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
  • Seasonal affective disorder worse than winter blues, doctor says

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It appears winter came a lot earlier for parts of West Michigan this year. That could mean Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is already setting in for some people. While a lot of people enjoy hitting the slopes and trails in the snow, the cold and cloudy months can be difficult for a number of people. “A lot of people have what we call the winter blues where they just kind of feel cooped up and […]

  • Michigan deer hunters to feed record number of families this season

    SPARTA, Mich.– Even as Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources recently reported that fewer Michiganders are hunting deer these days, it’s definitely not stopping the ones who do hunt from paying it forward. This year, deer hunters are on track to donate a record amount of money and meat to feed homeless families throughout the state. J.D. Collins looks forward to this time of year. He’s part of a hunting family. “We had more deer than we knew what to do with,” […]

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Elliot!

    KENT COUNTY, Mich.– Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary introduces us to seven year-old Elliot! Watch the video to learn more about how he could benefit your family. Click here to fill out an adoption application.

  • Mixed Staffing & Recruiting helping Veterans find jobs

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — Mixed Staffing & Recruiting is helping people and Veterans get connected with jobs in our community. The company joined us in studio on Veterans Day to talk about ways its helping connect people in our community with employers who are hiring.  

  • How to keep the spark alive in your relationship

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Jobs, kids, and all the typical life stresses can put a strain on relationships with our significant others. Natasha DeHaan, nurse practitioner and sexuality counselor with Spectrum Health, says there are some ways to keep that spark alive. For couples with deep-seeded issues creating serious trouble for their relationships, DeHaan say keeping the spark alive won’t solve much. but if it’s a solid relationship in which one or both people have just gotten complacent, these helpful tips […]

  • Ed Dunneback and Girls Farm staying open through the holidays

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — If you are looking for some unique holiday gifts, Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm plans to stay open for the winter. The farm has homemade pies, donuts, pizza, beer, wine and cider. Our Nicole DiDonato takes us inside.

  • Hands Up Foundation raffles off 2019 Mustang Bullitt

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– Non-profit Hands Up Foundation hopes to give four thousand families in southwest Michigan a full turkey dinner this Thanksgiving. The organization is holding a Mustang Bullitt Raffle, Saturday November 9th. The drawing will be 2pm at Seelye Ford on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo. Tickets are $100. For more information, click here or call 269-224-4950.  

  • Coffee run leads to the capture of West Michigan’s ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

    WEST MICHIGAN — A string of gun store break-ins throughout West Michigan keeping federal agents racing to get these weapons off the street and criminals behind bars. “When these guns hit the street it’s very difficult, via time, the clock is ticking,” an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said. The organization rarely opens up about its investigations but sat down with FOX 17 for an exclusive interview. In a world where stolen guns are […]

  • Halloween to Thanksgiving and everything in between with West Michigan Tourist Association

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– From Halloween to Thanksgiving, there are plenty of events happening this fall. The West Michigan Tourist Association previews The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Trick or Treat Family Night, W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Migration Celebration Event, Margaux authentic dining experience and Virtue Cider Greenhouse Friendsgiving event.

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