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
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.
There’s been a lot of news recently about economic incentive payments for businesses. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind weighs in on how – and whether – they work.
UCF journalism professor Rick Brunson took to Facebook to share the response he got when he wore an “I Love Journalism” t-shirt to his usual Orlando coffee shop. A fellow regular told Brunson he “should be shot.”
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says he has noticed a pattern since the election: economic growth is accelerating and interest rates are rising. But is that trend likely to continue?
The OneOrlando Fund has distributed $27.4 million to victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting and their families. That accounts for 98 percent of the eligible requests for aid the fund was set up to handle.
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.
Newly-released October data for Florida’s labor market shows smaller jobs gains and slightly higher unemployment, but 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that’s not as scary as it may seem.