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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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    Icy conditions causing slow down at Detroit Metro Airport

    DETROIT, Mich.—Icy conditions are causing some slow downs at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and that could have a ripple effect around the region. According to Detroit Metro Airport’s Twitter account, the runways are open, but traffic is moving slowly across the field. At one point, all air traffic stopped because of icy conditions. The airport’s maintenance crew has been working to clear the roads. Click here to find out how flights are moving in and out of Gerald R. Ford International […]

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    De-stress for the holidays with yoga

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The holidays can be a stressful time for the body and mind, from over eating to visiting family. Here is a yoga Black Friday event aimed at reducing stress and restoring peace throughout the body.  

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    “It’s very critical;” Snow won’t keep seniors from getting their meals

    GRANDVILLE, Mich.– The recent weather caused hundreds of delays and cancellations, but some people can’t afford to take a snow day. They have many people depending on them. “It takes a lot of weather to stop us,” said Ken Cook. He is a driver for Senior Meals on Wheels in Kent County and knows a lot of people depend on him. “For the most part, a lot of them don’t get visitors. I get to be the bright spot, because […]

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    Hills among the biggest headaches for drivers in the snow

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– While there were reports of slide-offs all morning, a big issue for drivers around Kent County during Tuesday’s snow were hills. Drivers used their emergency flashers to warn vehicles behind them that trying to get up the hill on Leonard and Perkins on the city’s northeast side wasn’t going too well. SUVs and a couple of semi trucks slowly reversed down the hill and created a backup for drivers. “It’s horrible,” one woman explained. “It’s like this […]

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    ISIS claims to have beheaded American hostage

    (CNN)– The Islamic State terror group has claimed to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, in a graphic new video. In the nearly 16-minute video uploaded to social networks on Sunday, a black-clad militant with his face concealed stands before a severed head that he claims is that of the U.S. aid worker. The authenticity of the footage has not been verified. To read more from CNN, click here.

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    Ele’s Place urges people to wear blue to raise awareness for children’s grief

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich,– It’s a place that caters to children and teens grieving the loss of a loved one, now Ele’s Place is receiving a grant from the New York Life Community Impact Grant program to help more children and their families. They are also urging people to wear blue on November 20th to raise awareness of children’s grief.

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    Pet adoption events and a chance to meet Santa at Harbor Humane Society

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– When Harbor Humane Society last appeared on FOX 17 their staff told us about Kit Kat, a small tabby who came to their shelter with a bullet lodged in his leg. At that time Kit Kat was in a cast and needed surgery to amputate the leg. It’s an awful story, but we are happy to report that the procedure was a success, and Kit Kat is doing great, so great that he joined us on the […]

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    Local writers team up to explain Ripple Effects of West Michigan non-profits

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Two local writers have teamed up to tell the story of the hardworking people behind some of the non-profit organizations in West Michigan. The book is entitled Ripple Effects.

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    Volunteers needed to distribute food

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– They have the food, but getting them to families in need will take volunteers. The Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is looking for help in distributing donations.