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
  • GR ballet dancer addicted to pulling out hair

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a disorder in which people intentionally pull out their hair or eyelashes. The behavior only affects one to two percent of teens and adults, but can come with a lot of shame. It’s a disorder one professional dancer with the Grand Rapids Ballet still struggles with years later. “I was about nine when I started pulling my hair out, ” Alexandra Meister Upleger remembered. “I didn`t really tell anyone or my parents about it until I […]

  • Samaritas receives $85,000 donation to assist local refugees navigating the healthcare system

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Every minute, 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror, according to the United Nations. Thursday, June 20th is set aside as World Refugee Day. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the presence and positive contributions of refugees in our communities as well as celebrate their journey to freedom and safety. Samaritas, one of Michigan’s largest refugee resettlement agencies, recently received $85,000 from the Wege Foundation to enhance its successful Bilingual Health Navigation […]

  • Here’s what your side of the bed says about you

    (FOX NEWS) — Whether you’re a lefty or a righty, a new survey says your favorite side of the bed reveals a lot about you. According to the study from OnePoll, our preference for where we sleep tends to correlate with our personality traits. People who sleep on the left side of the bed consider themselves more left-brained, while people who sleep on the right side are more right-brained. The survey shows left side sleepers tend to like oldies music, […]

  • GRPM planetarium features music by Queen & Pink Floyd

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you are looking for something fun to do Thursday, Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting a planetarium show set to music by Queen and Pink Floyd. The doors of the museum open at 6:30 p.m. for The Queen of Light Show, which features Queen’s hottest hits. The show comes to the Chaffee Planetarium from Longway Planetarium in Flint. After that show, you can stay to see the Dark Side: The Light show which features Pink […]

  • Trend shows dogs play a major role in our everyday lives

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Pets mean the world to many of us, and it’s no surprise that some people actually treat their pets better than some of their family members. We’ve come along way as pet owners. Think about it: Years ago, dogs worked for people as herding animals or guarding their owners’ yards. But that’s not so much the case nowadays, with pets having a more inclusive role in the family. Dog mom Dayna Rowekamp gushes over her adopted […]

  • One man killed in Muskegon Heights shooting; officers looking for gunman

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich.– Officers are looking for the person who shot and killed a man at an apartment complex. It happened late Wednesday night at East Park Manor on East Hovey Street. We’re told one man was shot and killed. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle as a K9 unit continues looking for the gunman. This is a developing situation. Stay with FOX 17 for updates.

  • Fundraising to create coffee shop that will employ people with special needs

    ADA, Mich.– Members of the Ada community are raising funds to open a coffee shop that would employ teens and adults with special needs. The business idea was inspired by a local mother whose son has Down Syndrome and will be called Brody’s Be Cafe.

  • ‘Intuitive Eating’ rejects dieting, promises satisfaction

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a lifestyle that rejects the idea of dieting and urges people to make peace with food. It’s called Intuitive Eating, and while the intention is good and sounds appealing, experts say it isn’t a free-for-all. “It’s so much unlearning,” said Jennifer DiGennaro, a certified intuitive eating counselor. In fact, she has her work cut out for her. In a world where many people feel controlled by their food, DiGennaro is here to say, it’s time to […]

  • Babies with big heads likely smarter, study says

    (WXMI) If your child is born with a larger-than-average sized head, that might be a very good thing. According to a study in Moleuclar Psychiatry, researchers studied about 500,000 people from ages 37 to 73 between 2006 and 2011. They found that babies with a head circumference of 12.5 inches to 14 inches were more likely to be smarter when they grew up. Intelligence later in life was shown by achievements such as earning a college degree or scoring higher […]

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