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
Opera Orlando is wrapping up its Opera on the Town series for the season this weekend, with a Youth Company production of Benjamin Britten’s miracle play “Noye’s Fludde,” which translates to “Noah’s Flood.”
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph visits a Thai restaurant and says it seems the thrill is gone.
Both the Orlando area and Volusia County saw record-breaking tourism numbers last year, according to new reports. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at what’s driving these new record levels of visitors…and how long the tourism boom may last.
Believe it or not, if you want to keep on top of economic trends, you’ll find one of the most reliable indicators in what is perhaps an unexpected place. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says data for the sales of existing homes are one of the most important and reliable indicators for the economy, and there are more surprises hidden in the existing home sales data for March.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph has found himself in the clink! Oh, wait, no…he was just hearing the clink of silverware at the Old Jailhouse in Sanford.
The Audubon Park Garden District is holding its annual “May the 4th Be With You” event, celebrating the unofficial holiday for Star Wars fans.
Fishkind Conversations: Making Sense Of What The Census Says About Central Florida’s Dollars And Cents
The U.S. Census Bureau has released its population growth estimates for last year. The report covers the time frame of July 2017 through July 2018. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says there are some important trends to watch that affect the economy, nationwide and here in Central Florida.
Several arts groups are up for new funding at Tuesday’s Orange County Commission meeting. The recommended projects mostly focus on building or improving arts facilities, with the exception of one “blockbuster” event.
The Morse Museum in Winter Park is offering free admission this weekend, as part of a spring tradition that’s decades old.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph visits an historic restaurant in Ybor City…where he finds its good reputation may be history, too.