Nicole 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 Creston
The Florida House and Senate are at odds over Governor Rick Scott’s proposal to cut taxes by $1 billion and set aside $250 million for incentives to attract new businesses. The theory is that lower taxes will stimulate job growth. But economic analyst Hank Fishkind says evidence does not support that theory.
Today stands out in the national spotlight for two reasons – first, we have the Iowa caucus results…and second, it’s Groundhog Day! 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says Groundhog Day can teach us a few things about how to view the economics of early primary results.
Members of the Florida cabinet have apologized to former students of a reform school for boys where abuse allegations first surfaced more than 100 years ago…and dozens of unidentified bodies were recently discovered. Lawmakers are also moving a pair of bills related to the closed school, but former Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens says more needs to be done.
Florida’s December jobs report is out, and the numbers paint a fairly rosy picture, but economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the numbers are a little off. The jobs outlook for the coming months may be a bit better than it appears.
Florida US Congressman David Jolly promises not to ask for money for his election campaign…and under a bill he’s proposing, his fellow lawmakers would follow suit.
The state Legislature is considering a high-stakes proposal to extend the gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind examines possible outcomes.
Economic data from the first days of 2016 seem contradictory. So, should we be worried about the outlook for this year? 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind sifts through the good and the bad.
Forecasters are keeping an eye on a weather oddity far off of central Florida’s Atlantic coast – a low pressure system with a small chance of developing into a subtropical storm.
New data shows Florida’s 2015 population growth second only to Texas in the number of new state residents. What does that mean for Florida’s economy, and for its natural resources? 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind weighs in.
Forecasters expect this to be the hottest December on record for Central Florida.