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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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, is packing his bags and heading to New York City on Tuesday morning. He’ll be accepting the prestigious Gold American Business Award for Nonprofit Organization of the Year from the American Business Awards. “I was floored,” he said. “I had to kind of collect myself and then you start to reflect.” Since he learned the news, Kendrick is still digesting an unbelievable feat. “It is a testament […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Tuesday was a busy night at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Two babies were born during the severe weather. One mother was in the middle of labor when the EF-4 tornado touched down. She had a little boy later that night just before 8:30 p.m. The other mom delivered her little girl before the tornado hit. Baby Serenity was born at 5:37 p.m. The new mom said the doctor had just placed her first-born child on her chest when […]
CASS COUNTY, Mo. — A newly graduated Raymore-Peculiar student is the first and only female firefighter in Missouri history to win first place at the “SkillsUSA” state competition. SkillsUSA is a national student-organization. Its mission is to ensure America has a skilled workforce. “Being able to find something that I love and being able to be good at it is just an awesome feeling,” Katelynn Jungling said. Jungling just graduated from Raymore-Peculiar High School and the Cass Career Center. At […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Why is it that more black men die by gun than any other gender or ethnicity? We wanted to get to the heart of the matter within our community. In this exclusive, in-depth report, FOX4’s Dhomonique Ricks brought families touched by gun violence together with major thought-leaders to St. James United Methodist Church to talk about this growing problem touching the Kansas City community. 49 — That’s the number of people killed by violence in Kansas City, […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Washington High School junior in ROTC was just named “Cadet of the Year” for the state of Kansas. Cadet Capt. Angel Bailey is the first person in her school’s history to earn that distinction. “I want to be in the Air Force because I want to serve my country, protect our country, protect our people, serve our people,” Bailey said. “It’s a passion of mine because I just want to help others.” Bailey dreams of […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Blue Valley Northwest senior is giving back to the school that gave so much to him. Timothy Park mentors children at Harmony Elementary and is making a huge difference in their lives, according to their teachers. “Follow what you enjoy,” Park said. That’s exactly what Park is doing. Harmony Elementary is his alma mater. It’s a service he started two years ago, and it’s grown from what was once called “Tim Time,” where he would work […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Bergen Cooper’s passion is working with people with special needs. In fact, one day, she plans to become a special education teacher. “I like to think of myself as a role model for those around me,” Bergen said. She’s the definition of a role model at Shawnee Mission South. She’s active in several organizations, but the one closest to her heart is personal life skills, or PLS. In this role, Bergen works directly as a cadet […]
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A local teen’s incredible story is inspiring people around the world. Touched by cancer, Gabi Shull has now recovered. Now, the Warrensburg High School senior is a national spokesperson for a pediatric cancer campaign and her work can be seen on multiple platforms. “Live your life to the fullest because you never know,” Gabi said. “I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is a form of bone cancer, when I was 9 years old.” Her diagnosis resulted in […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Oak Park senior just received a $20,000 signing bonus to the U.S. Navy for nuclear power engineering, and it’s no walk in the park to qualify. “When she took the ASVAB, she completely destroyed it. She scored very high, one of the highest scores I’ve seen,” said Petty Officer Joshua Glee, her recruiter. That’s something he said doesn’t happened very often. The ASVAB is similar to the ACT, but for the military. Now Lucy Cunningham […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — On Wednesday, an Overland Park citizen asked a judge to force the city and Johnson County district attorney to release records related to the night a police officer shot and killed 17-year-old John Albers. A dispute over what the city and district attorney have the right to hold back from the public is at the heart of lawsuit. In January of 2018, Albers was in emotional distress and threatened suicide to his friends over video chat. […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Although the lawsuit has been settled, an Overland Park couple who’s son was shot and killed by police are still pushing for change. On Jan. 20, 2018, 17-year-old John Albers was shot at 13 times by a police officer while backing out of his garage. The Overland Park teen was home alone. He was threatening to hurt himself on social media and had cut himself with a knife. His friends called 911. “It was really just […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Julia Kerrigan has a passion for linguistics and bettering her community. The St. Teresa’s Academy senior is involved in the Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance and is doing her part to make sure all voices in her community are well represented and heard. “I want to be remembered for doing good work in all aspects of my life,” she said. Kerrigan loves the freedom of expression. She’s a writer and the co-editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper. […]