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 federal government is extending the indigent health care program at the center of Florida’s budget standoff…but 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that extension is little more than a Band-Aid.
Economists have been predicting big gains and increasing growth in 2015, but now, they’re not so sure. That’s according to 90.7 economic analyst Hank Fishkind, who says new consumer confidence and retail sales numbers are tempering his enthusiasm.
Orlando gets more colorful this time of year, and not because of changing seasons – the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival begins today.
Tourism in Orlando is booming. In 2014, the number of visitors broke records, and 2015 is expected to another record-breaking year. But 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says a new survey by the travel association AAA highlights a few ways Orlando could better serve its tourism industry.
Central Florida seems ready to shed its reputation for criminalizing homelessness. That’s according to Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens. He points to three major announcements in the last two weeks that seem to suggest a new approach to dealing with homelessness.
The state of the schools is…surreal. That’s according to Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette. He delivered the annual “State of the Schools” address Tuesday morning. Sublette said the school board is asking the state legislature for a one-year “hold harmless” period for the new standardized tests. They were administered for the first time a few weeks ago. Test scores determine teacher pay, school funding, and student placement. A “hold harmless” period would make this year’s rollout, which was marred by computer glitches, more of a dress rehearsal. In other words, the test scores wouldn’t count. And they shouldn’t, Sublette told 90.7 News, because the test hasn’t even been benchmarked yet. No one knows what the passing score is. “That’s almost something out … Read More →