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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.

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    Family Hope Foundation accepting applications for scholarship program

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– An organization aimed at helping families with special needs children in West Michigan is accepting applications for its scholarship program. From March 1-April 1, The Family Hope Foundation is encouraging families to apply for the Therapy Scholarship Program. There is a large gap in the system for supporting families with therapy needs, so there is a lot of demand for help.  

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    Some West Michigan counties heading to the polls Tuesday

    WEST MICHIGAN —  February 24 is election day across several West Michigan communities. A common theme appears to be schools and road repairs. In Muskegon County, the idea is to fix crumbling roads and bridges. The county is asking for an extra 1.5 mills for the next 10 years. So, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay an extra $75 dollars per year in taxes. It’s estimated the additional 1.5 mills would being in an extra $6.75 million in […]

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    Thieves target LifeQuest Ministries in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are looking for those responsible for breaking into a Grand Rapids ministry, stealing cash, and causing thousands of dollars in damage. It happened at LifeQuest Ministries on Fisk Road SE in Grand Rapids. It’s a ministry that caters to those wanting to turn their lives around. According to a GoFundMe account, individuals used sledge hammers to destroy doors and windows of the building and took off with a five-gallon container that contained $350. That money […]

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    Flex with FOX: Exercises to target the abs

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Planet Fitness certified fitness instructor, Vaughn Schapka, demonstrates a variety of exercises to target the abs that range from beginner to advanced. There are a number of Planet Fitness locations throughout West Michigan from Grand Rapids, to Holland and Battle Creek, to name a few. Click here for a list.  

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    Armentality Studio shows the benefits of Oriental dance

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Armentality Studio specializes in many different types of dance styles. They are offering Oriental dance classes, which boast a variety of benefits from targeting core, leg and arm muscles. The class is open to all ages and dance experiences, even women who are pregnant. Armentality Studio is located at 233 East Fulton St, Suite 620, Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, click here or call (616) 550-8244

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    Heart healthy exercises you can do with a partner

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– February is American Heart Month, a time devoted to raising awareness about your heart and keeping it healthy. Teri Harmon, Director of Fitness Programs and Services at the YMCA, demonstrates some heart healthy exercises and stretches you can do with a buddy. The YMCA also invites you to check out the Les Mills program of group fitness classes.

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    Volunteers needed to drive cancer patients to appointments

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– According to the American Cancer Society, there are many cancer patients who don’t always have a ride to their doctor’s appointments. FOX 17 recently featured Dave VanZytveld, a cancer survivor himself, who now volunteers to drive other cancer patients to their treatments. There’s a need for volunteer drivers for the  Road to Recovery Program. Click the link or call 800-227-2345.

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    Changes coming to 2015 Gazelle Girl Half Marathon

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a race that aims at empowering women and supporting local charities. The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K is set to take place April 19. Some changes to the 2015 race includes a new course that starts and finishes at Calder Plaza. Pattijean McCahill explains how to register and more.  

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    Flex with FOX: Sculpting shoulders and triceps

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– You may have heard the saying that summer bodies are made in the winter. There is no better time to get started on sculpting those shoulders and arms. Planet Fitness certified fitness instructor, Jody Bernhardt, demonstrates some of the best moves to building better shoulders and triceps. There are many Planet Fitness locations throughout West Michigan, from Grand Rapids to Portage. To find a location near you, click here.