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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    LG Chem Michigan Inc. looking to fill positions

    HOLLAND, Mich. — With the growth of electric vehicles, one company is looking to hire more people. LG Chem Michigan Inc. will be holding a job fair to fill positions like technical operators, maintenance technicians, production engineers and supervisors. Other positions are available here. The company manufactures large lithium ion polymer batteries for electric vehicle and energy storage applications. The job fair is Tuesday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Michigan Works! center at 121 Clover Street in […]

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    AAA: 80% of drivers get road rage behind the wheel

    DEARBORN, Mich.– An alarming new traffic study out this week revealed nearly 80% of drivers get road rage behind the wheel. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released the findings Thursday. It goes on to show about eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. “Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways […]

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    Foundation goes undercover to save puppies

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Just days after community backlash led to Woodland Mall ending the lease of a controversial designer puppy store, we’re learning more about the health of those puppies sold. The BISSELL Pet Foundation posted a statement on its Facebook page that explains that they were made aware that the ‘The Barking Boutique’ was closing and that any unsold puppies would be shipped out-of-state. The Foundation arranged an undercover purchase of six puppies and later discovered all six were […]

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    Film, music and children’s art events make for a busy summer

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– From independent films, music and farm fresh foods, there are plenty of events to check out around Michigan this summer. The Traverse City Film Festival takes place July 26th-31st. A Taste of Summer Event, a farm to table dinner featuring local foods, is put on by the Muskegon Farmers Market and takes place Saturday, July 30th. The Clare Music Festival happens in downtown Clare (located just north of Mount Pleasant) July 15th and 16th. Friday Night kicks […]

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    Unique sandwiches featured at Holland Farmers Market

    HOLLAND, Mich.– Every Saturday, the Holland Farmers Market hosts its Chef Series. This Saturday, July 2nd, will feature Jodi Rademaker from JK’s Bakehouse and Deli. She stopped by the FOX 17 studio to share ideas for unique sandwiches that incorporate fresh produce and homemade jams. The Holland Farmers Market is located at the Eighth Street Market Place (150 West 8th Street) in Downtown Holland. It’s open rain or shine every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm from […]

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    GR’s Amway Family Fireworks promising bigger show this year

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– One of the many community fireworks displays around West Michigan this holiday weekend is the Amway Family Fireworks, taking place Saturday, July 2, at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. All the fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with the big show happening at 10:30pm. There will be kid-friendly activities, food vendors and more.

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    Moving soon? Two Men and a Truck have some tips

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The last weekend in June is typically considered the biggest moving weekend of the year. Two Men and a Truck discuss how to make your move go smoothly.    

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    Celebrate National Donut Day with Tom + Chee

    Grandville, Mich.– What’s better than a donut? A donut filled with cheese. Tom+Chee is commemorating National Donut Day with its signature donut sandwiches. You can get the classic grilled cheese donut for $2 and any fancy grilled cheese donuts for dine-in customers for $4. National Donut Day originated as a patriotic remembrance of a time during World War I when Salvation Army volunteers, also known as “donut lassies,” handed out donuts on the front lines to soldiers.

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    Be the envy of the neighborhood with these green lawn tips

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Spring is warming up earlier than usual. Now is the time to create the perfect lawn that lasts all year. Cindy Wells with The Home Depot shows us what tools will help keep your lawn green and healthy, and pretty much make you the envy of your neighborhood.