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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
  • “We just help each other clean up:” Neighbors help neighbors when the snow adds up

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Digging out proved to be a continual process Monday, Jan. 15 as a winter storm moved through SE Wisconsin. Racine County was one of the counties included in a winter weather advisory in effect until Tuesday morning — and it was a bit of a challenge to keep roadways, driveways and sidewalks clear of slick spots, but Department of Public Works crews and residents in the Mount Pleasant area said because of the way the flakes were […]

  • “People are hungry,” and the Salvation Army needs help filing bare shelves at food pantry in Greenfield

    GREENFIELD — The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign ended after the holiday season — but donations are still needed! The food pantry shelves were bare Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Salvation Army Worship and Community Center in Greenfield. “We don’t shut our doors after the holidays. In fact, in some places, the need is even greater after the first of the year,” Major Tom Meyer with the Salvation Army said. Major Meyer said the Salvation Army Worship and Community Center in […]

  • “Just want to lend a hand:” 60 We Energies employees head to Puerto Rico

    MILWAUKEE — Helping shed light on a devastated island. It’s been four months since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico and on Saturday, January 13th, the catastrophic effects are still being felt by many. Local We Energies crews are ready to give them a boost that’s needed. Once revered as paradise — a beautiful island to live and visit — Puerto Rico was a picturesque destination. But now, Hurricane Maria’s wrath left a path of destruction and despair. “It’s emotional […]

  • Dwayne Chaney sentenced to life in prison, no chance for parole in Prescott killing

    MILWAUKEE — Dwayne Chaney, the man convicted of fatally shooting Michael Prescott and then walking out on his own trial, was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole on Friday, January 12th. Judge Carolina Stark sentenced Chaney on charges of first degree intentional homicide  for the murder of Prescott along with felony bail jumping regarding the trial he skipped out on. Despite Prescott’s mother giving an emotional statement on her son’s loving character and the family’s pain […]

  • “We thank God he was found safe:” Milwaukee boy located after missing for 5 days

    MILWAUKEE — A massive search for a Milwaukee boy reported missing ended Monday, January 8th. Police said Napoleon Her was located around 2:00 p.m. at a home on Bender Ave. just east of 91st St. There were embraces and tears from Her’s mother — as she was finally able to clutch her son after he was gone for 5 days. Loved ones filled a home, thankful the boy who was reported missing was home safe. “We thank God he was […]

  • “Makes me sad:” Mom of twins donates items to help infant twins with mother in coma after hit-and-run

    MILWAUKEE — The mother of infant twins has been in the hospital since December 6th, when prosecutors say a man fleeing the scene after a fender bender struck three other vehicles – one of them containing 22-year-old Katanna Williams. The community has stepped up in a big way for Williams and her babies, who are being cared for by their grandmother. After the holidays, she wanted to thank everyone that has donated clothing and toys as Williams fights for her […]

  • “I apologize:” Woman admits to lying about not getting Red Cross assistance after house fire

    MILWAUKEE — There have been plenty of questions and controversy this week swirling around a family that claimed the American Red Cross did nothing to help them after a house fire back in December. FOX6 spoke exclusively with the woman behind the lies who explains why the situation spiraled out of control. “This is something serious I never knew it was going to get this far,” Latressa Turner said. Recognizing the ramifications… “I just had to realize to myself it’s […]

  • Documents show Red Cross gave family hundreds of dollars despite claims they were denied assistance

    MILWAUKEE — The American Red Cross released documents Friday night, January 5th, providing details many were asking for, after being accused of not providing financial assistance to a fire victim. The documents appear to back up their claims. “Show the voucher and this will be over with,” said Tory Lowe, community activist. “Just produce it if you got it.” Community activist, Tory Lowe, requested paperwork from the Red Cross on behalf of Latressa Turner — the woman who has a disability […]

  • “Laid on the floor:” Kids forced to duck for cover after shots fired into home; woman seriously hurt

    MILWAUKEE — There was gun violence in Milwaukee on the first day of the new year. A 22-year-old woman was struck after shots were fired near 37th and State Street on Monday night, January 1st. Neighbors said they heard seven to eight shots fired around 10:35 p.m. FOX6 News spoke with three young children who took cover as the sound of bullets pierced through the normally relatively quiet neighborhood.   “I just laid there and I was pretty scared,” a […]

  • “It takes a toll:” Family hopes new year brings new leads after young mother disappeared 3 years ago

    MILWAUKEE — On New Year’s Eve, the family of Stephanie Myles said they have one wish for 2018 — justice for the young mother found dead after she disappeared 3 years ago. “We just want to get some justice,” Siobhan Coats, Myles’ sister said. It’s been a long and painful 3 years for Myles’ family. “It takes a toll on your body, your mind,” Coats said. 18-year-old Myles disappeared in December of 2014. She was last seen walking to a […]

  • Folks in need blanketed with warmth at Repairers of the Breach

    MILWAUKEE — Whipping winds and frosty temperatures are making for dangerously cold conditions outside, and folks in need of warmth are being blanketed with gear and you can help give them a reprieve. Winter basics that seem like a luxury for some. “Coats, hats, scarfs, gloves, thermal gear, thermal socks, mittens,” Ralpheal Gordon with Repairers of the Breach listed off. “It’s very cold,” Laticea King said. Folks flocked to Repairers of the Breach Saturday morning, December 30th. “They feed you, […]

  • Several vehicles involved in 2 separate wrecks on I-41

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — The Germantown Fire Department (GFD) on Friday morning, December 29th responded to two separate wrecks on southbound I-41. One of the crashes happened near County Line Road — the other near Lannon Road. According to police, around 9 a.m. the Germantown Police Department responded to a crash on I-41 southbound north of County Line Road in the Village of Germantown involving a Menomonee Falls Police squad. According to police, the Menomonee Falls officer had set up traffic control […]