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Nicole Darden Creston

Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, 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

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Fishkind Conversations: Incoming Vaccines And The Months Between



The stock market is rising, along with hopes that two possible COVID-19 vaccines may be on the way…in a few months. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind talks about how an expected FDA approval could affect our economy, and what may happen in the months between now and widespread vaccine availability.








Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Fishkind Conversations: Renewable Energy In The Sunshine State



Renewable energy has been getting a lot of attention lately, from the last presidential debate to OUC’s new plan for reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind talks about how the transition to renewable energy – and its use – will affect Central Florida’s economy.


Tricia Jane Wiles as wounded soldier Jess, finding peace in virtual reality therapy in the play “Ugly Lies The Bone” at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden. Photo by Steven Miller Photography

Garden Theatre’s “Ugly Lies The Bone” Confronts Healing In Many Forms



This is the last weekend to catch the play “Ugly Lies The Bone” live at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden. The play revolves around Jess, a wounded soldier who has just returned home after multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The play was written pre-pandemic, but as the story charts Jess’s healing through a new virtual reality therapy, it also reveals surprising wisdom relevant to our isolated and uncertain times.


Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Fishkind Conversations: A Raise In Florida’s Minimum Wage?



One of the issues facing Florida voters on November 3rd is whether to raise the state’s minimum wage. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the outcome of raising the minimum wage is a mixed bag…but, all things considered, he thinks it’s a good move for Florida.