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Nicole DiDonato is the weekday morning reporter for FOX 17 Morning News.
Not being a fan of sleep, she feels no other shift fits her lifestyle better and actually enjoys waking up in the middle of the night; she gets to see some of the most gorgeous sunrises!
She loves the early shift because it is unique; you hit the ground running as soon as you walk in the door.
Plus, it allows Nicole to interact with viewers more as she delivers up to eight live reports during the four-hour morning show!

Nicole grew up in Metro Detroit and has been in the business for a decade, beginning as a writer at WXYZ in Detroit, before making stops in Alpena and Evansville, Indiana.

Nicole enjoys weight lifting and competes in bodybuilding competitions.
Besides sleep, Nicole also hates staying indoors.
When she’s not working or at the gym, you’ll find her enjoying West Michigan’s coast line during the summer.

Recent Articles
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    West Michigan father doesn’t wait for Mother Nature to bring a White Christmas

    WALKER, Mich.– While most people want a white Christmas, depending on where you live in West Michigan, that may not happen. But, one father is making sure his kids will have snow on Christmas for sure. There are two types of Michiganders: those who don’t like the snow, and those like Mark Hughes. “It’s Michigan. We have to have snow,” Hughes said. For the past four years, Hughes has created a winter wonderland for his family when mother nature wouldn’t […]

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    Mel Trotter hands out hundreds of Christmas dinners

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Hundreds of West Michigan families will now be able to set the table for Christmas dinner. Mel Trotter Ministries helped their neighbors in need during the Christmas Food Box Giveaway, handing out more than 700 boxes to families. Events like the brown bag food drive and turkey drop help supply the ministry with enough food for everyone. Like many shelters around West Michigan, Mel Trotter says the need grows every year, especially during the colder months. “A […]

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    Gerald R. Ford International Airport reveals new ‘iconic’ logo

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich,– Gerald R. Ford International Airport has a new look and a continued promise for customers traveling in and out of West Michigan. The airport revealed its new logo, Wednesday. Instead of the globe and airplane, it’s now the name of the airport with waves of blue lines above. It’s said to resemble the airport’s iconic canopy and the waves of West Michigan. “It signifies what we’ve been doing to really move this airport forward,” said Brian Ryks, the […]

  • Grand Rapids officers & firefighters tackle Christmas shopping with kids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Some children will have a brighter Christmas thanks to a handful of police officers and firefighters. More than a dozen children paired up with Grand Rapids police officers and firefighters for the third annual Shop with a Hero event. Armed with a $100 gift card from Meijer, they went up and down the aisles looking for that perfect gift for their loved ones, as well as themselves. “It helps break down some barriers,” explained Community Officer Neil […]

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    Economists say to expect a robust 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– West Michigan can expect to see a robust year in 2015, that’s according to economists. The Right Place hosted it’s annual economic outlook in downtown Grand Rapids, Tuesday. According to The Right Place, unemployment stands around 4.5%, the lowest since 2001, and areas like manufacturing and health care continue to grow. They say it’s the kind of growth that exceeded expectations, further showing West Michigan’s resilience as the economy gets stronger. “We now have a diverse economy […]

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    West Michigan soldiers deploy to Africa

    WALKER, Mich.– A group of West Michigan soldiers is preparing for a nearly year-long tour in Africa. The 321st military information support operations out of Walker will be spending a few months in training before heading to Africa. It’s a process all too familiar for Sergeant Tori Pringer. No stranger to deployments, Sgt. Pringer’s seven year military career will include this third tour overseas. “I thank God for making people smart enough to make Skype,” joked Sgt. Pringer. “It’s a […]

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    Young boy collects cans to help sick classmate

    HOLLAND, Mich.– A fourth grader with a big heart is paying it forward to help his best friend who is battling some life-threatening illnesses. Max Heerema and Keyan Hogan have been inseparable since first grade. “It takes a special kid and family to embrace everything that comes along with Keyan,” said Stephanie Hogan, Keyan’s mother. “Keyan’s a quadruplet. They were born at 27 weeks and she got the short end of all the sticks.,” Hogan explained. “Cerebral palsy, her entire […]

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    More adults facing homelessness for the first time

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– More than one in three adults who seek help are facing homelessness for the first time, that’s according to a new survey of rescue missions across the country. “I want to get custody of my grandson that’s why I’m down here,” explained Mildred Hasley. The 42 year-old has called the Open Door Women’s Center at Degage Ministries home for the past month. But, she’s determined to not get too comfortable. “In six months, I see myself in […]

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    Using jewelry to help find homes for rescued Alaskan Malamutes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A West Michigan woman is making it her mission to use jewelry to help senior dogs. Carol Januszewski runs Golden Years Alaskan Malamute Rescue. It’s based out of North Muskegon and strives to find forever homes for the breed. She also creates jewelry with proceeds going back to helping the dogs on Etsy.