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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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    Local dance studio offers Valentine Dance Workshop

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A local dance studio is offering a community outreach opportunity, as well as a fun way to share the love this Valentines Day. Laura Armenta, owner of Armentality – Dance & Yoga Education Center in Grand Rapids, explains. You can also check out the Valentine Dance Workshop, Thursday February 12th at 7:00 pm.  It’s at Armentality, located at 233 East Fulton Street, Suite 620, in Grand Rapids. The cost is $25.  

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    Ele’s Place looking for volunteers

    Grand Rapids, Mich.– An organization that offers support to children and teens dealing with the loss of a loved one is in need of volunteers. Ele’s Place in Grand Rapids is holding the first of two workshops this year. You can call 616-301-1605 or visit their website.    

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    Harbor Humane Society looking for volunteers & foster families

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– As we approach spring, a local humane society is looking for volunteers and foster families to help with a busy puppy and kitten season. Spring is typically when cats and dogs breed. The Harbor Humane Society, located at 14345 Bagley Street in West Olive, works with Shelby’s Place in Holland. The thrift store offers a variety of items for you and your home, with all proceeds going to benefit the humane society.  

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    Crews work to identify person killed in house fire

    BERRIEN TOWNSHIP, Mich.– The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and fire officials are investigating a house fire that killed one person. It happened just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, at a home in the 7200 block of True Road. According to the first deputy on scene, the home was engulfed in flames. Once the fire was out, crews discovered a deceased body inside the residence. An autopsy is scheduled to find the exact cause of death while […]

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    Brother testifies against suspect in 1990 murder of Joel Battaglia

    First witness is Aurelias Marshall's brother. Says brother needed a ride/ witnessed Aurelias beat another man @FOX17 pic.twitter.com/UqgYT0QCHn — Nicole DiDonato (@NicoleDFOX17) January 20, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Acey Marshall took the stand to testify against his brother, who is charged with a more than 24-year-old Grand Rapids cold case. Aurelias Marshall is charged open murder charges in the 1990 beating death of Joel Battaglia.  In court Tuesday, his brother testified that he was […]

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    MLK Day events planned in West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– January 19 is Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day; a day our nation remembers the late civil rights leader and his quest against racial discrimination. There are a number of events planned across West Michigan, commemorating this day. Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and CNN correspondent, Marc Lamont Hill, will be in West Michigan for a few speaking engagements. Fulton’s first event will be at 1:30 pm at Grand Valley State University. The second is planned for 6:30 […]

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    Weight loss surgery might just save your life

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– According to researchers from the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, weight loss surgery patients are half as likely to die a decade after having their procedure. Learn whether or not weight loss surgery is a good option for you by attending a free seminar, Thursday, January 22. The seminar is located at 1800 E. Beltline Ave SE in Grand Rapids and runs from 7-8:30 pm. For more information, call 616-267-2626 or visit www.shmg.org

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    Dunkin Donuts introduces new menu items

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Dunkin Donuts introduces some new menu items, ranging from sweet treats to more healthy options.

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    Local brewery teams up with library for brewery tours

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Celebrating 10 years, Schmohz Brewery invites you to see what’s made them popular with the community for so many years with a brewery tour. They’re partnering up with the Kent District Library for their latest event. Learn more by watching the link.