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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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  • Liberty teen uses brains, heart and voice to help others and share her message

    LIBERTY, Mo. — She’s a brilliant mind with an unbelievable voice. Liberty High’s Katherine Vlamis has a 4.0 GPA, is her school’s National Honor Society president and serves as Student Council class secretary. The senior is also a songwriter and composer who plans to leave her mark in the world of music. “That’s just something that’s so fulfilling to me, being able to just write music,” Vlamis said. She performed the song, “Gone” when FOX4 visited. “It sounds very serious, but […]

  • Liberty North High School senior uses heritage and talents to build others up

    LIBERTY, Mo. — “Extremely talented.” That’s how one community describes Liberty North High School senior Thadeus Acha. Acha is a Thespian, an advocate, a public speaker, and an academic all star. FOX4 caught up with him in the school’s theater performing his dramatic interpretation about the struggles some African immigrants face. “Despite the history, I can make a new history.” Acha said. “I am a proud Nigerian Cameroonian man.” Acha, 18, is the son of an immigrant. His father was […]

  • 11-year-old boy uses auctioneer talent to raise thousands for teacher with cancer

    GREEN RIDGE, Mo. — He’s not even in high school yet, but he’s already the voice of his community. Carter Haslag is working overtime to help folks in his community during their toughest times. The 11-year-old from Green Ridge, a small Missouri town southeast of Kansas City, is leaving his mark on every life he touches. He knows a lot about farm animals and has the best sense of humor. But this fifth-grader has seen his fair share of hardships. This […]

  • Shawnee Mission South teen turns teasing into fuel for passionate performances

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — She’s at home on any stage. Maria Heath’s teachers at Shawnee Mission South call her a passionate performer, and she agrees. “I’m always telling a story,” Maria said. Her story is focused on the arts. The sophomore is not only a straight-A student and a theater buff. She’s also a self-published author. “All of the characters are based on friends of mine, and we’re going on adventures and whatnot,” she said. The 400-page book is called “Traitors” […]

  • Your baby’s car seat has an expiration date — here’s why you should take it seriously

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are expiration dates on food, batteries and even our beauty products, designed to make sure those products are safe and effective. But there’s another important item, one designed to protect your most precious cargo, that has a limited shelf life, too. A car seat is arguably the most important product you can buy to ensure your child’s safety. Parents spend hours researching the best ones on the market, and spend hundreds of dollars on the […]

  • Rockhurst senior beats the odds to earn perfect scores on both SAT and ACT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You could call this local young achiever “rare” in every sense of the word. Leyton Rebori earned perfect scores on the SAT and the ACT, but there’s much more to the Rockhurst senior than his incredible test scores. “The ACT is 1/4 of a percent of people get the perfect score,” he said. “The SAT is about 1/1,000 of that.” And he only took the ACT three times and the SAT just once to get those […]

  • New app says it can predict what your baby will look like and more — but is it accurate?

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — You may no longer have to wait nine months to see what your baby will look like. A new app claims it can tell you not only generic information about your child’s appearance, like eye or hair color, but also specific details like the kinds of food your child will like — and even medical conditions your child might be at risk of developing. And the app says it can determined all of this before your […]

  • 2 Pembroke Hill seniors raise thousands for UNICEF to help kids around the world

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two seniors at Pembroke Hill started a UNICEF initiative at their school, and they’re raising thousands of dollars to help children all over the world. “Whenever my father was a child, they didn’t really have much around the house,” 18-year-old Leon Lin said. “He always talks about how life was super hard and how they struggled just to have food every single day.” That was the reality for Lin’s father who was born in China. Struggling […]

  • Inspired by late father, JC Harmon senior’s drive, determination inspire other classmates

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — J.C. Harmon senior Bryan Curtis isn’t your typical high school student. He’s overcome a lot and is now revered as a voice for his student body. Bryan has been the KCK school’s drum major for two years now, and he never stops marching. “Band is what I enjoy. Band is my comfort zone,” Bryan said. He’s constantly tapping his feet. It’s just something that comes naturally, he said. Another thing that comes naturally? His self-discipline. He […]

  • Metro 17-year-old helps women battling cancer feel confident with free wigs

    NORTHMOOR, Mo. — Over the past five years, a metro teen has helped hundreds of local women feel confident and beautiful, and she has no plans of stopping. “Whatever you can put your mind to, think about every day, you can really become,” Marissa DeLeon said. The 17-year-old model co-owns a hair line, Fabulous Hair Extensions Boutique in Northmoor, and provides free wigs to women battling cancer. She believes helping these women is a beautiful thing. She got the idea to pay in […]

  • Barstow School senior starts virtual high school in small Asian country

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City 17-year-old is the founder of a virtual school nearly 7,000 miles away, and she actually did it two years ago, at the age of 15. “There’s a beauty in serving other people,” Barstow School senior Ariza Nanji said. “There’s something beautiful about knowing you’re helping others have a better life.” Ariza’s story dates back to her freshmen year of high school, when Mr. Dastanbui came to her school and spoke to her class. “He […]

  • Shawnee Mission East senior’s research might one day help cure Alzheimer’s

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — A Shawnee Mission East senior is making huge breakthroughs on an international level when it comes to research on how iron impacts the vision of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Stuti Dalal’s work has gained so much attention it’s now being published in a big-time scientific journal. “I love that I can, like at such a young age, take these opportunities to help my society and help the world around me,” Stuti said. The 17-year-old is doing things […]