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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
  • Researchers: Our mobile devices are dirtier than we think

    CNN – For most people, cellphones are a crucial tool for work, communicating, and for connecting. But the fact that we take our phones with us almost everywhere means the average cellphone can be pretty gross. Research shows that cell phones are far dirtier than most people think. A study published in June found more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies on the phones of high school students. A 2012 study determined that cell phones have 10 times the amount of […]

  • Grand Rapids Ballet brings classes to the Lakeshore

    HOLLAND, Mich.– The Grand Rapids Ballet is now offering dance classes along the Lakeshore. For more information on how to enroll for youth classes, Down syndrome and Parkinson’s classes, click here or call 616-454-4771  x17. Classes start September 11th at the Holland Area Arts Council, located at 150 East 8th Street in Holland.    

  • Game of Thrones viewing party at 20 Monroe Live

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–  20 Monroe Live is hosting a special viewing party for the season 7 finale of “Game of Thrones.” This free event is for all ages and takes place Sunday, August 27th, beginning at 7pm. There will be trivia and a Cosplay costume contest leading up to the viewing at 9pm. You’re asked to RSVP.  Get your tickets here. Keep in mind the floor is concrete, so bring something to sit on, such as lawn chairs, bean bags, […]

  • Experience the solar eclipse from the sky with Skydive Holland

    HOLLAND, Mich.– Experience the rare, total solar eclipse Monday, August 21st, from 10,000 feet in the air. Skydive Holland is hosting a viewing party and offering a special package for a tandem jump.  

  • Ahmed Bharoocha to perform at Dr. Grins Comedy Club

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Rolling Stone magazine named him as one of the 10 comedians you need to know. Ahmed Bharoocha is performing at Dr. Grins Comedy Club August 11th and 12th. For times and tickets, click here.

  • Study reveals Millennials more likely to want prenuptial agreements

    CHICAGO, Il.– Millennials continue to prove they view the world differently from their parents. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reveals Millennials get married later in life. They are more likely to have careers, businesses and property, thus more likely to have a prenuptial agreement. In addition to the findings, the Chicago Tribune references a 2015 survey by Allstate that says more than half of people in their 20s and 30s say it’s important for them […]

  • Funky Buddha Fest ends with free community event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– There is one more day left to take part in a music-filled yoga fest! The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse is once again teaming up with WYCE for Funky Buddha Fest. The event supports local music and public radio in Grand Rapids! The final day is Saturday, August 5th. Here’s what to expect during the FREE Community Event: Saturday August 5 @ 9am – Rosa Parks Circle – Valentiger (Power Flow Community Class) Saturday August 5 @ 10:30am […]

  • FOX 17 viewer feedback

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s one of our favorite segments on FOX 17 Morning News. We certainly know feedback comes with the territory, so we’re sharing some of the more memorable comments our viewers send in.  

  • Comedian Brad Williams keeps the laughs coming at Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The late Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” With appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” comedian Brad Williams is bringing his humorous observations to West Michigan. He appeared on FOX 17 Morning News talking about his upcoming wedding and hilariously trying to pronounce the word “Meijer.” You can catch his performances at Dr. Grins at the BOB, July 28th and 29th.