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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.

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    “There was something unusual going on:” Milwaukee bound flight makes emergency landing in Denver

    DENVER (WITI) — Some concerning moments for passengers on board a flight headed to Milwaukee when their plane had to make an emergency landing in Denver on Friday night, April 24th. Officials say the Southwest Airlines flight #100 was traveling from Las Vegas to Milwaukee and was diverted to Denver after reporting “pressurization issues.” Marilyn Biddle and other passengers on board were taken on quite the ride during their trip. “He brought the plane down at a quick rate from […]

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    Man charged in death of boy: Child suffered brain injuries, facial bruising

    SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — A Sheboygan County man says he was just playing with his fiancee’s son, but that four-year-old boy died while in his care. Now, what was first described as an accidental death involving horseplay, is being investigated as a homicide. The man who was supposed to be watching the little boy is now in custody. He claims they were just playing when something hit the boy’s head. Medical experts say it was something far worse. Through a court […]

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    “We are still here:” As anniversary of Dontre Hamilton’s death approaches, family announces next steps

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton by former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney is fast approaching, and while Hamilton’s family is still deeply saddened over their loss, they say they’re grateful for the support from the community and the justice they have received thus far. Hamilton’s family held a press conference Tuesday, April 21st, where they announced details on an event planned for April 30th, and the next steps in their fight for […]

  • Henry Nelson

    “Just turn yourself in:” Driver sought after man struck, killed by hit-and-run vehicle on north side

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) –Police say 57-year-old Henry Nelson from Milwaukee was struck and killed as he crossed the street late Saturday, April 18th. The incident happened at 27th and Burleigh around 10 p.m. Those who knew Nelson are asking the driver responsible to turn themselves in to police. Investigators say Nelson was approximately 50 feet east of the crosswalk when he was struck by a westbound vehicle on Burleigh. The vehicle drove away from the scene of the crash. Nelson died […]

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    “I look forward to this moment:” Folks at Milwaukee Yacht Club busy getting boats ready to launch

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We saw temperatures in the 70s on Friday, April 17th, and that made for some excited boaters! After a long winter, at the Milwaukee Yacht Club this weekend, boaters were gearing up to hit the water. Folks were up early Sunday morning, April 19th working hard at the Milwaukee Yacht Club. “I look forward to this moment. It`s just wonderful to be out and to just enjoy the water,” Tom Neubauer It was a great weekend to get some […]

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    Packers Tailgate tour makes a pit stop at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers season may be over but the tailgating is still in full swing. Team members and alumni are giving back to the community and hit the road for the 10th Anniversary Packers Tailgate Tour as they made a stop at the Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Camera flashes flicker, but the smiles truly light up the room. About 50 kids at the Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee got an unexpected surprise Saturday morning, April 18th, as […]

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    Funeral homes deal with aftermath of violence: “My heart actually aches for the families”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Death is a grim reality many of us will face at one time or another. But when it comes unexpected and is the result of violence, it’s tragic. It’s hardships like those which Milwaukee funeral homes are facing more regularly than normal. “My heart actually aches for the families because I understand what you’re going through,” said Angie Moore, funeral director for New Pitts Mortuary. Sadly another Milwaukee family is dealing with tragedy as a tribute of balloons […]

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    “He took a life:” Neighbors of motorcyclist killed in crash saddened to learn car’s driver may have been high

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He was killed while doing something that he loved. A 72-year-old Brown Deer man was riding his motorcycle late Saturday night, April 11th when he collided with a car. It happened near 76th and Thurston in Milwaukee. Police say the driver of the vehicle was high, and he shouldn’t have even been on the road in the first place because he didn’t have a valid driver’s license. Nancy and Ron Borth say things won’t be the same in […]

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    “Dave was a great guy:” 43-year-old man dies in Germantown house fire

    GERMANTOWN (WITI) — A father of three is dead after an apartment fire in Germantown. The home on Legend Avenue was engulfed in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 11th. Officials released the name of the victim on Monday, April 13th — he is 43-year-old David Umhoefer. The shell of a home was full of smoke noticed by the keen senses of young Duke. “I’m just thankful for my puppy being instinctive,” said Adam Vanroo, victim’s friend and neighbor. […]

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    “Keep Milwaukee beautiful:” Volunteers clean up parks as part of Milwaukee Day celebration

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Leading by example. Volunteers are hoping to transform Milwaukee, and they’re doing it one park at at time. These volunteers are hopeful their work will inspire others, and it was work done in celebration of our city. On a beautiful, sunny spring morning, volunteers at Washington Park said they want to see the land look just as picturesque. “Just out here trying to clean up the neighborhood,” Milwaukee County Supervisor Martin Weddle said. Weddle traded his suit and tie […]

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    Two suspects sought after car thief rams into police squad outside Pizza Shuttle

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee police officer opens fire after a suspect drives straight toward a squad car, ramming it and pinning the officer’s partner. The incident began around 1:34 a.m. Friday, April 10th under the Pizza Shuttle restaurant at 1827 N. Farwell. It was back to making hot pizzas Friday afternoon. “We had stopped taking orders and 2 a.m. and we close at 3 a.m. We had to call about 15 people who were delivering pizzas and tell them we […]

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    “He tried to kill me:” Man says his own nephew shot him, police say he shot another man the same day

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police responded to five separate shooting incidents in a two-hour period on Saturday, April 4th, and now, FOX6 News has learned the same suspect is accused in two of those incidents. Police were busy this past weekend, responding to a total of seven shootings Saturday and Sunday. FOX6 News has learned a shooting that occurred near 27th and Capitol, involving a 30-year-old Milwaukee man who was shot while in a vehicle pulling out of a gas station […]


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