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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.


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  • Alicia Holder

    “That was my baby:” Mother of one of two young women killed in crash can’t bring herself to visit the scene

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The grieving has only just begun after two young women were killed in a violent collision during Memorial Day weekend. It happened near Sherman and Glendale early Saturday morning, May 23rd — just before 2:30 a.m. The victims have been identified as 26-year-old Deshon Tyler and 25-year-old Krystal Holder. They were in a vehicle headed westbound on W. Glendale Avenue when they were struck by another vehicle that was headed north on Sherman Boulevard. Tyler and Holder […]

  • Memorial Day ceremony Wisconsin Memorial Park

    Honoring fallen service members at Wisconsin Memorial Park: “We must live lives worthy of their sacrifice”

    BROOKFIELD (WITI) — Memorial Day is an opportunity to celebrate the start of summer, but more importantly, it’s a chance to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice: the men and women of our military who have died while serving our country. As rain fell Sunday, May 24th, American flags sprinkled Wisconsin Memorial Park as fallen military members were remembered. “I think of them every day and pray for them every day. This is a special day,” Clayton Chipman […]

  • Double fatal crash at Sherman and Glendale in Milwaukee

    “It was chaotic:” Two women killed in violent collision on Milwaukee’s north side

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A deadly start to the Memorial Day weekend as Milwaukee police investigate a double fatal car accident near Sherman and Glendale early Saturday morning, May 23rd. “It was chaotic. There were cars everywhere, a body out on the lawn, a truck, a car,” said a witness. Before dawn, mangled vehicles came to a rest near Sherman and Glendale. As the sun rises, car parts are seen strewn throughout several lawns. A sobering image of a car wreck […]

  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

    Condolences pour in for Joe Dudzik, Milwaukee alderman killed in crash

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on the city’s southwest side late Thursday, May 21st. Officials say the accident happened around 11:25 p.m. on W. Morgan Ave. just east of S. 76th St. Police say Dudzik, 56, was riding his motorcycle when he struck barricades warning of a construction site. He was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries. The following are video and text statements issued by fellow […]

  • Bluemound Rd. bridge reopens to traffic

    Orange barrels removed as Bluemound Road bridge reopens, but as one bridge opens, another closes

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There’s both good news and bad news for drivers who frequent Highway 45. One bridge has reopened and another has closed as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. The Bluemound Road bridge was closed for seven months for construction. It reopened late Monday night, May 18th. This, as the Wisconsin Avenue bridge was closed. The orange barrels at the Bluemound Road bridge have been a fixture since October 2014 — but construction crews worked feverishly to […]

  • 29th and burleigh vigil shooting

    Shot during a vigil to remember a young life lost to gun violence, victims want to know why

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was a particularly violent weekend in Milwaukee — with at least nine shooting incidents on Saturday, May 16th and at least four incidents on Friday. There were two homicides this weekend — one on Friday and one on Saturday. One of those killed this weekend was 18-year-old Kendrai Walker. A large group gathered on Saturday near 28th and Burleigh to remember Walker, when there was gunfire yet again. Five people were shot and injured as they […]

  • Mayor Barrett Ceasefire Sabbath

    Ceasefire Sabbath on heels of violent weekend: Mayor Barrett wants folks “outraged & engaged”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was another violent weekend in Milwaukee — particularly on Saturday, May 16th — the eve of Ceasefire Sabbath. We saw at least nine shooting incidents on Saturday, including one with five victims. That shooting occurred during a vigil to remember a young man who lost his life to gun violence one day prior. Five people were shot in separate incidents late Saturday into Sunday. On Sunday morning, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was in churches in Milwaukee — spreading his message […]

  • Nami Walk

    Stomping out the stigma: Hundreds hit the pavement for the NAMI Walk to raise money for mental illness

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Mental health is a growing issue and Milwaukeeans hit the pavement for the NAMI Walk on Saturday to raise awareness and money for the cause. With each step it’s a foot in the right direction of helping treat mental disorders. “I think a lot of people don’t realize what the prevalence is,” said Susan Schoenmarklin, walk manager. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an average of one of every four Americans will experience a mental […]

  • Apartment

    “I have no hot water:” Residents outraged utilities shut off in apartment building, claim landlord didn’t pay bill

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Dozens of residents in one Milwaukee apartment building are getting kicked out, even though they’re paying their rent. The residents claim the landlord hasn’t paid the utility bill and now the place is being shuttered. The residents are angry, and for a time thought they were about to get kicked out of their homes after the utilities were cut off. Residents tell FOX6 News they’ve paid their rent but the owner has not paid the bill to […]

  • POLICE

    Lawmakers set hearing to investigate “catastrophic failure” of MPD’s video recording system

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It is a glitch that has garnered attention at the Capitol in Madison. The Milwaukee Police Department is dealing with a crash of its “MediaSolv system” used to record interviews with suspects — and some of the data is still in limbo. Now, state lawmakers are getting involved. The Milwaukee Police Department has made public three internal memos about this situation on its website – MilwaukeePoliceNews.com. The memos were written as early as January, and sent to […]

  • Milwaukee Police Department

    “Somebody knew:” Questions raised about failure of Milwaukee Police Department’s videotape system

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The failure of a videotaping system used by the Milwaukee Police Department leads to the loss of key pieces of evidence. Those lost interviews could compromise some court cases — and although the problem happened back in January — city leaders were just made aware of it. “What we are finding out right now is somebody knew,” said Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis. “And I’m asking that the Public Safety Chairman Terry Witkowski hold a hearing and subpoena […]

  • Fire Wright Street & Pierce Street

    “Everybody was concerned:” Flames light up area near Wright & Pierce after fire breaks out overnight

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee family is without a home after a fire broke out overnight at a duplex on Wright Street near Pierce. Thankfully, everyone was able to get out safely. Flames lit up the area near Wright Street and Pierce Street around 2:00 a.m. Sunday, May 10th. “It was pretty bad. Like, the flames were shooting out of the top,” neighbor Jen Ullrich said. The home’s attic was charred by the flames. “The top floor was like a renovated […]

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