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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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    Variety of cultural dances featured in new Global Jam dance class

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–If you’ve always wanted to learn a variety of cultural dances, there’s a way to do so in one class. Armentality Dance Studio welcomes adults to try Global Jam. The unique class blends Bollywood, Oriental, West African and Salsa dancing into one class. The three-week course will begin Saturday, August 8th at Armentality Movement Arts Center, located at 233 E. Fulton St Suite 620 in Grand Rapids. Class times are 11:00am. For more information, click here.

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    Two-Day August Festival in Wyoming features family fun

    WYOMING, Mich.– It’s two-days packed with food, live music and fun for the entire family. The August Festival takes place August 1st and 2nd at Lamar Park, located at 2561 Porter SW in Wyoming. It runs 11 am to 8 pm Saturday, and 11 am to 6 pm Sunday. The festival features Latin food, kids activities, a car show and a $1,000 grand prize raffle. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph the Worker Church.  


    Kalamazoo county suspect caught after nearly two weeks on the run

    KALAMAZOO, TOWNSHIP, Mich.– Police in Kalamazoo County are thanking the public for helping them take a suspect with a violent past off the street. Back on July 15th, police carried out a search warrant at a home on Washburn Avenue in Kalamazoo Township, after investigating Robert Marlatt for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine . According to detectives, Marlatt left the home with a woman, leading to a brief police chase. Officers eventually stopped the chase for safety concerns. Sunday, police got […]

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    Pizza Ranch offers flavor options to please any taste

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– When it comes to eating out, sometimes it can be difficult pleasing the tastes of the entire family. Pizza Ranch introduces its flavorful pizzas, such as BLT, Texan Taco and Chicken and Basil Sedona. For a look at the menu options and locations in West Michigan, click here.  

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    Three days of music, food & fun at Grand Haven VFW Coast Guard Celebration Bash

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– The annual Coast Guard Festival is underway in Grand Haven and part of the festivities includes the 2015 Grand Haven VFW Coast Guard Celebration Bash. It’s set for July 30th through August 1st and presented by the Grand Haven VFW, Tempstar Heating and Electric, and Bowen Heating and Cooling. The event offers three days of music, food, and great craft beers and domestics along with Jackyl lead singer and co-star of reality show Full Throttle Saloon, Jesse […]

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    Tails on Trails and Ales to benefit animals

    WEST OLIVE, Mich.–It’s a great event to benefit the Harbor Human Society. Tails on Trails & Ales is Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Yacht Basin Marina, located at 1866 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland, The event runs from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $10 until August 14 and $15 August 15 through event date. Call 616-399-2119 for more information.  

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    Everyone encouraged to take part in Meijer LPGA Run & Walk

    ROCKFORD, Mich.– Meijer invites participants of all ages and abilities to enter the Meijer LPGA Run and Walk. It’s Saturday July 25th at 8 a.m. at Rockford High School. Each participant will receive a Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® shirt, and two daily tickets to the golf tournament, valid for any one day Tuesday through Sunday. The cost to participate is $15 per person, ages 17 and younger, and $25 per person, ages 18 and older. […]

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    GVSU students challenged to stomp out childhood hunger

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A group of Grand Valley State University students has made it their mission to stomp out childhood hunger. It started as a challenge from their professor. They hoped to raise $1000 in seven days for Kids Food Basket but quickly surpassed their goal. They’ve set up a gofundme page with the hopes of raising even more money.


    Cookie 5K to help children find forever homes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a sweet 5K for all ages, with proceeds helping orphaned children find loving, forever homes. The Team Orphans Cookie 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, July 25. It takes place at Robinette’s Apple Huas, on 4 Mile and the East Beltline. The race starts at 8:00 am with hundreds of cookies awaiting participants at the finish line. The cost is $20 for an individual or $60 for a family. Every dollar raised  will go to provide […]