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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
  • 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 […]

  • Will Shields’ clinic teaches football basics to interested women, benefits Wounded Warrior Project

    Former Chiefs offensive guard Will Shields hosted a Women’s Football 101 Clinic at 68’s Inside Sports Monday evening, running drills, teaching women the basics of football. With the clinic occurring on Sept. 11th this year, part of the proceeds from it will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. In years past, proceeds benefitted Shield’s foundation, The Will to Succeed, which is a non-profit organization that helps women and children who have been abused or neglected. After the clinic, the participating women sat […]

  • Staley swimmer with unshakable spirit and attitude excels in and out of the pool

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Staley High School senior Jack Roberts is the captain of his swim team and very successful in the classroom, but he’s had to overcome a few more obstacles to be where he is today. He’s this week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever. “I had a stroke when I was born,” he said. A stroke that no one knew about until he was 5 months old. “My dad was basically like, he’s kicking only with one side […]

  • Lansing teen makes it her mission to raise awareness about sex trafficking

    LANSING, Kan. — Human sex trafficking is a very real problem — one that happens here at home. This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is on a mission to raise awareness, one speech at a time. “He took her to a strip club, and at that strip club he told her ‘you are going to do this all night and that’s just how it’s going to be.’ She tried to leave and that’s when he decided that he was going […]

  • Small in stature, but walking with a mighty mission, metro kids in capes spread smiles

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week in Reaching 4 Excellence FOX 4 is highlighting a group of kids ranging in age from toddlers to teenagers. The group is called “Mini Missions Kansas City” and features kids who only want one thing: to make you smile. “There’s kind of like no words to say how I feel when I see people smile,” said Faris Gemeda. “It makes me feel good in the heart.” They may be mini, but their mission is […]

  • Osawatomie Boy Scout earns Eagle rank with project recognizing sacrifice of local military

    OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever is leaving a legacy for our men and women in the armed forces. Osawatomie High School senior Jacob Anderson just completed his Eagle Scout project, one that is earning him praise across the nation for his research and acknowledgment of our service members. “Just ridiculous how much love and appreciation I have towards the military and I just wanted to give back to them and this is the perfect way […]

  • Exceptional young achievers honored with Reaching 4 Excellence scholarships

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 News is proud to highlight exceptional young adults and kids within our communities. Each week, as part of our Reaching 4 Excellence segment, a student or local group, is spotlighted for their hard work, dedication, drive and selfless acts within the community. FOX 4 partners, Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 2 and SMACNA KC also recognize the importance of kids working hard and paying it forward in their communities. Together, we have selected four […]

  • Trio of Kansas City Boy Scouts earn prestigious Eagle rank with an extra level of distinction

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence highlights one troop and three young men: Troop 1006 of Kansas City, Mo., is an all-black Boy Scout troop from the inner-city. Recently, the trio within the organization received their Eagle Scout rank — one of the highest honors in Boy Scouts. The accolade hits home especially hard for the troop’s Scout leader and those in the urban core. “This is something that doesn’t happen,” said Troop 1006 Scout Master Ken […]

  • Teenage contortionist from Lawrence bends one-time hobby into a future career

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan.  — This week’s Reaching 4 Excellence young achiever will probably leave you feeling one of two ways: Shocked and squirming in your seat or blown away! Sixteen-year-old Rose Reilly is a contortionist who can fold her body up, back, and pretty much inside out! “People always think, ‘oh my gosh, that must hurt so bad.’ But it really doesn’t,” Rose said. The teenager has turned a hobby into a future career. “It makes me feel like I […]

  • 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. […]