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
  • tgiving

    Health coach: Make sure the turkey is the only thing stuffed this Thanksgiving

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The good news: the average Americans only gains one pound during the holidays. The bad news: they never really lose that pound once the holidays are over, according to the National Institutes of Health. It can be a stressful and overwhelming time of the year for those trying to watch what they eat. To make sure the turkey is the only thing stuffed this Thanksgiving, “Take Shape for Life” health coach, Karyn Harrison, offers simple and healthy […]

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    U.S. Marines commemorate 241 years

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– If you get the chance, make sure to wish a marine Happy Birthday as the U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 241 years of serving our nation on November 10th. A group of former marines gathered outside the US Marine Corps Reserve Center in Grand Rapids Thursday morning to celebrate with traditional birthday cake.  In ceremonial fashion, the oldest marine in the company cuts the cake and hands it off to the youngest marine; a sign of passing along […]

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    Biggby “coffee date” with Harbor Humane Society

    HOLLAND, Mich.– The Harbor Humane Society is teaming up with Holland area Biggby Coffee locations for coffee dates. Every Wednesday at noon, the shelter will bring an adoptable cat or dog to one of three Biggby locations in Holland for visitors to meet. In addition to the coffee dates, Biggby will donate the cost of a Harbor Biggby Latte to the animal shelter.

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    Create a Floating Leaf Frame for fall with Jo-Ann Fabric

    GRANDVILLE, Mich.– Jo-Ann Fabric shows us how to warm up the home with easy, do-it-yourself fall decorations. Crafting expert RT Williams demonstrates how to make a Floating Leaf Frame. For store locations, click here.

  • sylvan

    Sylvan Learning Center explains how your child can learn from the presidential election

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– As Americans get ready to vote for the next president on November 8th, Sylvan Learning Center says the election can be used as an opportunity for children to apply what they learn in school to real life scenarios. Regional Manager, Lindsay Moor, explains. For more information and Sylvan locations, click here.

  • wyoming1on1

    Have an hour to spare? Consider mentoring a student

    WYOMING, Mich.– You don’t have to have any special talent, you just need to be willing to be a positive influence on a student. Right now, there’s a big need for mentors for middle and high school students throughout Wyoming. Duane Bacchus and Rob Conrad work with Kent School Services Network inside Godwin Heights High School, and say sometimes, all it takes is just lending an ear for a young person. All it takes is one hour a week to […]

  • familyfun

    Family Fun Fest designed for individuals with special needs and families

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a day planned just for individuals with special needs and their families. The Family Hope Foundation is hosting its annual Special Families Fun Fest takes place Saturday, October 15th at the Delta Plex arena. It runs from 10am – 4pm. The day includes a petting zoo, music, adaptive bike riding, a sensory room and more! Admission is $5, which includes 10 carnival game tickets and all other shows and attractions. Call 616-780-3839 for more information.

  • drama

    Catch locally shot movie ‘Drama Class’ for one week only

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A movie shot in West Michigan is premiering at Celebration Cinema this week, and part of the movie sales benefits Kids Food Basket. You can catch “Drama Class” for one week only, starting Friday October 14th. Doors open at 7pm. The movie starts at 7:30.  

  • pet-adoption

    Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Bailey!

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Humane Society of West Michigan introduces us to Bailey! See who else is waiting for a loving, forever home.