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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

Disney World Magic Kingdom Castle on 7/9/2020
Photo: Allison Varney

Your Saturday Update: Grim Record For Florida’s COVID-19 Death Rate As New Daily Cases Top 10K, Disney World Reopens Amid Coronavirus Surges, Gov. DeSantis Declares “Status Quo” In Florida, Some Hospitals Seeing Younger & Sicker Patients



Grim Record For Florida Coronavirus Deaths This Week by Associated Press More Floridians died of coronavirus this week than in any other seven-day period. The state recorded nearly 500 deaths over the last seven days, an average of 71 per day. The worst week previously was in early May when the state average 60 deaths per day. Because of the economic shutdown, that rate dropped sharply and three weeks ago the death rate was 30. For two weeks it crept up before exploding the last three days. Since March 1st, the state has reported more than 254,500 confirmed cases and about 4,300 deaths. DeSantis Keeps “Status Quo” In Florida by Nicole Darden Creston, WMFE Gov. Ron DeSantis says it’s “status …


SpaceX’s launch pad and hanger at Kennedy Space Center. Photo: Brendan Byrne, WMFE

SpaceX Scrubs Saturday Launch



SpaceX has yet again scrubbed the launch of another batch of its internet satellites from Kennedy Space Center.




UCF Welcome Center. Photo Credit: Keone via. Flickr

UCF Under Fire Over Professor’s Tweets



The University of Central Florida is under pressure as calls grow to fire a professor for tweets that students, alumni and faculty have called racist.  






Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Fishkind Conversations: Stimulus Or Not?



Mixed economic messages are coming from the White House today. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is expressing concern and urging Congress to pass another stimulus package, while Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin forecasts a full recovery to 2019 levels by next year. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind weighs in on who he thinks is right, and what it means for Central Florida.