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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
  • Our American Revival

    Our American Revival: Gov. Scott Walker wades into the presidential campaign waters

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Gov. Scott Walker waded closer to a presidential run on Tuesday, January 27th with the creation of a new political action committee (PAC). It will help him travel and raise money as he prepares for a potential White House bid. Papers for the PAC, “Our American Revival,” were filed for the 527 organization, and a website went live on Tuesday. “If you look at the content of the website that opened up earlier today, it’s pretty clear […]

  • Midtown Pick n Save

    “Get your cameras fixed:” Robbed outside Midtown Pick ‘n Save, victim upset surveillance video was blurry

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee woman was robbed at gunpoint in the Midtown Center Pick ‘n Save’s parking lot on West Capitol Drive. She hoped surveillance video would help police identify and apprehend those responsible — but she says she was upset to learn that video was blurry. The woman victimized in this case says she wants others to know about what she feels are serious safety concerns — warning that no one should let their guard down just because their […]

  • Oscar and Vernetta Lang

    “They truly loved each other:” Church family distraught after elderly couple hit by SUV & killed

    CALEDONIA (WITI) — A husband and wife, crossing the street after church in Caledonia Saturday, January 24th were killed when they were hit by an SUV. Loved ones, and the couple’s church family are trying to come to grips with the tragic loss. With tears in his eyes, Father Mark Danczyk made an announcement to parishioners at St. Louis Catholic Church on County Road G in Caledonia Sunday. Father Danczyk says his last interaction with Oscar and Vernetta Lang has […]

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    Gifts to the community: This weekend only, free admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Explore what the world has to offer right here in Milwaukee as you can get free access to the Milwaukee Public Museum and many other gems in the city this weekend — all thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Saturday, January 24th, thousands of people from near and far strolled throughout the Milwaukee Public Museum. Little Artaegia Staten was overwhelmed with joy. “I like the skeletons, the butterflies, everything,” said Staten. Families are getting the opportunity to […]

  • Proposed Hard Rock Casino for Kenosha

    “I was hoping for a different outcome:” State lawmakers react to decision to reject Kenosha casino plan

    KENOSHA (WITI) — State lawmakers who represent the Kenosha area where the casino would been built are not surprisingly unhappy with Governor Walker’s decision to reject the proposed casino. Both the democrats and republicans FOX6 News spoke with echoed the same feeling of disappointment. Not just for the Menominee Tribe, but for the workforce in southeastern Wisconsin and residents in the state as a whole. “We had hoped the decision would have been different. When you look at the jobs […]

  • Efrain Garcia-Sotelo

    Man charged with killing two because sister was ‘sluttish,’ dad broke Xbox

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A 22-year-old Milwaukee man has been criminally charged — accused in the stabbing deaths of his sister and his father, and court documents show he admitted to the killings. Police say Efrain Garcia-Sotelo told them he killed his father because he “was always yelling at him,” and he may have broken his Xbox, and his sister because she was “sluttish.” Efrain Garcia-Sotelo faces two counts of first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon) in the […]

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    Proposed: Speed limit on some Wisconsin interstates could be raised to 70 mph

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A plan to increase the speed limit on some Wisconsin highways could soon accelerate through the State Assembly and Senate. The proposal is being introduced by Rep. Paul Tittl of Manitowoc — and would raise the speed limit along certain highways and interstates from 65 to 70 miles per hour. 38 states already have speed limits of 70 miles per hour or higher. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos backs the bill authored by Rep. Tittl. Last session, the bill […]

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    MCTS launches three new bus routes to help connect riders with schools & job opportunities

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There are many people in Milwaukee who rely on public transportation. The good news for those folks is that the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has unveiled new routes that are meant to connect riders to schools and job centers in Waukesha and Washington counties. Three new bus routes, including two new MetroEXpress routes were launched on Sunday, January 18th. Major modifications have been made to two other routes. Two New MetroEXpress Routes GoldLine (Wisconsin – UWM) […]

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    Don’t become a victim: MPD Installs more anti-theft devices in automobiles

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — As the number of vehicle thefts grow in the city, the Milwaukee Police Department has a great way to prevent crooks from peeling off with your automobile. Vehicle after vehicle, technicians are laboring because crooks have been hard at work. “Car thefts in 2014 were up about 140% in the greater Milwaukee area,” said Jim Tolkan, President of Automobile Dealers Association of Mega-Milwaukee. So the Milwaukee Police Department partnered with the Automobile Dealers Association of Mega-Milwaukee thought […]

  • Wisconsin Lutheran

    Parent opens fire in high school parking lot, neighbors say they are shocked but not surprised

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A fight at a high school basketball games turns into gunshots in the parking lot. Two people are hit including a teacher from Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Police continue to look for the suspect, it’s believed it was a parent who allegedly pulled the trigger. FOX6 News spoke with neighbors living nearby and parents picking up their children. They were shocked to hear the supposed gunman was an adult, but not too surprised a shooting occurred. But […]

  • Sierra Guyton Laylah Petersen Bill Thao

    “Precious Lives:” Radio series to shine a light on gun violence and those it impacts in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 371 Productions — a Milwaukee-based production company is rolling out a new project aimed at bringing attention to gun violence and its impact on kids and families. The goal of the project is to spread the message that gun violence is everyone’s problem. It’s a message you’ll hear loud and clear over the next two years. Emily Forman is a producer working on the “Precious Lives Project.” The “Precious Lives Project” is two-year weekly public radio series (100 […]

  • Patricia Hoff

    “It was cold” but “it was a good game!” Oconomowoc woman remembers being at the “Ice Bowl”

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — Sunday’s playoff matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys brought back some fond memories for some Green Bay Packers players. Patricia Hoff of Oconomowoc says she was in the stands during the famed “Ice Bowl,” back in 1967! Hoff says on December 31st, 1967, she and her husband bundled up and headed to Green Bay. “It was a thick artificial fur coat, and I had a long one, and I had that one and […]


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