Nicole Darden-CrestonMorning 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
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.
Hurricane Irma essentially shut down Florida’s economy during a very important week in September, says 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind. But is Irma’s drastic effect on Florida’s job numbers a cause for concern?
90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the recent changes made by President Donald Trump to the Affordable Care Act will have a major impact in Florida.
Sales of new and existing homes have declined for three straight months, and with a low mortgage rate and strong economy, that seems surprising. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind offers his take on the story behind our housing markets.
Residents, aid groups, and government agencies are beginning to grapple with the tragic consequences facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at the arrival of evacuees in central Florida from an economic perspective.
As of early Tuesday afternoon, Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm in the Atlantic with wind speeds up to 180 mph. Five-day forecasts predict Florida will see some impact from Irma, but it’s too soon to know for sure. In preparation, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all of Florida’s 67 counties.
As the Sunshine State eyes Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic, 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says there are economic lessons both Florida and the U.S. can learn from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.
A new report from the Florida Association of Realtors shows existing home sales climbing two percent over July’s numbers last year, with home prices jumping a significant nine percent.
Fishkind Conversations: Florida Employment Still Strong…But Why Did Orlando Slip From Top Spot For Job Growth?
Florida’s latest jobs report shows the Sunshine State still going strong, growing by nearly three percent over last year with unemployment holding steady at just over four percent. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says overall the July report is a win…but why did Orlando lose out to Tampa as number one for Florida job growth?
Several central Florida cities are on the leading edge of what seems to be a new nationwide trend – the integration of ride-sharing or ride-hailing services with public transportation. Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Maitland, Sanford and Longwood offer discounts on Uber rides that begin and end within each city.