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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
  • Santa Claus at Regency Mall

    Santa Claus at Regency Mall able to communicate with the hearing-impaired: “I can sign to them”

    RACINE — Santa Claus at Regency Mall knows American Sign Language, and has surprised hearing-impaired children with his ability to communicate with him. He works to make sure children of all ages and abilities have a wonderful Christmas. Piled up on his lap, kids this holiday season are sharing their wishes with Santa Claus at Regency Mall — and Old Saint Nick is more than happy to field requests. “I want every child to have a very special experience sitting […]

  • Recycle the Black Dollar

    Bridging the gap: Recycle the Black Dollar Expo helps boost sales for minority business owners

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a holiday challenge you are encouraged to take: help boost sales for minority business owners. Stylish and unique, jewelry, clothes, scents and everything in between, all set up outside of the Chic Cafe. “You can get anything customized so you can get that person who loves something unique made just for them also made right in their community,” said Tomira White, Distinctive Designs by Tomira. Vendors showcased their products at the Recycle the Black Dollar Expo on […]

  • Samira Coleman-Wilks

    Samira Coleman-Wilks pleads not guilty to charges in fatal crash; lower bond denied

    MILWAUKEE — 18-year-old Samira Coleman-Wilks of Milwaukee pleaded not guilty on Friday afternoon, December 2nd to charges related to a fatal crash that happened near 27th and Capitol Drive on Saturday, November 19th. Coleman-Wilks faces the following charges: Second-degree reckless homicide Second-degree reckless injury Knowingly operate motor vehicle without a valid license – cause death Knowingly operate motor vehicle without a valid license – cause great bodily harm Walking into a Milwaukee County courtroom Friday, Coleman-Wilks appeared to have made some strides in her […]

  • Toys For Tots

    “Do something good for the children:” Marines collect donations for Toys for Tots program

    MILWAUKEE — First it was Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. While holiday shopping is in full swing, on Tuesday, November 29th — “Giving Tuesday” — shoppers were encouraged to give back. With big sales and the hottest items on store shelves, ’tis the season for holiday shopping. But on Giving Tuesday thoughts shifted to kids in need. “We give children the opportunity to have a Christmas that otherwise wouldn’t,” said Staff Sergeant Jerome Vereen with the U.S. […]

  • Samira Coleman-Wilks

    Charged: 18-year-old driver accused in fatal crash “never had a valid driver’s license”

    MILWAUKEE — 18-year-old Samira Coleman-Wilks of Milwaukee now faces multiple criminal charges in connection with a fatal crash that happened near 27th and Capitol Drive on Saturday, November 19th. Coleman-Wilks faces the following charges: Second-degree reckless homicide Second-degree reckless injury Knowingly operate motor vehicle without a valid license – cause death Knowingly operate motor vehicle without a valid license – cause great bodily harm According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee police officers were on patrol along N. 27th Street around 9:45 […]

  • Keith Crowell

    “It can be devastating:” Barber visit leaves man with life-altering condition; insurance won’t cover treatment

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is living with a life-altering condition that’s become debilitating, and without the financial means to get a procedure he desperately needs. Keith Crowell said he feels a sense of belonging at Hampton Avenue Church of Christ. “My church family here, we love each other,” Crowell said. “Without them, I would have been more depressed. I would have been isolated more. My church family gives me that spiritual uplifting I so much needed.” Crowell developed “keloids” on his […]

  • Urban Garage Sale

    “It’s all one-of-a-kind:” Urban Garage Sale offers a unique shopping experience at the Domes

    MILWAUKEE — Shopping small isn’t just good for your wallet — Small Business Saturday is benefiting an entire community. The smell of fresh coffee permeated the air as upbeat sounds spun from a Milwaukee DJ echoing in the Mitchell Park Domes. “It’s a really fun place to be,” said Erika Johnson, shopper. A day of food and fun infused with shopping. “To create an atmosphere where you see your friends and family here and kind of more of an event […]

  • Shawn Oliver

    “I want justice:” Family members grieve death of loved one after crash at 27th & Capitol

    MILWAUKEE — We are learning more about the victims of a fatal crash that happened near 27th and Capitol in Milwaukee late on Saturday, November 19th. 19-year-old Shawn Oliver died at the scene of the wreck. He was a passenger in the car that crashed, along with his cousin, who is being treated for serious injuries at Froedtert Hospital. Loved ones are hoping for a full recovery. At the same time, they’re trying to be strong during their time of […]

  • Photos of Jay Anderson vehicle

    “It made me sad all over again:” Vehicle that Jay Anderson was killed in, returned to family

    WAUWATOSA — A grizzly piece of evidence has been returned to the family whose loved one died in an officer-involved shooting in Wauwatosa in June. The family of Jay Anderson has had the vehicle where he died returned to them. The images of the inside of the vehicle are chilling — and FOX6 News is not showing many of the photos. The photos show blood-stained shoes, shattered glass and bullet holes in the headrest. Jay Anderson was shot and killed by a Wauwatosa […]

  • Fatal crash at 27th and Capitol

    “She doesn’t remember what happened:” 1 dead after vehicle fled traffic stop, crashed near 27th & Capitol

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say one person was killed in a crash that happened Saturday night, November 19th near 27th and Capitol Drive. It happened around 9:45 p.m. as police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense. The vehicle fled, and police did not pursue it, per MPD policy. Police say the vehicle, an older model Chevy, continued northbound on N. 27th Street at “a very high rate of speed.” As the vehicle neared Capitol Drive, it struck […]

  • Leaf collection

    One last sweep: DPW pushes back deadline on leaf collection in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — There’s time for one last sweep. If you’ve been stalling about raking your leaves there’s some good news. The deadline for the clean-up has been extended until Sunday, November 20. The picturesque colors of autumn are quickly coming to an end. Trees now bare their branches as the last of the leaves fall. Since weather was unseasonably warm, foliage clung to trees longer than expected so the City of Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works has extended its collection […]

  • Shooting near 27th and Ruby

    “The youth are now fearless:” Milwaukee police shot at by burglary suspect who was quickly apprehended

    MILWAUKEE — No one was hurt when Milwaukee police officers on Thursday night, November 17th were shot at by an armed suspect during a burglary in progress near 27th and Ruby. It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Fortunately no one was injured during the exchange of gunfire, and the suspect who is responsible for pulling the trigger is in custody. Residents are thankful, considering the damage that was caused.  “He kicked mine in, he kicked the next door lady’s, her […]