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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
  • “Reaching out to families in need:” Local organizations teach how to live without lead

    MILWAUKEE — For many Milwaukee residents the presence of lead in homes is staggering, so local organizations came together Saturday, November 18th to provide knowledge and resources to stay healthy. “Combat the lead in their lives,” Community Engagement Coordinator of the COA Goldin Center, Nicole Franklin said. Soaking up knowledge so they don’t take in harmful particles. On Saturday, folks filled classrooms learning how to live without lead in their lives. “We are working to educate residents on lead within […]

  • “How could you not see him?” Family of veteran killed on I-43 urges drivers to be more mindful

    MILWAUKEE — Army veteran Angelo Quin lost his life on I-43 after being struck by an oncoming vehicle after his car ran out of gas on Saturday, November 11th — Veterans Day. Family members are torn apart by his sudden and horrific death. The 27-year-old man was blindsided on the side of the roadway. Now, his loved ones are hoping everyone watches out a little more so this doesn’t happen again. “Be cautious. We want more safety,” said Jasmine Holmes, Quin’s […]

  • “Hijacked addresses:” Beware of recent online scam that involves fake ads, real victims

    MILWAUKEE — Fake ads and real victims. A recent online scam is targeting more than buyers and sellers. “These types of scams are becoming more and more prevalent,” said Mequon Alderman Mark Gierl. Gierl was alerted by a man — and immediately warned others. “As soon as I possibly could put together an email to about 6,000 email addresses here in Mequon — blasted it out to let them know this scam actually involved a Mequon address in my district,” […]

  • “It’s a real privilege:” Brookfield veteran receives governor’s commendation during special church service

    BROOKFIELD — On Sunday November 12th, the day after Veterans Day, during a church service dedicated to veterans, there was a special honor for one man who served. The service Sunday at Lifeline Church paid tribute to and honored those who have served. “They are honorable men and women who have served with bravery, courage and compassion. Their deeds should never be forgotten and should always be valued,” Lead Pastor Rory Grooters said. Grooters said there’s no greater illustration of […]

  • Milwaukee War Memorial celebrates our heroes during Veterans Day celebration

    MILWAUKEE — Celebrations, ceremonies and acts of remembrance. Veterans Day is being observed in many ways around the country November 11th. Community members, along with past and present military members, came together in harmony for a special event to honor those who served at the Milwaukee County War Memorial. “We’re happy it makes us happy,” Colonel Margaret Frittitta said. “I am very happy that they can celebrate here,” Jaclyn Brockman, whose husband is a veteran, said. Saturday morning, the Milwaukee […]

  • Can you help? Suspects sought after burglary at Ron’s Gun Shop in Germantown

    GERMANTOWN — A smash-and-grab at a Germantown gun shop went awry for three suspects. It turned out, the owner of Ron’s Gun Shop had such good security measures, the suspects had no choice but to leave empty-handed. While the suspects failed in their attempt to steal guns, they left behind some pretty clear pictures. Germantown police say the attempted burglary happened early Sunday morning, October 29th. “We are hoping somebody will see that individual and identify him for us,” said […]

  • “Shocking to hear:” Family fears man found stabbed to death under bridge could be their loved one

    MILWAUKEE — An investigation is underway after a body was found Sunday morning, November 5th underneath an interstate bridge behind a row of homes near 5th and Becher. Milwaukee police spent the morning scouring the area for evidence. In an update Sunday evening, they said 55-year-old Victor Rogers was found stabbed to death under the bridge. They said a 54-year-old man was taken into custody. Hours before that, witnesses and a family seeking information on a loved one spoke out […]

  • “Totally affects everybody:” People come together for Pushing for Life: Hands Only CPR Training

    WEST BEND — It’s a skill everyone needs to know — and quick action during cardiac arrest can dramatically increase the chances of saving a life. “It’s all about compressions, push deep and fast in the center of the chest,” David Myers from the First Aid Plus, American Heart Association said. The West Bend School District, First Aid Plus and the American Heart Association offered free hands only CPR training to the community. “We are so happy to see the […]

  • Floragenia Chaney bound over for trial, accused of helping son escape before his trial

    MILWAUKEE — She helped hide him in the past and now she’s accused of helping him escape his murder trial. The mother of convicted murderer, Dwayne Chaney, was back in court on Friday, November 3rd for a preliminary hearing. Floragenia Chaney is charged with a single count of felony bail jumping. On Friday, a detective for the Milwaukee Police Department testified during that preliminary hearing. Detectives say during a break in court last month, she was driving the car that picked […]

  • Helping the helpers: Steps taken to protect firefighters against cancer; chiefs say it’s the “least we can do”

    MILWAUKEE — As firefighters douse flames, they battle something just as deadly as the fire. Their careers can ignite a new set of problems with their own health. So who helps the helpers? “Some fires get up to 1,800 degrees at the ceiling,” said Gary Weiss, fire chief in the Village of Germantown. Weiss recently showed a video to his crew — paying tribute to and raising awareness of a prevalent issue. “Firefighters are at a 2.2 percent greater chance […]

  • “Knife against her neck:” Body cameras capture arrest of man accused of taking daughter across state lines

    INDIANA — It was a dramatic arrest and rescue as police cornered a Milwaukee man who abducted his two-year-old daughter and took her across state lines. Screams, cries and pleas for help can be heard in the body camera video from a police officer in Indiana. The mother of the little girl, who is also Kenneth Brown’s ex, said she was terrified for her baby girl while he was on the run. “Get out of the car. We don’t want […]

  • Fondy Farmers Market serves customers living in ‘food desert:’ “People love that we are here”

    MILWAUKEE — A market in the heart of Milwaukee’s urban north side is providing a healthy alternative for people in need. From succulent fruits, to crisp veggies and natural items, the Fondy Farmers Market is providing a nutritious option for the community. “Honey homemade from his honey bees. Fresh salsa made from the products that he grows on his farm,” Samuel Thurman at the Fondy Farmers Market said. “Our goal is to help the community sustain food where, a lot of […]