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
  • How to make the health food aisle less overwhelming

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Whether it’s a busy parent or just someone looking to take their health and fitness to a new level  at some point, many people might turn to dietary supplements to reach their goal. We talked with a certified fitness and nutrition expert from West Michigan about what supplements are beneficial and how to make the health food aisle a little less overwhelming. “I’ve been active my whole life. I’ve always loved working out,in high school I […]

  • First ever Great Lakes Surf Festival comes to West Michigan

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — The return of winter weather might have many people looking forward to summer. Mark your calendars for the first ever Great Lakes Surf Festival, Saturday, August 18, at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon. Festival founder and professional windsurfer Joe Bidawid says the event is meant to bring people together with water activities for all ages. Events include kayak and surfing workshops and races, sunset beach yoga and a gear swap meet. Guests can even camp on the […]

  • Catch Michigan-native, comedian John Heffron, at Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Comedian and Michigan native John Heffron appears at Dr. Grins through January 27th, but stops by FOX 17 for a preview. Click here for times and tickets.

  • Third Monday in January said to be gloomiest day of the year

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Feeling down lately? It might be because the third Monday in January is said to be Blue Monday, according to researchers. Apparently, years ago, a researcher at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom came up with a mathematical equation based on the weather, debt from the holidays, and failed New Year’s resolutions, resulting in the gloomiest day of the year. But Isabella Goldie, director of development and delivery at the London-based Mental Health Foundation, argues against Blue […]

  • Ring in 2018 with Kent District Library’s “Noon Years Eve” Party

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a New Year’s Eve that won’t keep your kids up past their bedtimes. Celebrate the start of a new year with Kent District Library and their Noon Years Eve Party. Friday, December 29, 11:30 am, Comstock Park Branch The below branches will host this program on, Saturday, December 30, 11:30 am Alto Branch Byron Township Branch Caledonia Township Branch Cascade Township Branch Gaines Township Branch Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch Krause Memorial Branch Nelson Township / […]

  • KCSD: Protect your home and family this holiday season

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Sergeant Joel Roon from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department shares helpful tips on how parents can keep their teens and children safe this New Year’s Eve, as well as advice on how homeowners can protect their homes when going out of town.

  • WMTA: Popular destinations in Michigan to ring in 2018

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Michigan has plenty of options to ring in the new year. The West Michigan Tourist Association has details.  

  • Move more in the new year with Armentality Movement Arts Center

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– As the new year approaches, many people will be setting goals of becoming healthier. Armentality Movement Arts Center is offering a variety of classes to help people move more in the new year.  

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Champion

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Meet Champion! He is a 2 year-old Shepherd mix that was transported from a shelter from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Due to an injury, Champion needed to have his back leg amputated. He has made a full recovery and is ready to be taken home! He would do best with respectful children that allow him to approach. He also seems to do well with other dogs. You can find him at the Humane Society of West Michigan. It’s located at […]