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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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    Catch comedian Owen Benjamin at Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Comedian Owen Benjamin has made the late night talk show rounds, appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, but we know he’s most excited for his shows in West Michigan. He stops by FOX 17 to preview his appearances at Dr. Grins Comedy Club this weekend, February 23 through the 25.

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    FOX 17 Big Game Sweepstakes winner

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Congratulations to our FOX 17 Big Game Sweepstakes winner, Andrew Runals. The father from Middleville entered the sweepstakes and correctly picked which conference the winner from this year’s Super Bowl would be from. The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime with a score of 34-28. Runals took home a $7,500 gift certificate to Car Zone, which he used to buy his daughter a new car. “The people at Car Zone were really nice,” said […]

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    Photos: ‘Snow Days 2017’ kicks off in downtown Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–There’s a full slate of winter activities planned downtown for the weekend and beyond for the inaugural Snow Days event. The five-day festival runs from Friday, February 10th through Valentines, February 14th. One favorite will be the return of Valent-Ice, featuring dozens of unique sculptures made entirely of ice. There will also be a human Hungry Hungry Hippos tournament at Rosa Parks Circle. And, warm up at the Ice Lounge inside the Downtown Market. However, the Rail Jam Ski […]

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    Deals and freebies to celebrate National Pizza Day!

    Whether it’s supreme or plain cheese, deep dish or thin-crust, there are many ways to celebrate National Pizza Day, which is February 9th. Offers.com has a list of deals and freebies of which you can take advantage! In West Michigan, Chuck E Cheese lets you take $2 off any large pizza with this printable coupon. Domino’s celebrates with one large three-topping pizza for $7.99. Two large two-topping pizzas with cheese bread for $25.99. Medium two-topping Handmade Pan Pizzas for $8.99. […]

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    Emergency medical technicians in high demand; here’s how to take advantage

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s one of the fastest-growing careers this new year. The demand is high for emergency medical services personnel and getting the training you need to do it won’t break the bank. Talk to one of the instructors at Life EMS Ambulance and they’ll tell you ambulance work is tough. But, if your drive to help others outweighs the hurdles, there’s an opportunity for the taking. Zaylie Gonzalez and Jason Frens are just two of the 18 students enrolled […]

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    Grand Haven jewelry boutique offers special Valentines Day promotion

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– Valentines Day isn’t just for couples, it’s a chance to show your appreciation for your mother, grandmother or any loved one. What A Gem! Jewelry Boutique in Grand Haven has a variety of gifts for that special someone, including unique Michigan-themed jewelry. What A Gem! Jewelry Boutique is also offering a Valentines Day promotion. From February 6-14, each customer who purchases $100 or more in jewelry will receive a $25.00 gift card good toward the purchase of […]

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    Go Red for Women brings awareness to heart disease

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Heart disease is still the number one killer in women, taking more women than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. Friday, February 3rd is National Wear Red Day. It’s a chance to highlight heart disease and raise awareness. There are quite a few ways the organization is using the color to spread their message this month. Volunteers will knit little red hats to highlight congenital heart defects in babies, which is the […]

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    Winterize your skin with Elina Organics

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– Elina of Elina Organics shows us a simple recipe for creating an at-home paste to help exfoliate and moisturize your skin to combat the winter cold and dryness. Visit their location in Kalamazoo or Chicago.

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    Beat the winter blues with these events around West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– If you’re looking for some ways to beat the winter blues, the West Michigan Tourist Association previews a few upcoming festivals and events. Perrin Ice Jam Winter Festival South Haven Ice Breaker Festival Michigan International Auto Show at Devos Place Grand Rapids Ballet’s “Black & White: Swan Lake.”