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
  • IHOP invites you to pay it forward with a free stack of pancakes

    GLENDALE, Calif. — Tuesday, March 7, is IHOP® National Pancake Day. To celebrate, IHOP® Restaurants will offer guests a free stack and a chance to pay it forward. From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., guests can receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, they’re asked to help make a difference by leaving a donation of any size on-check or in-restaurant with all funds going to the charity partners` local hospital affiliate. IHOP is partnering with three inspiring charities […]

  • “Orange is the New Black” best-selling author, Piper Kerman, visits Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 2.2 million people in prisons and jails. During this time, the number of incarcerated women has increased by more than 700 percent. One of those women was Piper Kerman, author of the best-selling memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” that inspired Netflix’s most-watched original series. Kerman comes to Grand Rapids to tell her story Tuesday, March 7th. It will be at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, followed by a book signing […]

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    Michigan State Police looking for church thief

    COLDWATER, Mich.– Michigan State Police troopers are asking for your help in tracking down the person or persons who broke into a church and stole some cash. It happened either late February 26th or early February 27th at a church in the 200 block of Lockwood Rd. If you know anything, please call the Michigan State Police, Marshall Post at 269-558-0500.      

  • Alleged drunk driver flown to hospital with critical injuries after crashing into tree

    BATAVIA TWP., Mich. — A suspected drunk driver, who crashed into a tree, had to be flown to the hospital after suffering critical injuries. Michigan State Police say the 23 year-old driver, from Bronson, lost control of his car on Ember Road about a half mile west of Wheeler Road, in Batavia Township of Branch County. Once crews were able to get him out of the vehicle, the victim was airlifted to the hospital. Troopers believe speed and alcohol were […]

  • Michigan Democrats introduce paid sick leave legislation

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Senate and House Democrats want to see all Michigan workers get paid sick leave. They introduced legislation on Wednesday that would give workers one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked regardless of whether they are part-time or full-time. State Rep. Stephanie Chang says a majority of Michigan citizens support paid sick leave. A 2016 study by the Michigan League for Public Policy shows that 44 percent of Michigan workers cannot take time […]

  • How massage can help prevent sports injuries

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Spring sports are around the corner. But with the recent streak of unseasonable temperatures, many people are already taking advantage of the outdoors. Kristi Hanson from Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit at Mercy Health explains how to keep your body in top condition and how sports massages can keep sore muscles at bay. To schedule an appointment, call 616.685.6923 or book online.

  • Trader Joe’s recalling applesauce

    Trader Joe’s is recalling its applesauce after bits of glass were found in some jars. It affects three specific kinds with a best before date of August 8, 2018. They are Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce, Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce, and Trader Joe’s All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce. The company says all affected products have been taken off the shelves, but if you’ve bought applesauce in the last few months, throw it out or take […]

  • Blood drives scheduled during LaughFest

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Laughter is said to be the best medicine. Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during the funny festival. Grand Rapids Donor Center will host a blood drive Monday, February 27: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. It’s located at 1036 Fuller NE, in Grand Rapids. Grandville Donor Center at Grandville United Methodist Church, located at 3140 Wilson Avenue SE. It takes place Thursday, March 2: […]

  • Catch comedian Owen Benjamin at Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Comedian Owen Benjamin has made the late night talk show rounds, appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, but we know he’s most excited for his shows in West Michigan. He stops by FOX 17 to preview his appearances at Dr. Grins Comedy Club this weekend, February 23 through the 25.