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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
  • “200 of my friends were in the area:” Milwaukee’s British natives concerned for family, friends back home

    MILWAUKEE — “Appalling” and “sickening” are just some of the words being used to describe the terror attack in Manchester, England Monday night, May 22nd. A suicide bomber killed at least 22, and left more than 50 wounded. The attack happened during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. Officials on Tuesday said the bomber was 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who authorities said died in the attack. Police raided two sites in the northern English city, setting off a controlled […]

  • Police warn of burglars posing as utility workers on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — Think twice before answering that knock at your door. Crooks are now casing homes as they wear the uniform of a construction or utility crew. According to police, around 10:00 a.m. on May 18th, suspects posed as construction workers and knocked on doors in a neighborhood near 70th Street and Tesch Avenue until they found an empty home. The suspects then pried the door of the home open, but they were confronted by a neighbor and fled the scene. It’s believed these […]

  • “I think it’s effective:” Mayor Barrett says ‘homicides are down’ on annual Ceasefire Sabbath

    MILWAUKEE — When it comes to reducing violence in Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett said it is a unified effort. On Sunday, May 21st, he visited three churches during the annual Ceasefire Sabbath, in an effort to mobilize the faith community. Mayor Barrett spoke Sunday morning at Progressive Baptist Church near 84th and Lisbon. “I’m a person who is filled with hope and optimism,” Mayor Barrett said. He spoke about the importance of promoting safety and ending violence. “We are losing […]

  • “Get them ready for school:” Packers’ Devonte Adams encourages Milwaukee’s youth to read

    MILWAUKEE — Green Bay Packers star athlete Davante Adams traded in his cleats for sneakers on Saturday, May 20th. Each stride was a step toward success for Milwaukee’s youth. “One of the main goals is to raise community awareness about the work of Next Door,” said Max Seigle, Next Door. More than 900 people came out to support Next Door’s 28th annual Walk for Children — including Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. “For me to come out here and just […]

  • “Disregard” for public safety: 5 teens in custody after wild pursuit in the North Shore

    BROWN DEER — It was a wild and dangerous pursuit winding through subdivisions, busy roads and even foot paths in Brown Deer. Authorities describe it as a clear disregard for public safety. Officials say in the past week or two, they have had between six and ten stolen vehicles in the village. The most recent attempt happened in the TJ Maxx parking lot near Green Bay and Brown Deer Rd. A gold Chrysler Sebring whizzed past Brown Deer police. Its occupants […]

  • From “hopeless” to “a miracle:” How he got his life back after a crash left him paralyzed

    EDEN — A car crash or a fall can happen to anybody — and just like that — you can be paralyzed and your life is changed forever. Just when Lucas Lindner thought life as he knew it was over, he received a groundbreaking surgery that helped him regain his abilities. Lindner was one of the first people in the country to receive this incredible treatment. It’s been just over one year since was he was debilitated after a tragic car accident […]

  • “We are helpless:” Bold group of thieves targets convenience stores in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A group of bold and defiant thieves is targeting convenience stores in broad daylight — and grabbing whatever they can get their hands on. Store owners feel the thefts are part of a bigger operation. The images of the burglary suspects from surveillance video are as clear as day. Wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, a man was caught on camera nonchalantly walking over to a rack, grabbing two armfuls of laundry detergent and running out. Moments later, he’s […]

  • Attorney for Frank Jude says client “wishes for me to withdraw” in alleged vandalism case

    MILWAUKEE — Frank Jude Jr. claims his alleged vandalism at a gas station near Teutonia and Atkinson in April, caught on camera, wasn’t done to be reckless. Jude was in court Monday, May 15th for his arraignment, facing a criminal damage to property charge (greater than $2,500). You’ll recall, Jude was beaten by off-duty Milwaukee police officers more than a decade ago, and later settled with the city for $2 million. During his court appearance Monday, it seemed as though he and his attorney […]

  • “Bittersweet:” Mother’s Day is difficult for those who have lost children to violence

    MILWAUKEE — Mother’s Day is difficult for those who have lost children as a result of violence. There’s an effort in Milwaukee to lift the spirits of mothers who have had to do the unimaginable — bury their own children as a result of violence, and the event is now in its third year. They received a flower on Mother’s Day, but many of the women who took part in the “Brunch for Mothers Who Have Lost Children to Violence,” […]

  • “It’s sad:” Large fire damages several garages, homes on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — A fire that started in one garage spread to another on Milwaukee’s south side early Saturday, May 13th. The fire department was dispatched to the fire near 25th and Mitchell shortly after 4:00 a.m. Cell phone video shows the fire raging behind homes as orange flames and flashes lit up the sky. “We saw basically sparks shooing out of yards. Flames billowing in the sky. It was nuts, people screaming,” said a neighbor. A neighbor says his concern […]

  • “My dad was a great man:” Plea for answers in fatal hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee father is killed just days before his 47th birthday. This, after a horrific crash involving a stolen car. Candase Franklin clutches her sister Azariah’s hand — holding onto each other, overcome with sorrow. “I’m just trying to keep it together. It’s hard, it’s so hard,” Franklin said. “It hurts because my dad was such a big part of my life.” Franklin replays the last conversation she had with her father, Phillip Franklin, as he called her […]

  • 3 1/2 year investigation: Kris Zocco charged in 2013 killing of Kelly Dwyer

    MILWAUKEE — It has been three-and-a-half years since Kelly Dwyer initially went missing. Now, the person last seen with her has been charged. That person is 42-year-old Kris Zocco. He now faces the following criminal charges: First degree reckless homicide Hiding a corpse Strangulation & suffocation The 16-page complaint says “the three-and-a-half year police investigation of this matter has ruled out any other possible suspects and no evidence has been discovered to suggest that anyone other than defendant Kris V. Zocco could […]