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Nicole Darden-Creston

Nicole Darden-Creston

Morning 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

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

Fishkind Conversations: Florida’s Gone Shopping



The latest data on Florida’s retail numbers shows a big eight percent jump in sales over the last twelve months. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains the big gain.


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

Fishkind Conversations: Annual Tourism Numbers For 2016



Newly-released tourism numbers show Florida had another record-setting year in 2017 with 116 million visitors. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the jump is good news, but there’s a caveat – for the second year in a row, it’s a smaller jump than the one the year before. But why?


Valencia College Adds Music Theater Program



Valencia College has announced the launch of a degree program in Musical Theatre, and prospective students have less than a week to turn in their applications.


Here Comes The Sun, Part 1: What Is “Sunshine Week”?



90.7 WMFE News is rolling out a series about open records, how to access public information, and what people can learn from a public records request. The series is built around what’s called “Sunshine Week.” Let’s start with the basics – what is “Sunshine Week”?


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

Fishkind Conversations: Are Home Sales Really Falling? Yes. And No.



Sales of existing homes tumbled in January nationwide, falling 3.2 percent compared with December and down by 4.8 percent from January 2017. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says this seems very surprising since interest rates are low, job growth is strong, and home prices have rebounded above their prior peak in 2005. So, what’s behind the lower numbers?


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

Fishkind Conversations: The Economics of Immigration



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.


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

Fishkind Conversations: GOP Tax Measure May Lead More Families To Florida



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.




Rochelle Santopoalo and Saybra Chapman from the Threshold Choir in Leesburg. Photo by Isaac Babcock

Spotlight: StoryCorps on Threshold Choir of Leesburg



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.





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