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
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.
“Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” opens this weekend at Seminole State College. The play is set in 1895 and based on true events. Director Michele Cuomo says the show explores themes of identity and social justice that still resonate today.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph visits a new taco restaurant where he finds some creative combinations.
Orlando artist Doug Rhodehamel was pop-up before pop-up was cool. Same goes for his artistic repurposing of discarded and surplus materials to make everything from cute robots to surreal submarines. His new art exhibit opens at Stardust Video & Coffee this weekend. It’s called “Plankton” – part science, part whimsy, and all creativity.
This week, Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph visits the first U.S. location of quirky but tasty French steakhouse.
The longest partial federal government shutdown on record has come to an end, but economic analyst Hank Fishkind says it will leave behind short-term and long-term economic impacts on the Sunshine State and here in Central Florida.
Next to the Winter Garden Theatre in Winter Garden’s burgeoning arts district is Pilars, a cocktail bar with a twist – it’s the gathering place of a growing community that’s more about the jazz than the gin.
Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph plugs in to A La Cart, a permanent, generator-free setup for food trucks.
Florida’s unemployment is down, its job growth numbers are up and accelerating…but can this trajectory last?