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Derica Williams is a New York native raised in New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.A. in Communication Studies. After college, Derica returned home and started her career in television broadcasting at WNYW-TV, the FOX 5 station in New York, where she was an Associate Field Producer.

A few years later Derica began reporting at WALA FOX 10 in Mobile/Pensacola. While there she covered a wide range of stories involving everything from hurricanes, to murder trials, to the Gulf Oil spill. In addition to her reporting duties Derica hosted a segment on the station’s ‘Studio 10’ morning show that focused on Consumer News. She occasionally anchored the morning, evening and weekend newscasts as well.

Derica most recently joined the FOX6 team in June 2012. She is a family-oriented individual who, in her leisure time, enjoys playing and watching sports, going to the beach and writing poetry. She likes to travel and enjoys exploring new restaurants and different cuisine.
Derica is excited about being in Milwaukee. She is embracing the city and is looking forward to all it has to offer. Derica really has a passion for news and loves meeting new people every day.

Recent Articles
  • ‘Empowering for neighbors:’ Volunteers clean up Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — Rain or shine volunteers in the Harambee neighborhood were determined to take on a big project. With some grabbers, rakes and brooms, volunteers hope to make a sweeping change in the Harambee neighborhood on Saturday, May 19. “We are trying to promote safe happy healthy neighborhood,” said Safe and Sound organizer Adrian Spencer. Folks came out in droves, meeting at Clinton Rose Park to be assigned their task. “We have 800 people signed up,” Spencer said. “It’s a […]

  • ‘It’s scary:’ St. Francis police need help identifying suspect in cat onesie in break-in case

    ST. FRANCIS — He’s giving new meaning to the term “cat burglar.” A suspect dressed in a cat-like costume is suspected of breaking into cars and garages in St. Francis early Saturday, May 12. It was no alley cat! Instead, a suspect dressed in a onesie, lurking behind homes and pawing though vehicles was caught on camera. Surveillance photos were captured of the suspect around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, after a resident noticed suspicious activity near his car. Turns out, […]

  • 2 found dead after house fire on Milwaukee’s north side: ‘The smoke alarms were not working’

    MILWAUKEE — Two people died in a house fire on Milwaukee’s north side early Monday, May 14. Officials say the smoke alarms in the home did not work. Firefighters were called to the home near 25th and Melvina just after 3 a.m. According to officials, the fire started in the basement and extended to the first floor. Crews began an interior fire attack and aggressive search for the two residents, a 75-year-old woman and 72-year-old man. Fire crews quickly found […]

  • Rocket the red dog helps MPS students learn how to respond in emergency situations: ‘It engages kids’

    MILWAUKEE — Disasters and emergency situations can happen at any moment, and it’s important your child knows how to react. The “Safety Breaks” program teaches vital skills to Milwaukee Public Schools’ students. Rocket the red dog is interactive and informative. He uses Skype to teach second-graders about fire safety at the Milwaukee “Survive Alive House.” The animated dog is part of “Safety Breaks,” a program that reinforces life-saving skills. “It engages kids from a physical standpoint, fine arts standpoint and […]

  • ‘Its empowering:’ Luau Lullaby Community Baby Shower celebrates expecting moms ahead of Mother’s Day

    MILWAUKEE — From games, to gifts and services — one big party helped hundreds of women and children in Milwaukee get showered with love and support. Saying Aloha to the new babies about to enter the world. Expecting mothers arrive to the Luau Lullaby Community Baby Shower on Saturday, May 12. Greeted by volunteers and staff from Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. and Molina Healthcare. “We are here for them,” said Michelle Grant with Milwaukee Health Services Inc. More than 200 moms attended […]

  • ‘It’s a huge honor in a lot of ways:’ 2 local artists prepare for Sculpture Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — World class art will soon be just a stroll away. In a few weeks the streets of downtown Milwaukee will be lined with sculptures created by renowned artists. Literally building what will go on a block in downtown Milwaukee. “It’s pretty unusual for us to be able to do this,” artist Shana McCaw said. Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg have spent months collaborating a piece that will be on exhibit. “It’s a huge honor in a lot of […]

  • ‘It’s just crazy:’ Milwaukee residents grow concerned after brawls break out 2 days in a row

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee mother is defending her actions after unleashing pepper spray at a group of teenagers. Some scattered while others were detained as Milwaukee police and deputies from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Moody Park on Monday evening, May 7. “I was pepper spraying, they hit me,” said the mother. “They were fighting females. They were trying to hit females with bats. That’s why I was pepper spraying and hitting too.” The woman claimed it was […]

  • Attorney: Man facing battery charges after scuffle with MPD officers ‘doesn’t remember hardly anything’

    MILWAUKEE — Demetrious Lowe, 25, has been criminally charged following a scuffle between four Milwaukee police officers on Wednesday, May 2 near 51st and Capitol. Lowe is facing three counts of battery to law enforcement officer. He is being held on more than $12,000 bail. As he made his first appearance in court on Monday, May 7 — we learned he doesn’t remember the incident. Lowe’s attorney said Lowe was acting up because of evil spirits and doesn’t recall the scuffle that landed him […]

  • Blood drive created by Mequon rabbi who died of cancer has ‘saved 1,800 lives in 5 years’

    MEQUON — A late Mequon rabbi is helping save lives even after his death. An annual blood drive in his name has saved more than 1,000 lives since it started after his death in 2013. With a few minutes of their time — blood donors allow others to have more precious moments in life. “The opportunity to help others is a great feeling,” said Steven Bojan, a friend and donor. “We were very grateful for him to have that blood […]

  • ‘A force for good all the way to the end:’ Funeral service held to honor life and legacy of Vel Phillips

    MILWAUKEE — A legendary life is gone but her accomplishments and time on earth will never be forgotten. Local civil rights pioneer, Vel Phillips, was honored at her home-going service on Saturday, May 5. A prayer for strength and comfort led Saturday’s funeral service for the honorable Phillips. Her casket adorned with flowers was surrounded by family, friends and dignitaries listening to scriptures and song — reflecting on the groundbreaking life she lead while managing to have humility and fortitude […]

  • ‘A very moving experience:’ People gather to honor WWII Marine whose remains were recently ID’d

    MADISON — It’s a reunion that was 75 years in the making. A fallen hero killed during World War II has finally come home. Now Raymond Barker’s journey is nearly complete. It was the silence that spoke volumes. Peering out of the terminal window — passengers humbly watch the arrival of Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. Raymond A. Barker. “These guys are giving the ultimate sacrifice to defend our right to be free,” Don Lawrence, who saluted the fallen marine said. Barker […]

  • ‘Ridiculous:’ Bicyclist shot in eye by paintball hours after police issued warning to residents

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating after a bicyclist was hit in the eye by a paintball Monday night, April 30. It happened around 11:15 p.m.  in the area of 51st and Villard — hours after police warned against this. Police said during a news conference on Monday afternoon investigators believe these paintball shootings likely stemmed from postings on social media. Police said there had been nearly 70 incidents reported since April 26. “A rapper named 21 Savage — who put this out […]