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
  • Using intermittent fasting to lose weight: Is it a good idea?

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the battle to lose weight, some dieters are willing to try almost anything. But, one new diet that has grown in popularity is raising concerns. Basically, the idea is to fast -or deny- yourself food for long periods of time. Some say it works great at shedding pounds, but others say it’s a gateway to eating disorders. A recently popular diet trend is taking our bodies’ natural rhythm of fasting overnight and turning it into […]

  • Meijer will deliver toys, holiday items to your home

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Meijer wants to make your holiday even merrier this season and announced a new home delivery service. The company will deliver toys and more to your house. It’s an expansion of their partnership with Shipt, which already provides grocery deliveries. Now, you can have toys, decorations and other holiday products delivered to your front door. In fact, Meijer says it now offers more than 70,000 items for home delivery, and officials expect to make one million deliveries […]

  • Comedian, Emmy award-winning writer Greg Fitzsimmons plays Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Not only is Greg Fitzsimmons a successful comedian, he’s also an Emmy award-winning writer and host both on TV and radio. Check him out at Dr. Grins October 20 and 21.

  • American Idol alumni Matt Giraud and Kris Allen team up for Kalamazoo State Threatre performance

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– American Idol alumnus, Matt Giraud, returns to the stage. He’ll be performing alongside Kris Allen at the Kalamazoo State Theatre Thursday, October 19th. The show starts at 8:30. Tickets are only $10, with a discount for West Michigan University students.  

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Mickey & Big Mac

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Humane Society of West Michigan introduces us to two kittens: three-month-old brothers Mickey and Big Mac.  

  • Local man goes the distance for clean water

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich.– Thousands of runners will lace up for the Grand Rapids Marathon Sunday, October 15th. Among them is a local man who, not only made a drastic change to improve his health, but is also working to bring change to third world countries. Mike Morren is part of a group of members from Daybreak Church in Hudsonville who is running for a bigger mission: to bring one of the basic, human necessities to a village of people halfway around […]

  • Founder’s Brewing Company marks 20 years with big party

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Founder’s Brewing Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Check out what they have planned for the big event Saturday, October 14th.

  • The Cheese Lady celebrates five years in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Cheese Lady celebrates five years in Grand Rapids. Check out what they have planned for guests.

  • Study suggests prenatal vitamins reduces child’s risk for autism

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A new study suggests that taking multivitamins during pregnancy can reduce a child’s risk of developing autism. Researchers analyzed more than 125 million mothers and their babies in Sweden. In the study, the odds of autism in the group of women taking vitamins were 30% lower. Multivitamins were also associated with a lower likelihood of child autism with intellectual disability. Researchers say it’s still too early to recommend multivitamins specifically for lowering autism risk. Pregnant women are […]