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
  • ‘I’m dreaming for the first time in my life’: Teen living better life after experimental surgery

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Ask any kid what they want to be when they grow up, and most of the time they might have an answer or at least an idea. But, for one teen living with half a heart, it’s a question he never let himself think about until now. “I knew I had something wrong with me, but I didn’t know what it was until I was older,” 16-year-old Landon Tiemeyer told FOX 17. On any given afternoon, […]

  • Michigan’s only calisthenics gym hosts famous trainer

    KENTWOOD, Mich.– Your chance to work out with a world-famous calisthenics trainer and nutrition expert is coming up. Danny Kavadlo returns to Quest Fitness in Kentwood, Oct. 5th for a day-long seminar. To register, click here.

  • Grand Haven mom loses half her body weight

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– It wasn’t easy, but a local mother proved consistency and determination can achieve anything. Jamie Burton was approaching 40 years old and weighed more than 350 pounds. She’s now half her size and she wants to show people, especially her kids, that anything is possible. Burton is somewhat of a legend to fellow gym goers. Everyone sees her as the woman who completely changed her life for the better. That’s why it’s hard to believe just a few […]

  • What the new Third Grade Reading Law means for you and your family

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– If your third grader isn’t a strong enough reader, they might not be able to go onto fourth grade. It’s a new state law that goes into effect this school year. According to research from Michigan State University, between 2,000 and 2,500 third graders, or roughly 2 to 5%, are at risk of being held back because of Michigan’s ‘Read by Grade Three’ law. But, there is some encouraging news. Teachers and administrators at Grand Rapids Public […]

  • 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 […]

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