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
A Florida man with tragic ties to Osceola County is the sole suspect in what law enforcement officials call a mass murder/suicide. Two adults and six children are dead after the shooting in the small north Florida town of Bell, just outside of Gainesville.
Attorneys for a 13-year-old Lakeland girl arrested for cyberbullying in the wake of a classmate’s suicide is suing the Polk County Sheriffs Office. The announcement comes just days after a candlelight vigil marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Rebecca Sedwick, the girl’s alleged victim.
The Orlando City Council voted unanimously Monday night to raise property taxes for the first time since 2008. The rate will increase 17.7 percent beginning in October.
Both Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are promising to increase education spending upon election, but that may be a tough promise to keep without cuts to other state programs or an increase in revenues.
It’s opening night for Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of the beloved musical “Les Miserables,” and stage performers, orchestra members, and tech crew are preparing to mount the storied company’s largest single show to date.
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at two national policies that could have a local impact.