
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.
It’s been a roller coaster ride recently for tourism, an industry vital to central Florida’s economy. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind takes a look.
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.
Two significant pieces of economic news surfaced last week that economic analyst Hank Fishkind says offer a preview of money matters for the coming year: details of the new Congressional budget resolution and retail sales data for the US and Florida.
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.
President-elect Donald Trump has made privatization of public works a centerpiece of his strategy to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind takes a look at public-private partnerships.
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.