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 recent Orlando Sentinel review found problems between the Orange County Clerk of Court’s office and a Florida database designed to stop severely mentally ill people buying guns. This week, Darryl Owens discusses the database, the input that makes it work, and what comes next.
The revised employment numbers for 2014 are out, and for the most part, they’re better than economists thought…especially in Florida, says 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind.
A video that’s gone viral shows Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. giving a young Central Florida boy, Alex Pring, a bionic arm that looks like Iron Man’s. That arm was made by a group called Limbitless. Its founder, Albert Manero, is a UCF engineering grad student and Fulbright Scholar working toward his PhD. He spoke with 90.7’s Nicole Creston.
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says three straight months of declining retail sales nationwide may raise some eyebrows, but a few factors affecting those numbers are only temporary.
Three years ago Thursday 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by then neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Just two days ago, the justice department decided not to prosecute Zimmerman on federal charges for a hate crime.
Florida may lose more than a billion dollars in annual federal funding that’s been paying for indigent care at public and private hospitals. The program is being phased out in favor of the Affordable Care Act, which Florida rejected. But economic analyst Hank Fishkind says there may be an answer.