Dhomonique Ricks is an anchor, producer and reporter for ABC 13 News. You can catch her anchoring weekends at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. She also reports weekly on the 6:00 p.m. newscast.
During her time at WSET-TV, Ricks has covered many major stories that received national attention, including the Farmville "horrorcore" murders of 2009, the Appomattox homicides of 2010, and the Yeardley Love case in Charlottesville.
Prior to joining WSET, Ricks was an anchor and reporter at KOMU-8 News based in Columbia, Missouri. There she covered the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was one of the first reporters in the Midwest to do a story on underage "sexting." The story received so much attention that soon afterward, the Missouri Senate made it a crime for youth to "sext."
Ricks began her television career at the age of 14, when she was selected among thousands to host an NBC show called "Whatever" produced by KARE 11 in Minneapolis. The show covered pure entertainment and Ricks got her start in the business interviewing celebrities; musicians, models and actors.
Ricks is a graduate of the first school of journalism: University of Missouri based in the city of Columbia. She received her bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and has a dual minor in Business Management and Sociology. Ricks created and produced the first pure entertainment show on the campus' TV network called HypeTV.
Ricks has received a number of awards for her work, most recently from the Society of Professional Journalists and NATAS Mid-America Emmys.
Outside of work, you can catch Ricks at the gym. She loves to workout and is a certified instructor. She teaches a high intensity Boot Camp class at the YMCA. Outside of fitness, Ricks loves traveling, photography and anything artistic. Ricks even enjoys lacing up her figure skates from time to time. She spent eight years of her life traveling the nation and Canada as a competitive synchronized and individual figure skater.
Ricks was born and raised in Minnesota.