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.
ADA, Mich.– Members of the Ada community are raising funds to open a coffee shop that would employ teens and adults with special needs. The business idea was inspired by a local mother whose son has Down Syndrome and will be called Brody’s Be Cafe.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a lifestyle that rejects the idea of dieting and urges people to make peace with food. It’s called Intuitive Eating, and while the intention is good and sounds appealing, experts say it isn’t a free-for-all. “It’s so much unlearning,” said Jennifer DiGennaro, a certified intuitive eating counselor. In fact, she has her work cut out for her. In a world where many people feel controlled by their food, DiGennaro is here to say, it’s time to […]
(WXMI) If your child is born with a larger-than-average sized head, that might be a very good thing. According to a study in Moleuclar Psychiatry, researchers studied about 500,000 people from ages 37 to 73 between 2006 and 2011. They found that babies with a head circumference of 12.5 inches to 14 inches were more likely to be smarter when they grew up. Intelligence later in life was shown by achievements such as earning a college degree or scoring higher […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Going to the gym or working out may be hard for some people who are self-conscious about their weight or abilities. But, Flip Dog Yoga in Grand Rapids is working to break those barriers. “For myself, as a person in a larger body doing yoga, I realized there were a lot of barriers that some teachers didn’t know how to work with my body, that my yoga sometimes needs to look different than other peoples yogas,” remembered […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A growing number of retirees are seeing the benefit of fitness. The days of dreading the gym are gone at the retirement community of Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, where seniors have found a recipe for success. The woman credited with sparking a movement toward a healthier life is Lauren Hribek, fitness coordinate for Covenant Village of the Great Lakes. “It’s not about being buff. Not about six-pack abs, it’s about moving,” Hribek said. Resident Harriet […]
GRANDVILLE, Mich.– Grandville will soon be home to a new Title Boxing Club. It’ll be located at 4499 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Suite E. The club opens in July but there are perks for those who sign up now, including $30 less a month on memberships, don’t pay anything until July and a welcome kit. You can sign up every Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 1-8pm and Sunday 1-6pm from now until the club opens. You can do so inside Rivertown Mall. Follow […]
ALLENDALE, Mich– One mother, whose son battled Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and won, is now on a mission to spread awareness of the need for blood stem cell donors. Click here to learn how you can pay it forward. You can also learn more about being a donor by attending the Blue and White game at Grand Valley State University, April 13th at noon at Lubbers Stadium. A celebration follows at Peppinos in Allendale from 2-5pm.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– She’s known for her appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and her popular podcast called Self Helpless. Comedian Kelsey Cook previews her shows at Dr. Grins Comedy Club, April 4th-6th.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Salvation Army Kroc Center offers a week full of fun activities for families during Spring Break. They also offer a variety of fun ways to enjoy the center throughout the year, including a family pool and play pass.