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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
  • UW Credit Union

    “Making it easier to pay off student debt:” UW Credit Union expands eligibility to all college students

    MADISON — Debt and college seem to go hand-in-hand — but there’s a new effort to help students and alumni make the cost more manageable. UW Credit Union has expanded its membership eligibility to include all current and former college students who reside in Wisconsin, a move Gov. Scott Walker is touting as way to help students refinance their loans. Studying and hoping for a promising career can be overwhelming in and of itself — and figuring out how to pay for […]

  • Chris Kegel

    “Hoping for a miracle:” More than 1,000 take part in bike ride in honor of Chris Kegel after cancer diagnosis

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee icon and cycling legend was honored Sunday, September 25th after receiving a serious and devastating diagnosis. The cycling community rolled out to honor the man behind Wheel & Sprocket and so much more. The mass group of bicyclists gathered at State Fair Park Sunday. “Words can’t describe how beautiful this is,” Amelia Kegel, Chris Kegel’s daughter said. Cyclists, creating a sea of yellow, prepared to take on the Hank Aaron Trail. “It`s all about enjoying the ride […]

  • Clean Slate Milwaukee

    Folks get a second chance to succeed with help from Clean Slate Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Getting a job or even an apartment for someone with a felony record can be difficult. An area organization is helping them get a clean slate. “They just need that opportunity for a second chance that’s all people are looking for,” said President and CEO of Clean Slate Milwaukee,  Shanyeill McCloud. Shanyeill McCloud, Executive Director of Clean Slate Milwaukee, helped facilitate the Community Re-entry and Expungement Summit. “We advocate for people who I acknowledge I’ve made a mistake, they would […]

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    Stay aware, alert and safe: UW-Milwaukee urges students to attend Campus Safety Week

    MILWAUKEE — Stay aware, alert and safe — that’s the message the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is giving students after campus police responded to another robbery. This one happened early Wednesday morning, September 21st near Oakland and Newport. What happened Wednesday is a reminder to all to not get comfortable and be safety minded at all times. That’s why UW-Milwaukee wants folks to participate in special events next week. “We actually bring in outside partners to educate campus community,” said […]

  • Lawrence Gaines

    Carthage College football player accused of second-degree sexual assault

    KENOSHA COUNTY — 19-year-old Lawrence Gaines of Kenosha faces one count of second-degree sexual assault for an incident that allegedly happened on Sunday, September 11th. According to the criminal complaint, an officer with the Kenosha Police Department was sent to Carthage College around 3:15 a.m. on that Sunday to investigate a sexual assault. The alleged victim told police “he and another football player, identified as Lawrence Gaines…went to a party together.” The victim indicated since the defendant was his friend, he […]

  • 76th and Florist

    “Embarrassed and upset at herself:” Off-duty MPD officer accused of driving drunk; striking squad car

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer is on the wrong side of the law — accused of driving drunk and striking a squad car. It happened Saturday afternoon, September 17th, just before 4:30 p.m. near 76th and Florist. The off-duty officer was arrested, and an officer in the squad car that was struck was injured. Those who know the off-duty officer said they can’t believe what happened. “I was very, very shocked, because that is not who she is,” Katie […]

  • Xzavier Davis-Bilbo

    “This could completely change everything:” Boy hit by distracted driver, paralyzed needs help

    MILWAUKEE — An accident left him paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair, but Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is very active when it comes to warning others about the dangers of texting and driving. But getting to appearances and even around town has become difficult for the child — and he needs your help. Davis-Bilbo is often seen promoting public awareness with the “It Can Wait” campaign. He was severely injured when he was struck by a distracted driver. “A young lady blew a […]

  • The Epidemic and the Game

    “The Epidemic and the Game” tackles fast-growing human trafficking issues in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin remains a major hub of human trafficking. To keep the epidemic in the spotlight while creating resources for survivors, a local organization holds a special event every year to gain the knowledge needed. No longer hidden underground in society, the issue of human trafficking is proving to be very prevalent. “Human trafficking is fast to becoming almost the number one criminal enterprise in the nation,” said Debbie Lassiter. Lassiter is the Executive Director of the Convergence Resource […]

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    Caught in the act: 2 Florida men arrested, accused of using card skimmers in Waukesha County

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Caught in the act! Two men accused of trying to scam countless people out of money and personal information are arrested after trying to allegedly retrieve a skimming device they planted. The manager at Jilly’s Car Wash, says after getting a warning that skimming devices were being used at nearby gas stations, he then checked his own pumps. Then, he set a trap. Richard Rivera Garcia doesn’t speak English, but now understands the consequences of what he’s accused […]

  • Pokemon Go public hearing

    “Chaos day in and day out:” Residents voice concerns over Pokemon Go in Milwaukee Co. parks

    MILWAUKEE — It’s an international craze that’s taken over parks here in the Milwaukee area. Pokemon Go has been such a hot game and hot topic when it comes to the throngs of people gathering in certain areas to play it. On Tuesday morning, September 13th the community weighed in as the county tries to regulate some of the issues near Lake Park — which is the most active site in the Midwest. Heads down, phone swiping and seemingly wandering… […]

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    Public hearing to be held regarding Pokemon Go in parks; parking fees on lakefront

    MILWAUKEE — A public hearing will be held Tuesday morning, September 13th regarding Pokemon Go in Milwaukee County Parks and proposed parking meters on the lakefront. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. in room 201B at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. The County Board has asked that the Abele Administration present informational reports on their proposals to regulate Pokemon Go sites in Milwaukee County Parks and to create new fees for parking along the lakefront at this meeting At this meeting, […]

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    “Increase access to voters:” Milwaukee to offer expanded hours, more sites for in-person absentee voting

    MILWAUKEE — By doing something never done before, Milwaukee has taken a major step to help you make sure your vote counts. No matter which candidate you choose, your selection will make a difference. “It is very important to vote,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. On Monday morning, September 12th Mayor Tom Barrett and Neil Albrecht, the Election Commission Executive Director, were pleased to announce added opportunities for voters. “Heading into the November elections, we now have the flexibility and ability […]