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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    Harmony Brewing Company opens second location on Grand Rapids’ west side

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Another business is hoping to help revitalize Grand Rapids’ west side. The owners of Harmony Brewing Company in Eastown are expanding with the new Harmony Hall. The brewpub is housed in the former Little Mexico Restaurant, located at the corner of Stocking Street and Bridge Street NW. Before it was a Mexican restaurant, the building was an old sausage-making factory, which is the inspiration behind Harmony Hall’s sausage-based menu. Sibling entrepreneurs Barry and Jackson Van Dyke, along with Heather […]

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    Muskegon FD, Red Cross team up for smoke detector blitz

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Muskegon Fire Department wants to keep you and your family safe in the home by making sure you have working smoke detectors this season. Coinciding with Fire Prevention Week, the firefighters are doing a smoke detector blitz, trying to hit as many homes as they can. Apply for your free smoke detector here. They will be in the following neighborhoods on the date listed: October 10, 2015 – McLaughlin, Nims, and Sheldon Park neighborhoods October 17, […]

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    Armentality offers contemporary dance class for beginners

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Armentality Movement Arts Center is starting a contemporary dance class for beginners. It’s Tuesday, September 29th at 6:00pm. The cost is $99 if you register early. Call 616-550-8244 for more information or visit their website.  

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    Find a loving pet during free adoption event

    STANTON, Mich.–With so many animals in need of a loving home, the Montcalm County Animal Shelter is hosting a  “Fall-In-Love” FREE adoption kick off party. It’s Saturday, October 3rd at the Montcalm County Animal Shelter, located at 154 W Quarterline Street in Stanton. The event runs from 10:00am – 4:00pm. To check out which animals are up for adoption, click here or call (989)831-7355.  

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    Winter & kids leagues now forming at Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Whether you just moved to the area or are wanting to meet new people, the Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club offers a variety of ways to have fun. It’s now expanding to include children as well. Check out their winter schedule and leagues.

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    It’s here! What to expect during ArtPrize Seven

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—ArtPrize kicks off its 7th year Wednesday at noon. There are 162 venues that span in and around Grand Rapids. With thousands expected to pack downtown over the course of three weeks, ArtPrize officials encourage people to leave the car and take advantage of the park and rides and city bus system. ArtPrize is also partnering with Spokefly and Green Machine Pedicab for bike and pedicap rentals. Round 1 voting begins September 23rd at noon and runs till […]

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    Michigan Democratic Party chair Brandon Dillon weighs in on Courser, Gamrat political run

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Brandon Dillon, former State Representative and now Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, stops by the FOX 17 studios Sunday morning to weigh in on Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat’s decisions to re-run for their seats in the Michigan Legislature after Courser resigned and Gamrat was expelled.

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    Trial begins for convicted killer in death of mother of four

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The murder trial against a convicted killer is underway, more than a year after a woman was found dead in Walker. Shawn Jarrett was charged with open murder in the death of his coworker, Yolanda Reyes. The two worked together at Neal Mast and Sons Greenhouses on Four Mile Road. She went missing in April of 2014. Construction workers discovered her body weeks later at a build site. Jury selection took place Monday morning, followed by opening statements and testimony. […]


    Kick off the NFL season with Longhorn Steakhouse

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– Professional football is back! Another season of the NFL officially kicks off this Sunday. Longhorn Steakhouse shows us how to make great ribs for your tailgate.