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
  • Plan for your big day at the GR Bride Bridal Show

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI– It’s wedding-planning season. Engaged couples can get a head-start on preparing for their big day by visiting the GRBride Bridal Show at the DeltaPlex, November 10, from 12-5pm. To register, click here. Purchase tickets here. The DeltaPlex is located at 2500 Turner Avenue NW in Grand Rapids. Call 616-855-1985.  

  • Toddler Art Classes lets your child explore their senses

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Renew Mama Studio is focused on the all-around well-being of a mother and new mom-to-be. They offer a variety of kids classes including Toddler Art.

  • Grand Rapids school has whopping 14 sets of twins!

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–  A local school is seeing double several times over with a whopping 14 set of twins! It’s occurring at Grand Rapids University Prepatory Academy, or UPREP. It’s a smaller, specialized school with 441 students. If you think you have trouble remembering names or keeping faces straight, put yourself in the shoes of a teacher at UPREP. “We have the 14 sets of twins, 2 staff members who are twins. Their twins don’t teach here but they are […]

  • Michigan’s Santa School attracts hundreds of Santas from around the world

    Midland, MI (WJRT)–  It’s hard to believe Christmas is two months away. But, hundreds of Santas are already hard at work, preparing for the holiday. They just finished up a weekend at Santa School. The famous Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland is known as the Harvard of Santa schools. For the past 81 years, people from across the world come to Michigan to attend. This year’s class had 270 Santas. These Santas learn how to dress properly, […]

  • Here are the top 10 colleges and universities in Michigan

    As we inch closer to the college application deadline on November 1, WalletHub has unveiled its list of Best College and University Rankings for 2019. 1. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 2. Michigan Technological University 3. Michigan State University 4. University of Detroit Mercy 5. Lawrence Technological University 6. Kuyper College 7. Calvin College 8. Albion College 9. Hope College 10. Kettering University To see the full report, click here:

  • Spend an evening with the stars to benefit those with Cystic Fibrosis

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–  Local celebrity waiters will be competing for tips and it’s all for a good cause. The Second Annual Evening with the Stars to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is Saturday, November 3rd and Thousand Oaks Golf Course. Click here to get tickets.  

  • The Knickerbocker hosts a pumpkin carving party

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker is inviting families out for a night of pumpkin carving, donuts and great craft brews. The Pumpkin Carving Party takes place Monday, October 15th, from 5-7pm at New Holland Brewing, located at Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids.

  • Woman has miracle baby despite spinal stroke

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A young West Michigan mother is speaking out after having a stroke in her spine. Doctors say it’s a rare medical condition that does not give off any warning signs. A spinal stroke can happen to anyone, affecting a person’s ability to read and send signals to the brain and other parts of the body. Doctors say it’s still hard to find out what causes them, but for one mom who made a miraculous recovery, she […]

  • YMCA offers ‘Parents Morning Out’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids wants to give parents a few hours to themselves. It’s called “Parents Morning Out” and it’s offered at various times depending on which YMCA location you choose. Non-members can even register.