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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 stabbing on lower east side

    FOX6 News learns victim in fatal stabbing on lower east side was chef at well-known restaurant/hotel

    MILWAUKEE — A 32-year-old man was murdered early Monday, August 29th on the city’s lower east side. It happened in a popular neighborhood — outside a bar. Police say it appears an argument between two people that knew each other led to the stabbing near Pulaski Street and Arlington Place around 12:45 a.m. “Cops everywhere. Lots of people standing around,” Mac Leicht said. “Pretty sad turn of events. Not something you normally see. I think everyone is pretty shocked. That kind of […]

  • Daniel Newberry

    Veteran walks 22 miles, representing 22 veterans lost to suicide each day: “I’ve lost so many to it”

    HALES CORNERS — Members of the military always need our support, but that support can be even more essential when they return home. Daniel Newberry, an Army veteran, on Sunday, August 28th walked 22 miles — representing the 22 veterans lost to suicide each day. Newberry on Sunday hit the road with a rucksack on his back. “The weight on my back kind of represents the burden we all carry once we exit the military service or once we come home […]

  • Latrey Robinson Hale and Demetrius Batchelor Jr.

    “He just died in my arms:” 2 teens killed after car hits tree, splits in half on Milwaukee’s north side

    MILWAUKEE — Two teen boys are dead following a fatal crash that happened near N. 35th and Keefe on Friday, August 26. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victims as 15-year-old Latrey Robinson-Hale and 15-year-old Demetrius Batchelor Jr. One day after the crash, the heartbreaking scene and incident is still affecting those in the area. Those at the scene say it was shocking to witness. “We heard a big bang and ran over there as quickly as we could,” said […]

  • Christian Faith Fellowship Church

    Funeral held for Sylville Smith, fatally shot by Milwaukee police officer

    MILWAUKEE — The funeral for 23-year-old Sylville Smith, shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer near 44th and Auer was held Friday, August 26th. The shooting happened nearly two weeks ago, but the impact of that weekend continues to remain in the forefront. Despite the circumstances surrounding Smith’s death, Friday’s focus was not on how and why it happened — rather coming together to help the family and community heal. The funeral was held at Christian Faith Fellowship Church near […]

  • Sherman Park

    “6 o’clock is too early for anything to be closed:” Sherman Park residents want normal hours reinstated

    MILWAUKEE — Buildings have been boarded up and the debris has been removed from the torched gas station at Sherman and Burleigh, but there are still signs of the violent unrest that unfolded in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith that happened on August 13th. On Tuesday, August 23rd, the orange fence put up by authorities still wrapped around Sherman Park. Officials continue to close the park at 6:00 p.m., despite the fact that the citywide curfew […]

  • Fire at Embers Apartments in Sheboygan

    “I cried:” Some residents allowed back inside after fire killed 1, displaced dozens in Sheboygan

    SHEBOYGAN — One person was killed and more than 40 others were displaced by a fire at the Embers Apartments in Sheboygan early Sunday, August 21st. Fire damaged half of the complex. The other half was damaged by smoke and water. The American Red Cross had to open a temporary shelter at Farnsworth Middle School in Sheboygan to assist those displaced as a result of the fire. The State Fire Marshal is looking into the cause of the fire. The identity […]

  • Fatal fire at the Embers Apartments in Sheboygan

    Woman dies, more than 40 displaced after Sheboygan apartment fire

    SHEBOYGAN — Fire officials say a woman died as a result of a fire at the Embers Apartments on South Business Drive in Sheboygan early Sunday, August 21st. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene around 4:20 a.m. More than 40 residents from the building were displaced. Michael Smith and Andrew Aguilar are just two of the people who call the Embers Apartments home. They are astonished to see how their lives have changed in just a matter of moments. Aguilar peaked out […]

  • Superstars and Supplies event

    “Tremendous:” Kids headed back to school get a helping hand from Midtown Center and Jammin’ 98.3

    MILWAUKEE — As parts of Milwaukee remain divided on many issues after recent violence, one thing seems to be bringing people together — the love for children. Community members stepped up to help prepare them for school and a better future on Saturday, August 20th. A line snaked through the Midtown Center as parents and kids were eager to attend the back to school Superstars and Supplies event.superstars and supplies “This is just tremendous,” said Rodney Banks, parent. Midtown Center […]

  • House fire near 50th & Clarke

    “The embers were coming down:” 2-alarm fire destroys vacant home near 50th & Clarke

    MILWAUKEE — Fire investigators are sifting through debris after a vacant house went up in flames early Tuesday morning, August 16th. The two-alarm fire started in a home near 50th and Clarke. Orange flames filled the sky as firefighters and police blocked off the area near 50th and Clarke around 4:30 a.m. “I just smelled smoke,” said Tennille Moore. Tennille Moore’s daughter captured cell phone video while firefighters battled the flames. “The embers were coming down,” said Moore. As the sun came […]

  • Sherman Park

    “We look out for each other:” Sherman Park residents share frustration with unrest in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Mischief, violence and mayhem took over a Milwaukee neighborhood this past weekend. But residents living there say what happened in the last 48 hours is not representative of the people who live there. Among the charred businesses and vehicles is a series of manicured yards and well-kept homes. “Sherman Park is one of the best areas in Milwaukee to live,” said resident Cecil Brewer. Brewer is one of the residents along the corridor rocked by riots this past […]

  • Prayer walk in Milwaukee

    “Acting out of anger, anguish, anxiety:” Faith leaders respond after night of unrest in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Seventeen arrests were made Saturday night, August 13th and Sunday morning, August 14th as violent unrest filled the area near Sherman and Burleigh after a fatal officer-involved shooting near 44th and Auer Saturday afternoon. Six businesses were started on fire, and there were 48 activations of MPD’s “Shot Spotter” shots fired technology. Four officers were hurt — struck by concrete and flying glass. Seven squad cars were damaged, and eight rounds of gunfire struck a Bearcat vehicle being […]

  • Fatal shooting near 23rd and State

    “It’s very scary:” 5 men dead following separate shooting incidents in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Five people are dead as a result of fatal shooting incidents that happened on Friday, August 12th and early Saturday, August 13th, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. All of the victims killed in these incidents were men, the medical examiner said. Two of the deaths are prompting city leaders to look deeper into the activity at a tavern considered a trouble spot. Meanwhile, residents are trying to do their part in curbing the violence. “It’s very […]


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