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
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.
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.
Tourism is one of Florida’s most important financial sectors. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the 2018 legislative session will bring new questions about how to draw more visitors to the Sunshine State, and how to spend the Tourism Development Tax.
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.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph reviews Nikki’s Place.
The tax cut plan now moving through Congress would cut both business and individual taxes as part of the biggest overhaul of that system in 30 years. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at how the plan will affect households here in Florida.
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.
It looks like Florida’s housing markets recovered from the impact of Hurricane Irma, according to the latest housing data. But economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that’s just the headline, and there’s a whole lot more to the story.
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.
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.