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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    Spice up your comfort foods this Fall

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Chef Jen, a personal chef, shows us how to spice up our fall favorites by putting a cinnamon spin on grilled cheese and french toast. Watch to see her recipes for Swirl Bread Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Grilled Cheese and Cinnamon Swirl Bread French Toast.  

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    Comedian John Roy previews Dr. Grins appearance

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– After appearing at LaughFest this past March, comedian John Roy returns to West Michigan for a couple shows at Dr. Grins, September 23rd and 24th.  

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    Dr. Grin’s features Lebanese/American Stand-Up Comedian, Nemr

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– He’s credited with establishing and pioneering the stand-up comedy scene throughout the Middle East. Now, West Michigan audiences can come check out Nemr as he offers a unique perspective during his performance at Dr. Grins Comedy Club at The B.O.B, Wednesday September 21st at 9pm. Dr. Grins Comedy Club is located at 20 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids. Tickets range from $20 to $35. Call: 616-356-2000    

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    Meet Ranger, an energetic lab mix who loves children, even cats!

    LAKE ODESSA, Mich.– Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary introduces us to five year-old Ranger, an energetic lab mix. We’re told Ranger loves children, even cats! Visits are by appointment only. If you have further questions, you can call the Sanctuary at (616) 693-2490, Tuesday–Saturday from 9:30am – 4:30pm.

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    Ways to help Kids’ Food Basket serve children in your area

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A new school year is underway and Kids’ Food Basket is ramping up to serve even more than ever, entering its 15th year. Kids’ Food Basket provides over 7,000 sack suppers in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and, most recently, Ottawa counties. They’re asking the community to join our Sack Supper Club. Just one dollar each weekday ($20 monthly) allows you to sponsor a local child affected by hunger for an entire year, ensuring school lunch is never that […]

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    Culture, music & food celebrated at Michigan Irish Music Festival

    MUSKEGON, Mich.– The Michigan Irish Music Festival takes place all weekend long (September 15-18) in Muskegon. It features authentic music and delicious food. For a list of events, click here: It’s located at Heritage Landing, 701 Shoreline Drive in Muskegon.

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    Kent GOP to host Lincoln Day Dinner, featuring Carly Fiorina

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Kent GOP is hosting its annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Monday September 19th. It’ll be at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining, beginning at 6:30 pm. For tickets or more information, click here. The event will feature keynote speaker, Carly Fiorina and will celebrate women leadership at all levels of the Republican Party.  

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    Local company lets you create ‘Pallet Art’ for your home or as gifts

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Pallet art has become a popular way to decorate the home. Local company, Your DeSign, gives you the chance to create your own work of art, providing the framework and material. Check out their upcoming workshops.

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    Allegan kicks off ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ campaign

    ALLEGAN, Mich– Reading to your is one of the most effective ways to enrich language and encourage specific early literacy skills, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. That’s why Allegan County libraries and Allegan County United Way are partnering to launch 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten campaign. The program is self-paced and families can take several months to a few years to complete. Stop by any of the counties 11 libraries to get started.