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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    Tabata Bootcamp on the Blue Bridge

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a great time of year to take the workout outside. Beginning Saturday, May 21st, you can take part in Tabata Bootcamp on the Blue Bridge. The sessions run through October. The 30 minute workout takes place right on the Grand River with the city of Grand Rapids in the background. Check-in is at 8:45am and the workout begins at 9am. Your first workout is FREE, after that, it’s $99 for 11 sessions or $10 a session. […]

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    Kraft-Heinz to bring dozens of jobs to West Michigan

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Every jar of Grey Poupon mustard will soon be made in Michigan. Kraft-Heinz moves dozens of jobs to West Michigan. The company announced it’s expanding its facility in Holland. The company is expected to bring 50  jobs to the state. Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Company merged last summer, becoming the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company and the third largest in the U.S. The company says positions will be for all levels. You can apply at the […]

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    Looking for weekend culture? “Art.Downtown” takes over Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Four hundred artists, more than 30 venues and one night to catch it all. Art.Downtown happens Saturday, April 9 from 12-9pm. The event is expanding from the Avenue for the Arts Corridor in the Heartside Neighborhood to Kendall College of Art and Design and Devos Place in central downtown GR. To make it more convenient, trolleys will be available to take guests to and from venues.  

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    The Cakabakery helps celebrate National Decorating Month

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Cakabakery, known for its specialty desserts, helps FOX 17 celebrate National Decorating Month with some cookie decorating tips. To learn more about Cakabakery, including their vegan and gluten-free options, click here. Cakabakery has two locations,1436 Wealthy Street SE in Grand Rapids and 48 E Lakewood Blvd. in Holland.  

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    Two more chances to catch ‘Brewed for Film’ movie & beer pairing

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It could be considered the ultimate movie-viewing experience. Once again, Founders Brewing Company teamed up with Celebration! Cinema for the Brewed for Film series. It’s a chance to catch classic films paired with popular Founders beer. The are two more movies left in the series: April 6th features the movie, Braveheart, paired with Dirty Bastard, and April 13th features Monty Python & Holy Grail paired with Mosiac Promise. The series will resume in September.   *This event […]

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    Husky-mix a perfect fit for active individuals or families

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary introduces us to a three-year-old husky-mix, Skye. She’s very active and would make a great running buddy. Click the link to learn more about the benefits of volunteering, as well as upcoming fundraising opportunities. Mackenzie’s is located in Lake Odessa.

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    Celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month with The Cheese Lady

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– April is National Grilled Cheese Month and with the temperatures expected to be below average for the coming days, it might be the perfect time to create a unique combination. The Cheese Lady offers 150 varieties of cheese from all over the world so there is something for every palate. Click here for locations.

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    Fundraiser, cat adoption specials from Harbor Humane

    SPRING LAKE, Mich.– To anticipate a busy kitten season this spring, Harbor Humane is offering adoption specials on all adult cats. Mention FOX 17 through the end of March, and they will waive the adoption fees for adult cats. The no-kill shelter will also be hosting a fundraiser at Old Boys’ Brewhouse in Spring Lake. It’s set for April 10th. from 3-6pm. There is no cost up front. For more information, click here.  

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    Grand Rapids, Ionia fire departments team with First Alert for carbon monoxide awareness

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Grand Rapids Fire Department, Ionia Department of Public Safety, and First Alert remind families of the importance of carbon monoxide alarms. First Alert has donated 200 carbon monoxide alarms to GRFD and 50 carbon monoxide alarms to IDPS to assist with this educational outreach. Carbon monoxide alarms do not last forever. A Michigan law went into effect in 2010 that required CO alarms in new and existing single and multi-family dwellings, but alarms installed in 2010 need to be […]