Nicole Darden-CrestonAll 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. 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
Fishkind Conversations: Finding Water Quality At The Crossroads Of Florida’s Environment And Economy
Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed $625 million in spending for environmental programs in the 2019 state budget. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind talks about why these programs are important to Florida’s environment and its economy…and he suggests a few of his own.
Domu, the popular East End Market ramenerie, has opened a new concept, Domu Chibi Ramen, in Waterford Lakes.
As Florida’s 2019 legislative session gets underway, arts and cultural organizations are working to persuade lawmakers to reinstate funding. After several years of decline, funding for the Division of Cultural Affairs took a nosedive in 2018 when lawmakers slashed it by 90 percent.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph reviews City Pub and its “remastered” pub grub.
Broadway legend and two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will take to the Garden Theatre stage on March 9th, sharing iconic songs and personal stories in an intimate setting.
Brian Feldman lives in Washington, D.C. now, but he’s back in his hometown of Orlando this weekend with ten performances of five different projects to mark the 15th anniversary of his start as an experimental performance artist. The first is #txtshow, beginning this weekend.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph reviews Wolfgang Puck’s new venture at Disney Springs.
Two Central Florida counties may soon join about two dozen other counties across the Sunshine State in taxing themselves. Voters in Osceola County may join Volusia in considering increases to their local-option sales taxes to fund infrastructure projects, like improvements to roads and bridges. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains why voters would consider a proposal to raise their own sales taxes.
Winter Park’s second annual Weekend of the Arts takes place February 15th – 18th. Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts owner Chris Cortez talks about being part of the event.
This week, Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph investigates a new noodle shop in an unexpected place.