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Nicole Darden-Creston

Nicole Darden-Creston

Morning 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

90.7’s economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Fishkind Conversations: The Economics of Immigration

Debate has erupted over U.S. immigration policy after President Trump’s reported use of derogatory language during his rejection of a bipartisan proposal for immigration reform last week. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind examines immigration from an economic perspective.

90.7’s economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Fishkind Conversations: GOP Tax Measure May Lead More Families To Florida

The newly passed Tax Cut and Jobs Act is widely expected to stimulate economic growth modestly this year. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the measure will also likely bring another population boost to central Florida. He explains what factors may lead to that outcome.

Rochelle Santopoalo and Saybra Chapman from the Threshold Choir in Leesburg. Photo by Isaac Babcock

Spotlight: StoryCorps on Threshold Choir of Leesburg

For the month of December, “Spotlight” is bringing you StoryCorps interviews from Central Florida’s arts and culture scene. Today, we hear from two members of the Threshold Choir of Leesburg, a Central Florida musical ministry with a unique mission.

Fishkind Conversations: Central Florida Affordable Housing In Short Supply

The lack of affordable housing affects communities across the U.S. and particularly here in Central Florida. Local leaders have been working to develop new plans and policies in a series of workshops. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind takes a look at which plans are already in the works, and which are in the discussion phase.

Fishkind Conversations: What Drives Florida Tourism’s Record Highs?

The Sunshine State continues to set records for tourism. According to the latest report from Visit Florida, late summer numbers were up more than three percent over last year’s record-setting high for the three months ending in September. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at what’s driving this long-running surge in Florida’s visitor volumes.

Fishkind Conversations: The Proposed Tax Plan’s Effect On Florida

U.S. House Republican leaders have unveiled their tax plan, called the “Tax Cut and Jobs Bill.” 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston asked economic analyst Hank Fishkind what effects the plan would have on Florida residents, if it is adopted as proposed.