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
  • Grand Rapids police chief opens office doors to the public

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Grand Rapids Police Chief Dave Rahinsky is opening his office doors to the public. It’s the latest in the department’s ongoing efforts to enlarge the pathways of communication between police and the community. Open office hours are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday, April 21. Parking will be validated for those who use any city ramp or lot.  

  • Share your story during ‘Story Slam;’ event benefits Creative Youth Center

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center is hosting it’s Story Slam Tuesday, April 18, at the Pyramid Scheme. It features true personal stories from Grand Rapidians who will volunteer to stand up and tell personal stories around the theme “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover.” It’s modeled after NPR’s “Moth Story Hour.” The goal of the event is to bring awareness and raise funds for the CYC. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 […]

  • Palio Ristorante opens West Michigan location

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A new Italian restaurant gets ready to open in West Michigan. Palio Ristorante features a bold and vibrant atmosphere with a menu to match, including authentic Tuscan-style cuisine such as bolognese, carbonara, lasagna, and many other re-invented classics. The wine and beverage list includes craft beer, unique hand-crafted cocktails and extensive wine and grappa lists. The grand opening is Tuesday, April 18th. Palio Ristorante is located at 545 Michigan Street NE, STE 102 in Grand Rapids. Call […]

  • Comedian Nick Griffin appears at Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Comedian Nick Griffin stops by Dr. Grins for some weekend shows.

  • Teen Intervene Programs ahead of prom and graduation season

    IONIA, Mich.– Dozens of teens are killed in car crashes during prom and graduation season, many of which involve alcohol. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The Ionia County Health Department offers teen intervene courses for both parents and teens, providing concrete solutions to promote healthy behavior. For more information, call 616-527-5341.    

  • “Walk the Beat” music event wants to add your musical talent

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich– Calling all musicians! A popular event returns to West Michigan this summer and organizers want to add you to the bill. It’s called “Walk the Beat.” Click here or watch the video to learn more about the event, details on how to enter, as well as the great prizes you can win!

  • Comedian Marina Franklin to perform at The B.O.B.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– With appearances in “Chappelle’s Show,” “Trainwreck,” and Showtime’s “Women Who Kill,” Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians. Catch her performances at Dr. Grin’s Comedy Club at The B.O.B March 31 and April 1.

  • GR Latin American Film Festival takes place March 31 – April 2

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The 7th Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival takes place March 31 – April 2, 2017 at Wealthy Theatre. The festival will present nine award-winning films from Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Uruguay. Here is the schedule for the event.

  • Company works to restore the Lake Michigan shoreline

    LAKE MICHIGAN, — A landscape company that specializes in environmental projects and designs is working to keep the property along Lake Michigan from eroding. LandTech explains how they’re saving the shoreline.