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
Actors said goodbye to beloved Orlando theatre that has entertained audiences for 25 years. By Saturday, Theatre Downtown must be cleared out of its longtime home on the corner of Orange Avenue and Princeton.
This week, Darryl Owens examines the state’s ban on personal solicitations for campaign cash by judicial candidates. He says the ban, which is being challenged in the US Supreme Court, helps prevent the perception that justice is ‘for sale’ in Florida courtrooms.
New state job numbers show Orlando finishing strong in a December jobs report that’s full of mostly good news. But some areas across the state and in Central Florida are lagging behind.
Recent economic reports have been cause for optimism as we enter the new year, but things seemed to change last week. What happened, and how does it all affect Central Florida?
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Orlando Science Center over the next four days for its most popular event of the year. The 10th annual Otronicon begins Thursday.
Governor Rick Scott has just announced a new proposal to boost Florida’s education funding. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at the spending plan in light of the recent “Quality Counts” nationwide education report, and what it says about money and achievement in Florida’s public school system.