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
  • Fruitport Community Schools present ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’

    FRUITPORT, Mich.– Theater students at Fruitport Community Schools invite you to their production of Legally Blonde the Musical, on March 22nd and 23rd at the Fruitport Middle School auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. on the 22nd and 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd. Tickets are available at Shows tend to sell out quickly and tickets may not be available for purchase at the door. The students also encourage guests to consider bringing a hygiene item or monetary gift […]

  • The Cheesecake Factory is coming to West Michigan

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — The Cheesecake Factory plans to open its first location in West Michigan this fall. Slated to open in October, it’s the latest business to join the redevelopment at Woodland Mall in Kentwood. It will be the second location in Michigan, the first being in Novi. The Cheesecake Factory is known for its extensive menu, generous portions and legendary desserts, including SkinnyLicious® dishes with 590 calories or less, and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts. The Cheesecake […]

  • Explore a variety of local cuisine at Taste of Kentwood

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — The City of Kentwood is inviting the public to explore the variety of local cuisine during the 18th annual Taste of Kentwood event March 14. It’s located at the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE. Local restaurants will offer food and desserts during two sessions, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. One of those businesses participating  is the Underground Cookie Club. They’re celebrating their grand opening March 15.

  • How your ticket to LaughFest helps your community

    Grand Rapids, MICH– LaughFest starts Thursday, March 7th.  While the fun shows and comedians are the big draws, the 10-day funny fest is part of a bigger mission: all the money raised goes to families impacted by cancer. LaughFest promotes the saying ‘laughter as the best medicine’ with proceeds benefiting Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. The organization is a place people can go for support and to share their impacts of cancer. That can be through workshops, discussions and other programs […]

  • Woman overcomes numerous setbacks to create thriving business

    KENTWOOD, Mich.– A successful businesswoman is proving the way we overcome obstacles can make or break our future. Looking at Sara Knoester,  one could think she has it all. She is a successful business owner, making an impact in her community, has a beautiful family. As the president of Mixed Staffing and Recruiting, her life seems almost picture-perfect. But her journey has been anything but. “I grew up in Grand Rapids, had a single mom who raised me. I’d pretty […]

  • Going low-carb: What you need to know about the Keto Diet

    PORTAGE, Mich.–It’s a low-carb diet that promises to help the body burn fat more effectively. Dr. Steven Osterhout, founder of Vitality Healthcare, explains the benefits of going Keto. Vitality Healthcare is located at 5717 Oakland Drive Ste A, Portage, MI 49024. You can call 269-218-2443 or click here for more information.

  • Grand Rapids Fire Dept. Hybrid Trucks

    GRFD recruitment event rescheduled

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Due to the previous ice and snow storm, the recruiting event originally scheduled for the Kroc Center, February 7, 2019, at 4 p.m., has been rescheduled. Those hoping to learn more about a career in firefighting and applying can do so Monday, February 11, from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. It will be held at the Kalamazoo Fire Station located at 2541 Kalamazoo Avenue SE. Applicants can learn how to prepare for civil service tests, physical […]

  • Getting healthy from the inside out. Is Detoxing right for you?

    WHITEHALL, Mich. — A new year means another chance at living a healthier life. Detoxing has become a growing trend that’s said to clear the body of toxins. It’s known for benefits like giving you energy, curbing food cravings, and even clearing your skin. Crystal Brummans said she started feeling run down, was always cold, and never seemed to have enough energy to get chores done around her farm. “I have parasites,” Brummans said. “I work on a farm. It was […]

  • See comedian Bengt Washburn at Dr. Grins Comedy Club

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Comedian Bengt Washburn bundles up to the Polar Vortex ahead of his shows at Dr. Grins Comedy Club, January 31st through February 2nd.

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