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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
  • Department of Corrections looks to fill 700 positions

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– Two education centers in Kalamazoo are offering classes for anyone interested in becoming a corrections officer. The Michigan Department of Corrections is looking to fill 700 positions all across the state. The four-week-long academy will take place at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Open enrollment is on February 4th, with classes scheduled to begin a couple of weeks after. The program is state certified and it’s also eligible for tuition benefits.

  • Mike Davis and Nicole DiDonato pass out hugs for National Hugging Day

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– As many are waking up to frigid temperatures today, it seems appropriate to spread the warmth by celebrating National Hugging Day, Monday January 21st. Nicole DiDonato and Floor Director Mike Davis passed out hugs to the residents at Oakridge Retirement Community in Grand Rapids. Celebrate by giving someone a big hug and use #NationalHuggingDay to post on social media. The holiday was founded by Rev. Kevin Zaborney on March 29, 1986, in Caro, Michigan.

  • Parents: Here’s how to spot drugs in your kids’ bedrooms

    (FOX31/FOX17) — How far would you go to make sure your child isn’t doing drugs? “You feel like you know your kids and that they wouldn`t be hiding things from you,” said Kamee Morwood, a mother of three. If you`ve ever said to yourself ‘My child would never try drugs’, that may be true… but what if you`re wrong? “Kids are doing things parents are not realizing,” said Bradley Gagon,  with the Arvada, Colorado Police Department. The National Institutes of Health […]

  • Funky Buddha Yoga hosts live music event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a chance to feel good from the inside out while helping out the surrounding community. Funky Buddha and the Funky Buddha Community Program are kicking off 2019  with an exciting event, called Live Music for Community, Friday, January 18th. It starts at 6pm at their Eastown Studio, located at 1331 Lake Drive SE in Grand Rapids. There is a $10 cover. Call 616-459-9642  

  • Restaurant to host pre-Valentines Day dinner for those who’ve lost a spouse

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.– A West Michigan business owner is paying it forward to those who may not have a significant other with whom to spend Valentines Day. Chef Jenna, at Amore Trattoria Italiana in Comstock Park, is hosting a Valentines dinner for widows or widowers. The restaurant is partnering with the mental health awareness group ‘I Understand’ to host the event. It’s planned for Tuesday, February 12th, but space is limited. If you are interested, you can send a message […]

  • Become a YMCA member for free through January

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new year, means it’s time to get your health and fitness on track. That is why the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is offering people the ability to become a member without paying a joining fee through January 31. To take part in the offer, head to one of the eight locations in the Greater Grand Rapids area or by calling (616) 855-9622.

  • Comedian Chris Porter performs at Dr. Grins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Comedian Chris Porter addresses his recent breakup and other topics during his performances at Dr. Grins. He’s performing through New Years Eve. Details here.  

  • An intense workout at Title Boxing Club for the 12 Days of Davis

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– We’re nearing the end of the “12 Days of Davis” with Floor Director Mike Davis. Trainers Heidi LaPlante and Danielle Young of Title Boxing Club Grand Rapids take Davis through some punches.    

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Holly, an energetic hound mix

    LAKE ODESSA, Mich.– Meet Holly, a one year-old hound mix with a lot of energy and looking for a fur-ever home. You can find her and more lovable pets at MacKenzie’s Animal Sanctuary. Visit their Facebook page.