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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    Calvin College student organizes water drive for Flint

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Calvin College student, Martin Cervantes, knows what it’s like to live without fresh water. Born in Mexico and having lived there till he the age of 13, Cervantes said he was not able to drink out of the faucet for years. Now, he’s organized an effort to get fresh drinking water to the people of Flint. He collected 86 cases of water, 38 gallon jugs and five water filters and will deliver them to the Flint community […]


    Smoked brisket with Chef Len of American Char

    ZEELAND, Mich.– Chef Len with American Char shares his tips for delicious smoked brisket and chicken. American Char is located at 6394 Adams Street and is expected to open this month. The winter hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm. Follow American Char on Facebook for updates on an official open date.

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    Potato pancakes as New Year’s Eve appetizers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Chef Jenna of Amore Trattoria Italiana and catering chef Jamie Paquin share a potato pancake recipe you can serve as an appetizer for your New Year gathering. Start by shredding a sweet potato or even acorn squash, mix in an egg, add a pinch of flour, granulated garlic, cinnamon, paprika and other spices, throw on a skillet for about three minutes per side and serve. You can reach Jamie Paquin at jamie@miaandgrace.com.

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    Last minute gifts from The Home Depot

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Last minute Christmas shoppers may find what they’re looking for at The Home Depot. Cindy Wells shows us gifts that include an all-encompassing home security system and tool set.

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    Magic helps local teen overcome bullying; hopes to inspire others

    WYOMING, Mich.– A West Michigan teen, who’s been the victim of bullying, found a new power in himself thanks to magic. Chase Brown, known to many of his peers as Chase The Magic Man, hopes to use his new confidence to inspire other young people dealing with their own struggles. From watching his YouTube channel, it’s hard to imagine Brown being anything other than a smooth talking, talented magician. But Brown claims he’s come a long way. “Personally, [magic] brought […]


    Homemade treats for Santa

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– If you plan to leave treats out for Santa on Christmas Eve, Chef Terri Rees has some suggestions, such as homemade hot cocoa, marshmallows and biscotti.

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    Prep your car for Winter

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Christian Brothers Automotive has important tips to get your car ready for a busy holiday travel season this Winter.

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    MSU alumni club heads to Indy ahead of Big Ten Championship Game

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The West Michigan Spartan Club is one of the largest MSU alumni clubs in the world. They plan to travel to Indianapolis, Indiana for Saturday’s Big Ten Championship game between the Spartans and Iowa Hawkeyes.

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    Prep your pet for Winter

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– Despite the temperatures, winter is approaching. Must Love Dogs Boutique and Spa has some ideas on how to prep your pet for winter. Visit their Facebook page. Additional credit to Entertainment and Media Consultant, Chris Petras.