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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
  • Jay Ro

    Family and friends say goodbye to Jay Ro, father of four shot inside home on 30th & Cherry

    MILWAUKEE — This Independence Day was not a joyous one for members of one Milwaukee neighborhood as they pay their respect to a homicide victim. The beloved father of four was murdered by armed robbers in his home on 30th and Cherry June 25th. As pallbearers and loved ones of Jay Ro surround his casket, community members and his religious family surround them with thoughts and prayers. “There is a bond with all the members here,” said Tom Heinen, St. […]

  • Playground fire (Buffum and Center)

    “It’s sad:” Popular playground on city’s north side burns to the ground; will it be rebuilt?

    MILWAUKEE — There were massive flames and thick, black smoke as a playground on Milwaukee’s north side burned to the ground on Sunday, June 28th. It was a popular spot for kids — especially in the summer. So what’s next for the playground near Buffum and Center? Will it be rebuilt? The playground was a place where kids could come to have fun. It helped to keep them out of trouble. Those are things adults who live in the neighborhood hope […]

  • Jay Ro

    “All of us are deeply affected:” Church family prays for Jay Ro, killed in his own home near 30th & Cherry

    MILWAUKEE — A father of four was murdered in his own home near 30th and Cherry in Milwaukee last Thursday morning, June 25th — and on Sunday, his church family prayed for him and his family — Burmese refugees who came to Milwaukee for a better life. 48-year-old Jay Ro was killed in his home early Thursday morning, shortly before 6:30 a.m. Two suspected armed robbers were able to get into the home after Ro’s 11-year-old son says he was […]

  • Bucks

    Community members, local leaders torn over support for new Bucks arena

    MILWAUKEE – Backing the Bucks? Community members and local leaders seem torn over if supporting the new Bucks arena deal is really beneficial to the community. Community members, state and local leaders gathered at St. Matthew CME Church with one goal in mind, having a candid discussion about the impact the current arena funding plan will have. “That means opportunity for our citizens and opportunity for businesses to grow capacity,” said Milwaukee Alderman Willie Wade. As the funding breaks down […]

  • Homicide investigation near 82nd and Appleton

    Police investigate homicide: One dead, one seriously injured after shooting near 82nd & Appleton

    MILWAUKEE — A man is dead and another is seriously injured after a double shooting Friday morning, June 26th near 82nd and Appleton Avenue. Right now, police are trying to piece together the moments leading up to the gunfire. FOX6 News spoke with a woman who says the victim, now identified as 27-year-old Norman Davis, may have given her some key information into who pulled the trigger. And it was thanks to her quick action that help got there when […]

  • Najee Harmon

    Victim of armed robbery allegedly committed by Najee Harmon relieved he’s been captured: “I will sleep better”

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The man whom police say shot and seriously injured a Wauwatosa detective investigating a burglary near 60th and Good Hope Road on Friday morning, June 19th appeared in court in Milwaukee County on Tuesday, June 23rd on unrelated charges. On Monday, charges were filed against Harmon in connection with a June 16th armed robbery. The officer-involved shooting on Friday morning triggered a massive manhunt for Harmon. In their search for Harmon, police on Friday were led to […]

  • Najee Harmon

    Najee Harmon, man accused of shooting Wauwatosa detective charged in June 16 armed robbery

    MILWAUKEE — 20-year-old Najee Harmon, who prompted a massive manhunt in Milwaukee on Friday, June 19th and into Saturday after a Wauwatosa detective was shot and seriously injured Friday morning is one of two people now criminally charged — accused in an armed robbery that occurred back on June 16th. This, as questions are being raised about Harmon — a two-time convicted felon. Should he have been free, able to walk the street at the time of Friday’s officer-involved shooting — […]

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    Worshippers in Milwaukee pray for victims in Charleston: “They died doing what God called them to do”

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina/MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — “The doors of the church are open. No evildoer, no demon in hell or on Earth can close the doors of God’s church,” Rev. Norvel Goff said inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. On Sunday, June 21st, for the first time since nine people were shot and killed inside the church last Wednesday night, June 17th, worshippers gathered at the church to pray. Hundreds of miles away, inside the St. […]

  • pray for peace

    Church groups gather in Washington Park to cry out for peace: “The gun violence needs to cease”

    MILWAUKEE — Crying out for peace. On Saturday morning, June 20th church groups rallied members of the community — coming together in an effort to put a stop to the violence in Milwaukee. “Trying to garner as many young people as we can,” said Albert Brown with the Greater Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Uplifting songs playing inside Washington Park in Milwaukee were meant to draw people out of their homes and encourage kids to participate in the day’s events. “Charity […]

  • Najee Harmon

    Search on for Najee Harmon, wanted for shooting Wauwatosa detective

    MILWAUKEE — A Wauwatosa police detective was shot on Milwaukee’s northwest side Friday morning, June 19th during a burglary investigation. Police arenow closing in on the armed suspect, 20-year-old Najee Harmon. According to Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, two plain-clothed Wauwatosa police detectives and one uniformed Wauwatosa police officer confronted Harmon shortly after 9 a.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex near 60th and Good Hope Road. At that time, Harmon opened fire — striking one of the officers. Chief […]

  • Thurgood Marshall Apartments

    “Let’s embrace them:” City, county officials unite in attempt to eradicate homelessness in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of people brave the elements — and don’t have a place to sleep at night. Now, there’s new hope for the homeless in Milwaukee. On Tuesday, June 9th, City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County leaders unveiled a new plan to end chronic homelessness. Chronic homelessness involves a period of homelessness that lasts for one year or longer — or at least four episodes of homelessness over three years. The officials’ solution is a simple one — it starts […]

  • Luis Dorantes, Luis Torres

    Father and son criminally charged after chaos following concert at Home Run Heaven

    RACINE COUNTY — A Milwaukee man and his son have been criminally charged after chaos erupted outside a concert in Racine County on Sunday night, June 7th. It ended with five people arrested, a few people tased, and 17 squads from different agencies responding to the scene. 35-year-old Luis Dorantes of Milwaukee faces two counts of misdemeanor battery, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting an officer. 17-year-old Luis Torres of Milwaukee faces one count of disorderly conduct and one count […]


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