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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
  • Metro teen who developed Parkinson’s diagnostic technology named to prestigious fellowship

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A metro teen who developed incredible diagnostic technology for Parkinson’s disease was just named to a prestigious fellowship. Erin Smith was featured on a Reaching for Excellence segment in February. The 18-year-old invented a program called FacePrint, which uses facial recognition software to diagnose the degenerative disorder. Here’s how it works: Subjects watch a series of Super Bowl commercials or a series of emojis. While watching, the patient’s spontaneous facial expressions are collected. “I can then use […]

  • McLouth teen organizes event to package nearly 22,000 meals in one day

    McLOUTH, Kan. — A metro teen is feeding her community one meal at a time. Rising senior Sydny Murr hosted a community-wide meal packaging event after a leadership conference inspired her to do some good in her hometown, McLouth, Kansas. “FFA has just been something I’ve grown up in. it’s something I’ve enjoyed.” Murr said. You can call her a farm girl, but Murr just calls herself an ordinary student. Her family’s name runs deep in the farming and agriculture industry in […]

  • Local high school girls earn NCWIT Awards for aspirations in computing

    Women in science.  In this week’s Reaching 4 Excellence, we are highlighting two stately high school juniors who are both recipients of the 2018 NCWIT Award for aspirations in computing. The award was created to encourage and recognize young women for their accomplishments in the computing and technological fields. “I’m trying to show girls that engineering and computing is something that they are capable of doing,” said Keshvi Mahalingam. Mahalingam loves technology, engineering and computing. She’s been going to STEM […]

  • Music, volunteering, business: Shawnee Mission Northwest senior does it all and more

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Jackson Brogan is your all-around stand-out student. He’s smart, cultured and loves to pay it forward. “Work hard and it will pay off,” the Shawnee Mission Northwest senior said. He also loves music, so much so that he’s a member of five bands at Shawnee Mission Northwest. He plays the trumpet, piano, bass guitar and drums. He also teaches trumpet and piano lessons. “He immediately just gets your attention,” said Shawnee Mission Northwest band director Penny Snead. Snead calls Brogan extraordinary, […]

  • 3 Winnetonka students make school history with top rankings at FCCLA competition

    KANSAS CITY NORTH, Mo. — Three students recently made history at Winnetonka High School. For the first time, all three of the Winnetonka students who attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition received gold placement status — the highest rank. The competition, known as “STAR Events,” is an acronym for “Students Taking Action for Recognition.” The community service program recognizes the future leaders of the country. “Anything I do, I always put my whole heart into it,” […]

  • Bishop Miege senior with love of coding becomes youngest named to ’30 Under 30′ list

    ROELAND PARK, Kan. — A Bishop Miege senior holds the title of being the youngest person ever selected to be featured on Kansas City Ink Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list. Ruby Rios is a standout student, teenager and advocate. “It’s not about what I can do when I grow up,” she said. “It’s about what I can do now to make an impact.” The Bishop Miege senior loves coding, also known as the instructions given to your computer to make it […]

  • 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 […]