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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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    Free pet adoptions set for April 25th

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– If you’re looking for a new pet to bring into your family, there is a free adoption event coming up. Saturday, April 25th, BISSELL Pet Foundation will be sponsoring 100% of all adoption fees at both the Kent County Animal Shelter and Humane Society of West Michigan. In addition, BISSELL Homecare, Inc. will give every new pet family a free cleaning product. In place of adoption costs, families are asked to bring in donations of canned pet […]

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    Tax Day deals and freebies

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– April 15 is the deadline to file taxes and once again, a number of businesses and restaurants are offering deals and freebies to celebrate. * Burger King is offering a coupon for one free Whopper after the purchase of one. *McDonald’s restaurants are offering buy one, get one for a penny on Big Macs and Quarter Pounders. *This coupon for Outback Steakhouse gets you 15% off through May 3. *Olive Garden offers $6 off a dinner for […]

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    More than 100 jobs available at first-ever job fair in Byron Center

    BYRON CENTER, Mich.– The Byron Center Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first ever community job fair Tuesday, April 14. There are more than 100 full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs available, and more than 25 local businesses are taking part. It goes from 3-4:30 pm at the gym inside Byron Center High School, located at the corner of 84th St. and Burlingame Ave. The job fair is open to the public.

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    Flex with FOX: Shoulder shaping

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– As the temperatures go up, the tanks tops come out and so do our shoulders. Alexandra Bunce with Planet Fitness shows us some effective exercises to shape the shoulders. For a Planet Fitness near you, click here.

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    French Quarter Medium, Maria Shaw Lawson, previews Psychic Fair

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Would you like to know what your future holds as far as career, love or money?  French Quarter Medium and astrologer columnist for the National Enquirer, Maria Shaw Lawson, is in West Michigan, Saturday April 11 for a Spring Psychic Fair. It’s at the Comfort Suites in Comstock Park from 11-5 pm. Admission is $5 admission, $10 readings. Watch the link about for her reading of Derek and Nicole.  

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    What to expect as Design Week returns to West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A week dedicated to celebrating the diverse range of design capabilities begins in West Michigan. Design Week runs April 6 through 11 and will showcase a wide range of design that impacts our everyday life. In its second year, Design Week will focus on aspects of industrial design and the connection between designers, our culture, educational and business communities.

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    Flex with FOX: Circuit training

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– You may not think you have enough time to get in a decent workout. But, Planet Fitness certified fitness instructor Vaughn Schapka, shows us how circuit training can be an effective, condensed workout. For locations near you, click here.

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    West Michigan Arabian Horse Association invites you to upcoming events

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– One West Michigan organization is looking to create awareness for Arabian horses. The West Michigan Arabian Horse Association has upcoming shows they are inviting the community to. To check them out, click here. You can also contact them at 616-293-2962.    

  • Flex with FOX: Core strengthening

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Certified fitness instructor, Jody Bernhardt of Planet Fitness, provides a variety of exercises to strengthen the core. For a list of Planet Fitness locations near your, click here.