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
Equality Florida is praising the Supreme Court justices who legalized same sex marriage nationwide, for focusing on the part of the U.S. Constitution that guarantees people equal protection under the law.
Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens says confederate symbols belong in a museum. He examines their meaning, past and present, starting with the controversy brewing over one now standing in downtown Orlando.
90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind wraps up his two-part conversation on the major factors that shape growth and development in Central Florida.
There aren’t many beaches that allow you to drive right onto the sand. Daytona Beach is one of the few, and it’s become something of a unique tradition there, even a point of pride. So when the Volusia County Council voted last month to restrict beach driving in front of a few proposed five-star hotels, there was an outcry from some residents. Council members say curtailing the beach driving will stimulate development. But locals say the beach driving itself is a tourism draw. Now, the fight is going to court in the first of what may be many battles over beach driving.
Growth and development are booming in Central Florida, and predicting how the area will grow is part of the job description for economic analysts like Hank Fishkind. So how does he figure it out?
New research says high school classes should start later than Orange County’s 7:15am to help combat dangerous sleep deprivation in teens. So Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette has proposed delaying high school start times by 45 minutes or so. The idea doesn’t seem popular with other board members, but Darryl Owens says it’s time to wake up to the benefits of Sublette’s proposal.