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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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    “Roof yoga” adds urban flare at Armentality

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It adds an urban feel to traditional yoga. Armentality Studio introduces its Roof Yoga Summer Series. It begins July 9th at Armentality Movement Arts Center. The cost is $10. For more info, call (616) 550-8244.  

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    Harbor Humane Society hosts July adoption event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Harbor Humane Society is making it easier for you to add a loving pet to your family. Three major adoption events are happening within the next year. The first is in July. They are offering $50 off all dogs and $15 off cats, including puppies and kittens. They are also hosting the Tails on Trails and Ales event, August 21st. It’ll be from 6-10pm at the Yacht Basin Plaza, located at 1866 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland. […]

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    Fenn Valley Vineyards hosts Wine and Food Festival

    FENNVILLE, Mich.– Wine connoisseurs will delight in an afternoon or cellar tours, wine tasting and great food. Fenn Valley Vineyards is hosting it’s annual Wine and Food Festival, Saturday June 27th. The vineyard is located on 122nd Avenue in Fennville. The events run from 1-6pm. For more information on what to expect and the cost, click here.

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    Opposing views on Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Not everyone is in favor of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage. Mark Gurley, director of the Michigan Oak Initiative, says the U.S. is embarking on a social experiment with an outcome that has yet to be seen. Gurley explains his views and the balance of equality for all.  

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    50 years of work damaged by Portland tornado

    PORTLAND, Mich.– It took just 30 seconds for a tornado to damage 50 years of the hard work one Portland couple says they put into their home and 40 acres of property. Jim and Jean Klein’s home took a direct hit from the June 22nd tornado. The couple was in their sun room Monday afternoon when they said the pressure suddenly changed and the tornado hit moments later. Jim rushed Jean to the basement. When they emerged, the couple discovered […]

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    Pet Adoption: Two year-old Shelly is ready for a loving home

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Kent County Animal Shelter introduces us to Shelly, a two-year-old mix that is ready to find a loving home. For more on Shelly and others in need of a forever home, click here.


    WMU female pilots compete in Air Race

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– Two Western Michigan University women aviators will join more than 50 other teams of women pilots for a cross country race that will travel through Kalamazoo. The 2015 Air Race Classic runs June 22-25. The two locals are Sara Karsten and Katherine Vena. This will be Karsten’s second race and Vena’s first. The course begins in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and finishes in Fairhope, Alabama. The race is more than 2,100 nautical miles and will challenge pilots to race against […]

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    Help local dogs find loving homes during special screening of ‘Max’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Join Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary for a special screening of the new movie, Max. It’s Friday, June 26th at Celebration Cinema North. A community reception will go from 5-8pm, with the movie showing at 7pm. Tickets are $20 with a portion of tickets sales going to benefit Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary. Purchase your tickets here or call 616-693-2490 ext12.  

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    Personalized Father’s Day gifts

    Grand Rapids, MICH.– Looking for a unique and personalized Father’s Day gift? Kendra Page with Michael’s shows us how to make personalized mugs, coasters and T-shirts.