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. — 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. […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In this Black History Month spotlight, FOX4 is introducing you to a singer with a velvet voice. Vanessa Thomas’ story of pain is insurmountable, but her resilience is inspirational. “I was abused as a child,” Thomas said. “Bones were broken. Both legs, an arm, multiple fingers, head injuries.” She suffered abuse from birth until the time she was 3 years old. “Physical, sexual. I had been kidnapped by my biological father,” she said. She was abused […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — How did a call about a child in crisis escalate into a deadly shooting? One local family is still searching for answers after an Overland Park police officer killed their 17-year-old son, who was threatening suicide. Why did the officer fire more than a dozen bullets at John Albers, and why did Johnson County rule the shooting justified? FOX4’s Dhomonique Ricks uncovered information that reveals what really happened the night police shot and killed the teen. […]
GRANDVIEW, Mo. – A Grandview teen is one of 40 high school women in the nation receiving a prestigious STEM honor. Grandview High School senior Chyanne Sandoval-Williams was just named a 2019 National Center for Women and Information Technology Award winner; she’s the only one in our area. Those awards will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, in a few weeks. “It’s a huge honor,” Chyanne said. “Five years ago I never would have imagined that this would have been […]
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — His brother’s health challenges have inspired a Grain Valley senior to go above and beyond the normal high school course load. Mason Gray is a busy guy. His dream is to go to medical school and become a surgeon specializing in pediatrics. In order to make that happen, in his senior year of high school, he’s taking AP chemistry, AP biology, pre-calculus and a medical program through Truman Medical Centers. It’s a tough load of classes, […]
LIBERTY, Mo. — She calls herself a dreamer. We call her beyond exceptional. Typically, our Reaching for Excellence reports feature high school students, but in this special report, we head to William Jewell College to introduce you to senior Thais Quiroga. Quiroga is one of 11 students in the world named a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. “Knowing that there’s always room to grow.” That’s the key to Quiroga’s success. The dreamer turned doer from La Paz, Bolivia, has worked tirelessly […]
LIBERTY, Mo. — Anthony Garcia has always dreamed of being a trauma physician for the military, and he’s getting closer to making that dream a reality. The Liberty North senior is the first in his family to go to college. Next fall he’s headed to John Hopkins University to study medicine. “Right now I really want to go into the military side of trauma medicine,” Anthony said. “The ability to serve the men who serve us — it’s always been […]
RAYTOWN, Mo. — A Raytown 17-year-old with an interest in astrophysics is breaking records left and right and has caught the attention of several top school across the nation. Jacob Dodd is a senior at Raytown High School has earned perfect or near-perfect scores on all his college entrance exams. He’s even already taking college level math courses. “I never had a choice not to be hard working, so I just put my best into everything that I do,” Dodd said. Dodd […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He has one goal in life: helping others become their best. Winnetonka senior Joe Bell is a volunteer, an advocate for his peers, a thespian, an Eagle Scout and the recipient of a $25,000 Sallie Mae “Bridging the Dream” Scholarship. “Because you are such an inspiring leader and you are destined to change this world, you are actually a recipient of a $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship.” a Sallie Mae spokesperson said, presenting a check to […]