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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
  • Fatal hit-and-run near 44th and Oklahoma

    “Just devastating:” Tip from citizen leads to arrest after fatal hit-and-run near 44th & Oklahoma

    MILWAUKEE — A tip may be key when it comes to justice for a man killed in a hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s south side. It happened Saturday, February 18th near 44th and Oklahoma. Police said a 60-year-old Milwaukee man, identified as Dennis Gitter, was killed in the crash around 4:00 p.m. He was walking southbound when he was struck by a vehicle headed eastbound on W. Forest Home Avenue. The striking vehicle fled the scene after the crash, police said. […]

  • Chris Kegel funeral service

    “His legacy will live on:” Emotional funeral service held for Milwaukee’s beloved Chris Kegel

    MILWAUKEE — A community grieves saying its final goodbye to Milwaukee icon and cycling legend, Chris Kegel. While singing Ave Maria, mourners sobbed over the loss of Chris Kegel. Gathered at St. Matthias Catholic Parish on Saturday, February 18th, they not only shared embraces but fond memories. “To know him as a little kid and see how he’s progressed; his love for bikes and people. It’s amazing that he made such a mark,” said Josephine Winter, aunt. After nearly 40 […]

  • 45-year-old Milwaukee man struck by vehicle, killed near 35th & Wisconsin

    “Scary, real scary:” Milwaukee man struck by vehicle, killed after stealing from Walgreens store

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is killed and becomes the victim of a fatal crime just moments after police say he committed a crime of his own. The man was killed early Friday morning, February 17th near 35th and Wisconsin.  It’s bizarre and an unfortunate turn of events. It happened shortly before 3 a.m. near 35th and Wisconsin. Police say the victim, identified as 55-year-old Renaldo Wilson of Milwaukee, had just stolen six small plastic recycling bins from the rear […]

  • CJ Edwards, Trajan Edwards

    “Everyone who knew him loved him:” Second victim dies as result of shooting incident in West Allis

    WEST ALLIS — Taken too soon. At just 17 years old, a West Allis Central High School student succumbed to bullet wounds after he was shot along with his brother on Sunday morning, February 12th in West Allis during an attempted robbery. Having two boys who were known for being kind and jovial murdered has shaken many people. Loved ones are trying to cope as best they can and said they’re leaning on family and the community. “Everybody is coming together and being […]

  • 14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

    “Put away the guns:” Young man shot, killed in West Allis, allegedly by 14-year-old; man’s brother hurt

    WEST ALLIS — FOX6 News has learned more about the 19-year-old man who was shot and killed in West Allis Sunday, February 12th. Croshian Xaviere-Romaine Edwards — “CJ” Edwards Jr. and his 17-year-old brother Trajan Edwards were shot around 10:00 a.m. at a home near 89th and Becher — CJ Edwards fatally. The 14-year-old suspect was arrested around 2:00 p.m. at his home near 84th and Beloit after a standoff. Police said Monday the victims were shot during an attempted robbery by […]

  • Germantown Fire Department

    Germantown Fire Department ambulances upgraded, vs. replaced: “We have pride in our rigs”

    GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Fire Department’s bright red ambulances are going green — not in color, but environmentally. This, as GFD saves money, while recycling at the same time. “We take care of our rigs, and have pride in our rigs,” Captain Robert Asmondy, Germantown Fire Department. Officials at the Germantown Fire Department are proud of their ambulances and how they were obtained. “Not only did I save the community over $300,000 — also giving our patients a better ride and better […]

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    “Total loss:” Fire rips through apartment building in Kewaskum; Red Cross assisting 15

    KEWASKUM — Fire tore through a Kewaskum apartment building Friday night, February 10th leaving several families devastated — not all dwellers were able to make it out safely. A snippet of the scene was able to be captured on video before Linda Beugge and her grandchildren had to evacuate. “It was bad. It kept burning and burning especially through the roof and we just watched it spread,” said Beugge, neighbor. The apartment building next door to Beugge’s home in the area […]

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    “I can’t remember anything:” Woman arrested following police pursuit that reached speeds of 125 mph

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — A wild high-speed chase ends with a woman fleeing from authorities into the woods. A 52-year-old woman from Pennsylvania was arrested Thursday night, February 9th after leading authorities on the 24-mile pursuit. It began on I-94 in Waukesha County and ended in Jefferson County. Despite claiming she was on drugs, state troopers attribute the woman’s erratic behavior to mental illness. Thankfully, they were able to put a stop to her dangerous escapade — and it was all caught […]

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    “Basketball over bullets:” Resurrected Midnight League gets young men off the streets, onto the court

    MILWAUKEE — A popular sports league is returning to Milwaukee, but this program is about more than just three-pointers. Its main goal is to deter crime and help young men. When it comes to having a sense of community, we all need to be on the same team. In an effort to engage young men, Milwaukee Public Schools officials, along with the City of Milwaukee leaders, officials with the Milwaukee Police Department, the Fire and Police Commission, the Milwaukee Bucks […]

  • Unity Gospel House of Prayer

    Milwaukee church launches ‘no empty seat’ campaign: “Our job is to reach the lost and unsaved”

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly six months since the unrest in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood on the heels of the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith by a former Milwaukee police officer, faith leaders continue to work to rebuild and unify the community. At Unity Gospel House of Prayer, there’s a new effort to get people into the pews at church, and off the street. It was a full house Sunday, February 5th at Unity Gospel House of Prayer. “I`m grateful everybody came […]

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    Bizarre trend: Children’s Hospital sees spike in patients before, after Packers games

    WAUWATOSA — Wisconsinites are known for their love of football, the Green Bay Packers in particular — but is the excitement coming at the cost of children’s safety? The cheers, the friends, food and football all make for an enjoyable game day experience. For some parents, it seems their attention may be focused too much on the field and not on their young family. “When patients are coming after the game that implies maybe they were ignoring or not paying attention […]

  • Sean Flowers

    “I’m ashamed of myself:” Father who drowned his infant son sentenced to 38 years in prison

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee father who drowned his newborn baby will spend decades behind bards. A judge sentenced 25-year-old Sean Flowers on Friday morning, February 3rd to 38 years in prison plus another 12 years of extended supervision. Three-month-old Sean Flowers III drowned in a pond on N. 75th Street on Milwaukee’s far northwest side on July 30, 2016. It was an emotional morning in court. At one point, the mother of the three-month-old infant even played audio of her other daughter […]