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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
  • 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 […]

  • Blind 17-year-old doesn’t let loss of eyesight keep her from being standout violinist

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Ashlee Thao is exceptional in every sense of the word, overcoming a true obstacle and becoming a big success in her community. “I can get through this with God’s help,” Thao said. “I was born with full vision. I know that we are all flawed and we have different weaknesses, but those weaknesses, I guess, they empower us to become better people.” The 17-year-old is a senior at Shawnee Mission South High School. She’s a standout […]

  • KC 8-year-old on track to win third presidential award for dozens of hours volunteering in the metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andrew Drill has a lot of tricks up his sleeve. But his resume is no trick, and he’s only 8 years old. Andrew is a super volunteer. Two years running, he’s received a big honor, more commonly achieved by middle and high school students. In first grade, he won a gold President’s Volunteer Service Award after he logged a total of 75 volunteer hours. Last year in 2nd grade, he received a silver placement, logging 50 hours. […]

  • Rockhurst senior who built prosthetic arm for metro boy now going to teach other kids how to do it too

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Krishon Harris isn’t your typical 17-year-old despite what he says. “I’m just a high school student who’s just doing my part in the world,” he said. But the Rockhurst High senior did something pretty incredible. He built a rare type of prosthetic arm for a metro boy born without one. “Try to be the best person I can be every day,” Harris said. Fox 4 caught up with Harris, volunteering at the Children’s Center for the Visually […]

  • Reaching 4 Excellence Nomination Form

    Reaching 4 Excellence is a weekly feature of FOX 4 News that recognizes young people in the Kansas City region for outstanding accomplishments in academics, the arts, leadership, community service and volunteerism, career exploration, overcoming obstacles, heroism, etc. While Reaching 4 Excellence does not, as a general rule, spotlight athletes, exceptions may be made for athletes who excel in ways that include any of the categories listed above. Reaching 4 Excellence recognizes individuals or small groups of 20 or fewer […]

  • The girl with the magical feet: 11-year-old making a name for herself on international tap dancing scene

    PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — Jaidyn Tabony is just 11 years old, and this girl with the magical feet just competed in one of the toughest tap dance competitions in the world. She’s already making a name for herself on the international tap dancing scene. Jaidyn recently returned home to Missouri after traveling to Germany for the International Dance Organization’s World Tap Championships. The 11-year-old, representing the American Tap Company, is the only kid from Kansas or Missouri who qualified for the […]

  • Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley teams up with local nonprofit for ‘Coats for the Kingdom’ campaign

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Keeping KC warm this winter — that’s the mission of the “Coats for the Kingdom” campaign. Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley and the Community Services League partnered Monday evening at Mark’s Rugs in Leawood to collect coats for folks who might otherwise go without one this season. The president and CEO of CSL said many Kansas Citians are without coats, not just the homeless. “The number of kids that have to walk to the bus, they […]

  • Shawnee Mission West bands heading to London for New Year’s Day parade for the ninth time

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Right after Christmas, a local high school’s bands will head to London to perform for the Queen. Shawnee Mission West’s marching and jazz bands, who are making quite a name for themselves on the international circuit, will be traveling across the pond as part of London’s New Year’s Day Parade. But these teens didn’t get to this point without some hard work. “Practice,” said junior Destiny Howell, describing how she spends her days outside the classroom. […]

  • KCMO teen and Congressional Gold Medal Award winner wants to be a model student, athlete and person

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kate Walsworth is as well-rounded as they come. The Barstow School senior is an athlete, honors student and spends the rest of her time volunteering. “I want to be the full picture,” Walsworth said. “I want to do everything to the highest level I can, so for me time management has been my key to success.” And that success started at an early age. The 18-year-old is president of the National Honor Society, a Cum Laude […]