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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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    Trial begins for ‘no bacon’ McDonald’s drive-thru shooting suspect

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich,– The trial of a Kent County woman accused of shooting at a McDonald’s drive-thru after her burger didn’t have bacon on it started Tuesday. Shaneka Torres is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful discharge of a weapon and felony firearms in connection with the incident that happened in February 2014.  She faces a maximum of seven years behind bars. Prosecutors say Torres was a passenger in a vehicle that went through the drive-thru at the McDonald’s near […]

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    GVSU to present steamboat shipwreck survey results

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– They cut into the ice of Reeds Lake and searched the frigid waters for sunken steamboats. Now, a team of researchers from Grand Valley State University will present their findings. Back in February, the group used sonar equipment to locate the S.S. Hazel A, a steamboat that used to take families around the lake. The were able to map out the wreck and discovered the steamboat was in one piece, sitting upright on the lake’s floor. […]

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    Local musician invites community to learn conga music

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich,– A West Michigan musician wants to introduce the community to Afro-Cuban and Latin percussion. Joshua Dunigan is now holding a new nighy of conga classes. For more information, click here.

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    Flex with FOX: Chest and tricep exercises

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– When building a healthier, stronger body, it’s important to keep it balanced by working all the muscles. Planet Fitness shows us some variations to chest and tricep exercises, depending on your ability. For a list of locations near your, click here.  

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    2015 Bodybuilding competition season kicks off in West Michigan

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– It’s an opporunity to take your health and fitness to the next level. The Michigan National Physique Committee gets ready for another season of bodybuilding competitions with the first one  of the year set to take place in West Michigan. The 2005 Kalamazoo Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique and Bikini Championships is Saturday, March 28th, at the Kalamazoo State Theatre, located at 404 S. Burdick. Prejudging starts at 11 am with the evening show scheduled at 6 pm. Tickets cost […]

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    More than a thousand jobs available at GRCC spring job fair

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– More than 1,000 positions are available for job seekers to discover during the spring job fair at Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday, March 17. Sixty companies, with openings ranging from teacher to mobile crane operator will be featured during the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor and parking level of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center at 151 Fountain St. NE. The job fair is open to GRCC students, alumni and […]

  • Uncertainty Surrounds St. Patty’s Parade

    St. Patrick’s Day events around West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a day to celebrate the Irish, even if you’re not. And there are a number of St. Patrick’s Day events happening across West Michigan. Beginning in Conklin, in Ottawa County, the tradition continues with the 28th Annual Wearin’ of the Green Parade. It’s been known as the shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade. It takes place at 10:55 am on North Main Street and ends at Fenian’s Irish Pub where there will be live Irish music through […]

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    How to tell if it’s an allergy or something more

    WYOMING, Mich– The recent warmer weather has been a nice preview of spring, which starts March 20. Unfortunately, that means allergies for many people. But we’re not out of the woods just yet when it comes to cold and flu season. According to statistics, roughly 60 million Americans suffer from allergies and asthma. And for 50 million of them, it’s a year round battle. Especially now, as West Michigan thaws out from another harsh winter. “Our mold allergy people are […]

  • Live Arts promises an epic storytelling adventure

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– For one night only, the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet, Opera Grand Rapids and Broadway Grand Rapids come together to share the stage for an epic storytelling adventure that infuses immersive sound with visual adrenaline. It’s called Live Arts and takes place Friday, April 24 at Van Andel Arena. Tickets are $7.50 for students and children, and start at $24.50 for adults.