Nicole Darden-CrestonHost and Reporter
Nicole came to central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered 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 Darden-Creston
Economic incentive packages have become the norm for city and state governments to get businesses to relocate. But 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the results from offering these often-pricey incentives are mixed.
For this week’s dining review, Orlando Restaurant critic Scott Joseph returns to one of downtown Orlando’s farm-to-table pioneers that he says is still setting the standard.
The Orlando Ballet’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” is an annual holiday tradition for the organization. And the tradition is expanding, says the ballet, to reflect both growing ticket sales and the diverse makeup of the Central Florida community.
New and existing home sales have slowed in the U.S. over the last six months. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains why the national housing market trends are particularly important to the Sunshine State.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph revisits a popular family-owned steakhouse for its 25th anniversary.
The Orlando-based theatre group Playwrights’ Round Table is staging “Native Voices,” a series of eight short original plays. PRT’s president talks about the production, the meaning behind its name, and what it is that makes the organization unique in Central Florida.
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind proposes policy changes to help Florida cope with the longer-term economic impacts of devastating hurricanes, which a new federal climate change report predicts may become even more frequent in the Sunshine State.
Orlando Restaurant critic Scott Joseph susses out the scene at Stasio’s Italian Deli & Market.
FusionFest takes place this weekend. It’s a brand-new large-scale downtown arts and cultural event that seeks to celebrate the rich tapestry of diversity that weaves Central Florida a unique identity.
The holiday shopping season officially begins this week, but the outlook from retail financial groups is warm and sunny. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind thinks it may be a bit better than these groups predict.