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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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    Grand Jazz Fest returns to Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Jazz lovers should head to Rosa Park Circle for the 5th annual Grand Jazz Fest. This free event features a mix of notable jazz performers as well as up-and-coming artists. The festival runs Saturday, August 20 from 12:30-8 pm, and Sunday, August 21 from 1-7pm. For a list of performers, click here.  

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    Traveling 9/11 Memorial will return to West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– This September will mark 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. A traveling exhibit will return to West Michigan to commemorate and honor those who lost their lives. The West Michigan Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute committee announced the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s “9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit” will stop in Grand Rapids and coincide with the West Michigan community’s annual September 11 Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute. The mobile exhibit will be on […]

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    Hundreds of positions featured at job fair at the Delta Plex Arena

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A heads up for anyone looking for some new work. A big job fair is taking place the Delta Plex Arena Thursday, August 11. The Advanced Manufacturing Job Fair features more than 50 employers looking to fill more than 1,400 job openings across West Michigan. Starting wages can range from $9 to nearly $53 per hour. The job fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delta Plex is located at 2500 Turner Avenue […]

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    Nearly 500 positions available at Grand Haven job fair

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Looking for a job or know someone who is? Head to Grand Haven Tuesday, August 9. West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County is partnering with the St. Patrick’s/St. Anthony’s Job Seeker’s Program for a career fair that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hiring event will be held at the St. Patrick’s/St. Anthony’s Family Center in Grand Haven, located at 920 Fulton Street. Twenty employers are looking to fill a combined 459 jobs, with […]

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    LG Chem Michigan Inc. looking to fill positions

    HOLLAND, Mich. — With the growth of electric vehicles, one company is looking to hire more people. LG Chem Michigan Inc. will be holding a job fair to fill positions like technical operators, maintenance technicians, production engineers and supervisors. Other positions are available here. The company manufactures large lithium ion polymer batteries for electric vehicle and energy storage applications. The job fair is Tuesday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Michigan Works! center at 121 Clover Street in […]

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    AAA: 80% of drivers get road rage behind the wheel

    DEARBORN, Mich.– An alarming new traffic study out this week revealed nearly 80% of drivers get road rage behind the wheel. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released the findings Thursday. It goes on to show about eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. “Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways […]

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    Foundation goes undercover to save puppies

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Just days after community backlash led to Woodland Mall ending the lease of a controversial designer puppy store, we’re learning more about the health of those puppies sold. The BISSELL Pet Foundation posted a statement on its Facebook page that explains that they were made aware that the ‘The Barking Boutique’ was closing and that any unsold puppies would be shipped out-of-state. The Foundation arranged an undercover purchase of six puppies and later discovered all six were […]

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    Film, music and children’s art events make for a busy summer

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– From independent films, music and farm fresh foods, there are plenty of events to check out around Michigan this summer. The Traverse City Film Festival takes place July 26th-31st. A Taste of Summer Event, a farm to table dinner featuring local foods, is put on by the Muskegon Farmers Market and takes place Saturday, July 30th. The Clare Music Festival happens in downtown Clare (located just north of Mount Pleasant) July 15th and 16th. Friday Night kicks […]

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    Unique sandwiches featured at Holland Farmers Market

    HOLLAND, Mich.– Every Saturday, the Holland Farmers Market hosts its Chef Series. This Saturday, July 2nd, will feature Jodi Rademaker from JK’s Bakehouse and Deli. She stopped by the FOX 17 studio to share ideas for unique sandwiches that incorporate fresh produce and homemade jams. The Holland Farmers Market is located at the Eighth Street Market Place (150 West 8th Street) in Downtown Holland. It’s open rain or shine every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm from […]