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
  • West Michigan food pantry is relocating

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A West Michigan pantry that offers not only food, but cooking and other educational classes to those they serve, is in the process of relocating. Karrie Brown and George Guyott talk about the plans for The Pantry and the Green Apple Initiative. For more information, visit The Pantry. You can also call 616.726.0577 or send an email at

  • West Michigan Miracle League celebrates five years

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The West Michigan Miracle League is celebrating five years. The organization gives children and teens with mental and physical disabilities the chance to play baseball on a specially-designed field inside the Art Van Sports Complex in Rockford. Click here for details on the five year anniversary celebration.  

  • Jet’s Pizza celebrates 40 years with one-day pizza deal

    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.– Jet’s Pizza is celebrating 40 years. To commemorate the anniversary, the pizza chain is throwing it back to 1978 pricing. It’s offering a large, one-topping pizza for $4.99 on Sunday, August 26th from 12pm to 6pm, using the code 1978. This offer is available for pick-up at all locations while supplies last and is limited to one per order.

  • Families invited to a Free Community Carnival, featuring back-to-school giveaways

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Families can take advantage of a free community event this coming weekend. The Free Community Carnival is planned for Sunday, August 26th from 11 am to 2 pm at Faith Church of Grand Rapids, located at 953 Spencer NE. There will be inflatables, carnival games, school supply and backpack giveaway, free haircuts for school-aged children, and a clothing giveaway.         

  • Floyd Mayweather Sr returns to Grand Rapids to pay it forward

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A familiar name in the boxing world is back home in West Michigan, paying it forward to an area gym. Floyd Mayweather Sr. is spending a few weeks at the gym of one of the men he helped train for a successful boxing career in the 1980s and 90s. Mayweather is a big supporter of Dino Newville and Blues Gym, located at 4248 Kalamazoo Ave in Grand Rapids. In fact, last year Mayweather donated $100,000 to […]

  • How to ensure kids are training for sports at right intensity, frequency

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new school year is upon us, and with it comes another season of sports. We spoke with health experts regarding what is the appropriate intensity and frequency for your child to train. But how can parents make sure their kids are training at the right frequency and intensity appropriate for their age? For Brenda Young, fitness has always been part of her lifestyle, playing sports growing up and eventually trading a future in design to one […]

  • Browse and shop dozens of local artists at various events in Rockford

    ROCKFORD, Mich.– The Rogue River Artists Association is presenting a series of events for you to take advantage of beautiful art and jewelry from local artists. Summer Art Market, August 4th Art in the Park, September 8th.  

  • Comedian Lachlan Patterson performs at Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– He’s seen a lot of success since finishing as runner-up on  “Last Comic Standing.” Lachlan Patterson stops by Dr. Grins this weekend for a series of shows.

  • Muskegon Bike Time Patriot Ride to support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse

    MUSKEGON, MI– Muskegon Bike Time kicks off this weekend, July 19th through the 22nd, and nearly 200 bikers are expected to gather for the annual Patriot Ride. The special ride aims to increase awareness and raise funds for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. The Patriot Ride is Sunday, July 22nd. It begins and ends at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson. Registration begins at 10:00 AM, with the ride leaving at 11:00 AM. A donation of $10 is suggested for each rider. Proceeds […]