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Nicole Darden-Creston

Nicole Darden-Creston

Morning 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







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

Fishkind Conversations: Initial Retail Reports Come Bearing Gifts



Preliminary reports say Black Friday sales were stronger than expected, mostly due to a surge in on line shopping. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says you can learn a lot from retail sales reports about the financial state of the nation and your neighborhood, and that these initial reports seem to bring glad tidings.




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

Fishkind Conversations: Florida’s Existing Home Sales Stall In September



Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that in the midst of all the focus on the election, some important news for Florida’s housing markets was released. As he tells 90.7’s Nicole Creston, drilling down into the details reveals a significantly mixed bag, but the headline is this: sales of existing homes stalled out in September.


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

Fishkind Conversations: Why GDP Really Matters To Central Florida



Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says if he mentions the phrase “gross domestic product” to people who aren’t in his line of work, he can sometimes see their eyes glaze over. But GDP matters, he says, and you may be surprised just how much – especially in the Sunshine State, and even more acutely here in central Florida.




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

Fishkind Conversations: Floridians Still Worry Over Economy And Jobs



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.





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