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Dhomonique Ricks is an Emmy Award-Winning anchor for Fox 4 News. You can catch her weeknights at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. alongside John Holt. She joined the team, January of 2017.

Most recently, Dhomonique was the 4:00 p.m. anchor/reporter of WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, where she provided extensive live coverage from the Republican National Convention. You may also recognize her from the Steve Harvey Show. Ricks was the sole talent selected to surprise Harvey live for his birthday special; seen by more than 24 million people. She also is credited for uncovering human sex trafficking in Northeast Ohio in her exclusive special report.
Prior to Cleveland, Ricks was an Anchor/Reporter in Virginia for more than five years.
Ricks got her start in the business at the age of 14. That’s when she was hand-selected to be a host of an entertainment news-magazine show for KARE 11 in Minneapolis.
A few fun facts: Ricks was an international competitive figure skater for eight years, is a former Miss Southwest Virginia USA titleholder, and is a nationally certified fitness instructor.
Ricks was born in Minnesota and is a proud Mizzou grad (Go Tigers!). She and her husband love Kansas City and spending weekends exploring.
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Recent Articles
  • Actress Robin Givens opens up to FOX 4 on surviving domestic violence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “You’ve got to go and don’t look back, don’t look back. There’s no fixing it.” said Robin Givens, actress, author, and motivational speaker. According to data from Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter in Kansas City, Mo., one in four women is the victim of physical domestic abuse in the Kansas City  metro area. According to the Kansas City Police Department, just this year alone, nine of those cases were so serious, they resulted in homicides, and that’s […]

  • Heritage Christian volleyball team wins back-to-back state championships in honor of coach who died from brain aneurysm

    OLATHE, Kan. — Heritage Christian Academy’s girls volleyball team is in the spotlight for their ability to face adversity and rise to the top. “We laugh a lot, and we joke around a lot, but we know when to be serious,” senior Kate Allen said. Allen describes her teammates as a bunch of goofy girls with big hearts who love God and love to play ball. Life is full, but this team has been tested. In 2015, just days before […]

  • Osawatomie will have a place to honor their local veterans this Veterans Day thanks to a dedicated teen in their town

    OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Fox 4 first introduced you to Osawatomie’s Jacob Anderson in August, and a recent check on the young man shows his  hard work is paying off. Anderson was featured on Dhomonique Rick’s Reaching for Excellence segment for his work honoring military personnel and veterans — who graduated from his high school. Through his research, he found more than 500 alumni served in some branch of the military. He wanted to make sure their legacies live on forever. He […]

  • This North KC junior and son of African royalty knows the value of hard work in the classroom, on the field and in life

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A North Kansas City High School junior is making big moves in the name of his family. “I call myself a person that works hard and knows I got to work hard to get what I want,” Adetomiwa “Tommy” Adebawore said. “There’s no easy way; there’s no short cut. You gotta really push through and work hard at what you want.” When you look at the 16-year-old, you’ll likely see an academic and an athlete. […]

  • Kansas City school becomes first charter school in Missouri to receive Blue Ribbon award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a huge honor — and a first for one Missouri school. In this week’s Reaching 4 Excellence, we’re featuring University Academy. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently named the upper school a Blue Ribbon school, an award based on outstanding achievement. Less than one-third of percent of all public and private schools get this honor each year. University Academy is the first charter school in the state of Missouri to ever win. “It makes me feel really […]

  • FOX 4’s Dhomonique Ricks is excited to announce she’s having a baby boy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty-one weeks of waiting and the time has finally come! Many weighed in on social media whether FOX 4’s Dhomonique Ricks was going to have a girl or a boy. Surrounded by the baby’s future uncles Al, John and Mike, she revealed the big answer on live TV, watch a replay in the video!

  • Liberty freshman with rare bone marrow disorder doesn’t let it hinder her from helping others

    LIBERTY, Mo. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever was born with a very rare bone marrow disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia. She has to get blood transfusions every month to survive. Resilient 15-year-old Lily Soto has a simple mission. “To save as many people as I can and to help them,” she told FOX 4. At six months, doctors diagnosed the Liberty High School freshman with the disorder. There are only 36 children born with it every year […]

  • Determined metro teenager who is a gifted writer quickly becomes published author

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — This week’s young achiever hails from Blue Valley West High School. Sixteen-year-old Jillian Dunlay is a published author, having a final product to show after two years of writing and editing. “Ever since I was little, I would always read books and write books, like little short stories and it just escalated from there,” Jillian told FOX 4. The Blue Valley West High School sophomore is doing something quite rare for a 16-year-old. “When I was […]

  • Olathe Kindergartners make ‘Smile Packages’ to spread cheer year-round

    OLATHE, Kan. — The holiday season is nearing, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mrs. Deets’ kindergarten classroom at Green Springs Elementary School in Olathe. But her little helpers don’t just bring a smile to people’s faces once a year; they do it every day. Visiting her classroom is like visiting the North Pole at Christmas time. Little hands working hard to bring a smile to those who really need it. “It makes my heart feel […]

  • Shawnee Mission South singer with gifted voice has overcome many obstacles along his journey

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — He says he was gifted with a voice. This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is a well-rounded young man: he’s the co-president of the animal rights club at Shawnee Mission South High School, runs on his school’s cross country team, and is a member of the swim and dive team. But that’s not all; what it took to get him where he is today may surprise you. Seventeen-year old Patrick Wiley has a personality larger […]

  • Kearney elementary student on mission to help hurricane victims shatters fundraising goals

    KEARNEY, Mo. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is only 9 years old, but has made it his mission to help the victims of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Dogwood Elementary fourth grader Karson Harris. “I want to show not only that the students at Dogwood, but through the district that we can come together and help through a fundraiser,” Karson read from a letter. “When I received the letter, it just touched my heart completely. It truly makes […]

  • Olathe violinist not only one of the best in Kansas, but also in the nation

    OLATHE, Kan. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is so talented in so many areas. Olathe North High School senior Shulammite Lim holds a 4.75 GPA, and that’s with taking four advanced placement classes. She’s so smart that as a sophomore she scored a perfect ACT score, and got perfect SAT scores on the subject tests in physics, chemistry and math. Believe it or not, those accolades are just the beginning of her accomplishments. The 16-year-old is also […]