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Dhomonique Ricks currently serves as anchor of Fox 4 News at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. alongside John Holt. She joined the team, January of 2017.
Most recently, the award-winning journalist 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
  • Teen and tween willingness to engage with nearly anyone on social media leaves them prone to predators

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trafficking children has now gone high-tech as predators look for victims online and on phones, where kids hang out. A FOX 4 investigation reveals that sex traffickers are using popular social media apps and gaming sites to target children. FOX 4 found that tweens and teens in the community are far too willing to talk to anyone on social media, including strangers who could be predators, and that landed one Johnson County teen a heartbeat away […]

  • Shot putter on her way to Iowa State from North Kansas City HS has lofty ambitions, Olympic dreams

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A recent North Kansas City High School graduate is gearing up for her freshman year at Iowa State. Keiara “Keke” Williams holds her school and state record for shot put. Keke can launch eight pounds of metal — like it’s nothing. She holds the Missouri state record at 48-feet and 4-inches, but that unbelievable accomplishment came with its own challenges. After placing second in state her sophomore year, her junior year, she placed a disappointing 9th. […]

  • Liberty North junior nominated by Nobel Prize winner joins young science leaders at honors program

    LIBERTY, Mo. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever is a rising junior at Liberty North High School. Rhema Prim just got back in town, after severing as a delegate for the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders  in Boston, an honors-only program for high school students. “I think she’s a great kid. Very well deserving of this honor. She’s gonna do great things,” LNHS Principal Martin Jacobs said. Rhema is only 15 years old and has quite […]

  • Recently graduated metro thespian is already following her dreams in Los Angeles

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is a thespian who, since shooting this segment, has moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Maddie Fields recently graduated from Winnetonka High School and dreams of one day starring on Broadway. “There’s a lot of people who have pushed me to be where I am, and one of those people is my step-dad, and he passed a way this past February from battling brain cancer,” Fields […]

  • Three outstanding young pianists from Kansas all compete against the best in New York City

    KANSAS CITY — FOX 4 is highlighting three young men for their exceptional skills on the piano as young achievers this week. In fact, they are three of the most outstanding pianists in the world, and all from Kansas. They just got back from New York City — competing in the world-famous “Kaufman International Piano Competition.” Seven-year-old Eddison Chen, 10-year-old Matthew Liu and 13-year-old Ethan Sun make playing the piano look easy, but to do so, they put in a […]

  • Talented metro musician’s movement sparks memories and brings cheer to those battling Alzheimer’s

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is the reigning “USA National Miss Kansas Junior Teen,”  but she’s not just being featured for her title; she’s being featured for her heart. Amelia Benjamin has a passion for putting smiles on Alzheimer’s patients’ faces. The sounds of Amelia’s voice and the notes she plays warm the spirits of many, such as Donna Bevan. “I started singing just because I loved it.  I had pneumonia a couple times […]

  • Focused, energetic singer and dancer from Grandview has her sights set on Broadway

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is going to be a Broadway star some day. She’s the theater president at Grandview High School and has been in more than a dozen performances during her high school career. Jasmyn Tilford just graduated from GHS and is on her way to Howard University in the fall to pursue a career in musical theater. “My mom got me involved in dance when I was 4 years old,” she told […]

  • Louisburg students enlightened by project where they discovered how to save district money on energy

    LOUISBURG, Kan. — Four Louisburg High School students have discovered a way to save the school district thousands of dollars each year. Their energy project was a true energy audit. The students did the work of professionals, something that industry experts say could cost as much as $15,000. Senior Garrett Mills and junior Alex Miller are two of four students who just wrapped up an energy enrichment program at the high school. For six weeks, they met with a team […]

  • Self-taught Rubik’s Cube wiz can solve them in a flash

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever has a fascination with science, technology, engineering and math. He puts all those skill-sets together in an activity that he’s getting a lot of attention for. Tyler Specht is a Rubik’s Cube-solving genius. “On the Rubik’s Cube, I currently average about 12 seconds,” Specht said. The Aubry Bend Middle School student is the king of the cube. “My best solve ever is 7.11 seconds,” he said. The 13-year-old self-taught […]

  • University Academy senior on the rise excels through multiple forms of expression

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — She’s a rising high school senior at University Academy, and this week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is an honors student and an artist in several forms. Her writing on race relations was recently recognized by Princeton University, and her work is published in many forms. “I was one of the students who stuck to myself. I was always in a corner with my sketch book and my pen and I would not talk to anybody,” […]

  • Oak Park graduate leaves lasting legacy, earns praise for theatre paint movement

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — She just graduated from Oak Park High School, and this week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is a Missouri Scholars 100, a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, and a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient. Anna Merkel is getting lots of praise for her movement called “Paint It Green for Oak Park Theatre.” “My mom got me started on the idea of maybe doing something with paint,” Merkel said. She loves the arts and prides herself […]

  • FOX 4 explores if you can help heal ailments by changing what’s on the end of your fork

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We Americans may be killing ourselves — by the food choices we make every day. We are jeopardizing our health in many ways with how we eat, the lack of sleep, and our stress levels. Many people are switching up what they eat — and are seeing incredible results. Watch the video where FOX 4’s Dhomonique Ricks shows the growing popularity of using food as medicine.