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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
  • Blue Valley SW senior already building strong medical career through research, volunteer work

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Blue Valley Southwest senior is already building a career in medicine while he’s still in high school, and the science and medical industries have noticed his leadership potential. Since childhood, 18-year-old Ahmed Shabbir has known what he wanted to do when he grew up. “I loved medicine. It’s just one thing that I really love,” Shabbir said. The Blue Valley Southwest senior is taking five Advanced Placement classes this spring and still makes time to […]

  • After losing family members, Park Hill freshman dreams of finding cure for cancer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trying to find a cure for cancer: That’s what one Park Hill High School freshman is trying to do. Jessica Binckley is a unique ninth-grader. She’s been spending her summers at Duke University, searching for solutions. Her passion stems from pain. The 16-year-old is part of the Duke TIP Field Studies program for nanotechnology, and she’s one of just 25 in the country chosen for this honor. “I’ve had unfortunately a lot of family members that […]

  • Winnetonka High’s student publications, news website earn national recognition

    KANSAS CITY NORTH, Mo. — At Winnetonka High School, the students’ publications are first class. At least, that’s the rating they recently got from the National Scholastic Press Association. The team behind the publications was scored on coverage, photography, writing and design for the schools’ Griffin Rites news magazine and Odyssey yearbook from last school year, and getting the first class rating wasn’t easy. “This is during class; this is after school; this is staying nights here,” junior Makenzie Jackson […]

  • With hard work, Park Hill South junior becomes top trombonist just 4 years after learning to play

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — He only began playing the trombone four years ago, but a Park Hill South junior is currently the top trombonist in the state of Missouri for his age. “I wasn’t really trying to prove anything to anybody else, but I was definitely trying to prove something to myself,” 17-year-old Robert Traphagan said. In the seventh grade, he picked up the trombone. His freshman year, he made All-State Honorable Mention Band, and by his sophomore year he was […]

  • KC teen artist with ‘eclectic’ style wins Gold Key Award, continuing on to national competition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lia Holman describes her art as “different” and a bit outside the box — and that’s exactly what earned her the Gold Key Award. “I wanted it to be kind of overwhelming,” the Winnetonka High School senior said. A photograph she took of a man in a bathtub, eyes closed and covered in jewelry, earned her the award, which is the highest honor presented by Scholastic Arts in the Missouri Art Region. “I actually used a red […]

  • Raytown High students hope to collect thousands of food donations for community in nationwide challenge

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — A group of Raytown High School students are focused on one thing: helping their community thrive. The school’s leadership club, known as “Jay Crew,” is taking part in a nationwide challenge called Lead2Feed. About 5,000 schools in all 50 states take part. Raytown High School is the only certified Lead2Feed school in the state of Missouri and has a history of high placement. The school has placed in the top 10 for two years in a row. Raytown […]

  • 14-year-old Mill Valley girl takes to the skies, working toward pilot’s license and serving in Air Force

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Belle Bonn hasn’t even finished her first year of high school yet, and she already can do something that most of us can’t: fly an airplane. The Mill Valley High School freshman is not your typical 14-year-old. She plans to get her private pilot’s license at the minimum age of 17 and dreams of joining the Air Force Academy to serve our nation as a military pilot. “I enjoy being able to see different things, having the […]

  • ‘Dream big, work hard, make it happen’: North KC High School debaters become 3-time champions

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — North Kansas City High School’s debate team is on cloud nine. The team recently became three-time champions and took first place in individual events, debate and overall in its division. It’s a first for this team. “It’s a pretty big deal,” said speech and debate coach Amanda Dolinger. “I can’t find in school history if that has actually ever happened in the over 90 years that we’ve been a school.” “Dream big, work hard, make […]

  • Yale-bound senior at Shawnee Mission East making a difference at school, ready to go international

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — You can call Iman Jaroudi the full package. The Shawnee Mission East senior is gearing up to attend Yale University in the fall, and with her 4.85 GPA, it isn’t hard to understand why. “If I set my mind to something, I can achieve it.” Jaroudi said. She has more accolades than most people twice her age. “What I see all of my work as, is trying to push my community towards excellence,” the teen said. […]

  • For first time in district history, 4 students from North KC schools selected to All-State Orchestra

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the first time in North Kansas City School District’s history, four students from two high schools have made Missouri’s All-State Orchestra. Barbara Miller, the director of orchestras for North Kansas City High School, has been in the position for 16 years, and this is a first for her. “This is the first time since I’ve been in this job that we have had four students from our school district make all state orchestra,” she […]

  • Metro girl named semifinalist to prestigious science competition after developing Parkinson’s diagnostic technology

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As if being a straight-A student taking all AP classes weren’t enough, one Shawnee Mission West student was also recently named as a semifinalist in one of the nation’s most prestigious science competitions. Erin Smith was named a 2018 Regeneron STS Scholar by the Society for Science and the Public, something that only 300 high school students in the nation can say each year. “I was really excited, and just really grateful for the honor,” the […]

  • Metro nonprofit helping kids of color build confidence and providing tools for success

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A metro nonprofit is working hard to provide kids of color who live in the suburbs with opportunities to succeed. “We’re trying to make sure kids who are growing up in the suburbs have a balanced upbringing,” Suburban Balance founder LaShawn Walker said. About 150 families in the Kansas City area have joined the group, which was created in 2013. Its mission is to expose kids of color to networking opportunities, influential leaders within the community […]