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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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  • West Allis duplex fire lot

    Neighbors call site of fatal West Allis duplex fire “a danger zone,” so what is the city doing about it?

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — Last year, two teenagers died in a house fire in West Allis. Now, a year later, neighbors say they’re not only haunted by what happened, they’re worried the scene of this tragedy has become a hazard. “I’m afraid (my son) is going to get too close to it, slip and fall in it,” Miranda Vanscoy said. Vanscoy lives next door to the home that caught fire. Fire ripped through the West Allis duplex near 57th and Lapham […]

  • Logan Meyer

    Seven-year-old boy dies after being attacked, severely bitten by Rottweiler

    DODGE CO. (WITI) — Dodge County officials have identified a seven-year-old boy who was severely bitten by a dog — and later died from his injuries. The boy is Logan Meyer of Hustisford. The dog that had severely bitten the boy was a Rottweiler owned by the family; a dog that was being trained as a service dog. All of this unfolded at Meyer’s Hustisford home around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, October 24th. “We received a call from the mother who stated […]

  • Fantasticon

    A little bit of everything at 1st ever Fantasticon

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Superheros and villains poured into Milwaukee this weekend, but they weren’t there to celebrate Halloween. It was Milwaukee’s very first “Fantasticon.” For some, it was an experience out of this world. “It’s fun there are some neat artists here,” said Wade Woelfle, Fantasticon enthusiast. For 3 days, thousands of fans gathered at the first Fantasticon Convention. “Fantasticon is an all-encompassing adventure, comic book fantasy, horror, sci-fi, anime. Milwaukee had been without a convention in so long we […]

  • Shots fired near 17th and Lapham

    71-year-old woman in her home struck by gunshots fired from street

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A 71-year-old woman is shot after a gunman opened fire on her home near 17th and Lapham just before midnight on Friday, October 24th. Just hours later two blocks away, more gunfire erupts. Police responded to the neighborhood shortly before midnight. Officials say initially the victim indicated she did not realize she was shot. Later, she was taken to a hospital — and her wound is believed to be non-life threatening. The motive for this incident is unclear. Joe […]

  • Mark Harris

    “Utter disbelief:” Beloved educator in Shorewood School District dies unexpectedly

    SHOREWOOD (WITI) — A beloved educator in the Shorewood School District has passed away. Mark Harris, the principal of Shorewood Intermediate School, died unexpectedly earlier this week. Details of Harris’ passing are not being released at this time, other than that he suffered a medical emergency, was hospitalized and did not recover. While the final cause of death is being determined, the district and community are trying to come to grips with what has happened. “Utter disbelief…someone too young to have life ended this […]

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    “We have to reach out:” Candlelight vigil held for Azana shooting victims

    BROOKFIELD (WITI) — Two years ago, on October 21st, a gunman opened fire at the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, shooting and killing three women and wounding four others. This year, family and friends of the victims are holding a candlelight vigil to remember the victims. The mass shooting stemmed from a domestic violence situation between a wife and her estranged husband. So the Women’s Resource Center in Racine helped organize Tuesday night’s event because officials say incidents like […]

  • Christopher Manney

    Fighting for his job: Christopher Manney files appeal

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Fired Milwaukee Police Officer, Christopher Manney, has filed an appeal to fight back against his termination. Manney is the officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park back in April. The latest effort comes just two days after his termination. Manney has obtained a lawyer. And not only does he want his job back, he’s also looking for money since being kicked off payroll. The letter was hand delivered on Friday, October 17th, to […]

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    Long-term changes begin Monday for drivers using Hale Interchange

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Drivers will be taken off course starting Monday, October 20th, as more construction begins in the Hale Interchange. Recently, we’ve just had nightly lane restrictions along with overnight closures of system ramps. These new changes will be long-term. It was an easy Sunday morning for drivers along the Hale Interchange. But come Monday’s commute, construction will have motorists hitting the brakes and looking for detours. “For the next 6 weeks, we’ll be doing some major impacts,” said […]

  • K9

    A close call for K9 officer in West Allis

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A close call for a member of the West Allis Police Department. An officer is rushed to the hospital after losing a lot of blood. Coming to the rescue, a team of medical professionals. It wasn’t doctors that were needed, but vets! Hey may whimper just a little, but West Allis K9 Officer Jax is wagging and walking as if he were feeling 100%. “He’s a tough dog, just wants to get back to work,” said […]

  • Controlling the Ebola anxiety: A travel ban with support from the Governor

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Because of the Ebola outbreak, some people are ditching their travel plans to certain destinations. And now, Governor Walker says he’d support a travel ban. “It’s definitely affected the travel industry,” said Elisha Ben-Yitzhak, with Heavenly International Tours. The time of year, Ben-Yitzhak is normally fielding calls for a January tour to Africa. “Now is the time to book for next year and I don’t see it,” said Ben-Yitzhak. The President of Heavenly International Tours says the trip […]

  • 12th and highland fires

    “My initial reaction was shock:” Three vacant homes, up in flames; was the blaze intentionally set?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Three homes in Milwaukee went up in flames on Sunday afternoon, October 12th, and investigators are looking into whether arsonists set the blaze. Three homes near 12th and Highland in Milwaukee are charred after Sunday afternoon’s blaze. One of the homes belongs to “Guest House of Milwaukee,” which provides shelter and other services for the city’s homeless. The homes were not abandoned at the time of the fire, but they were vacant. “My initial reaction was shock. […]

  • baby

    City leaders, faith community take a stand to protect children

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The City of Milwaukee is seeing a rising number in the infant mortality rate. So city leaders collaborated with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital and the faith community on Sunday, October 12th — hoping to curtail the problem. Sunday’s service began with a prayer for the less fortunate, those hurting and in need of guidance. That thoughtful reflection continued throughout the worship at Faithful Mission Pentecostal Church of Holiness. Tiffany Weatherall, a mother of three, is affected every […]


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