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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
  • “Pay attention:” 2 River Hills Police Department squads struck in 1-month period

    RIVER HILLS — Over the last few weeks, River Hills Police Department squads were struck by oncoming vehicles, causing the SUVs to be out of commission and law enforcement to reiterate a warning. “It caused severe damage,” said Sergeant Milton Mrozak with the River Hills Police Department. Sgt. Mrozak explained how the wrecks happened. “One of our squads was conducting a traffic stop,” said Mrozak. Just as the officer was about to get out and approach the driver, a car clipped […]

  • “I was in shock:” Glendale business owner taken into custody, questioned in drug investigation

    GLENDALE — A drug bust at a business in Glendale landed the owner in police custody. Now, an investigation is underway into possible ties to a drug trafficking organization. It is alleged the owner of a Glendale tint shop had some connection with illegal activity, but he has denied his association with drugs, or involvement with a drug ring. “All I know is that I tell the truth, and whatever they need to know, they know,” Mohammad Morrar, owner of Tint […]

  • Bucks arena construction progressing ahead of schedule: “Amazing how fast it’s coming together”

    MILWAUKEE — A lot of work has gone into the $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena project in downtown Milwaukee in a very short time — and as of Sunday, March 26th, crews were ahead of schedule. “It’s amazing how fast it’s coming together,” Dale Janetka, Bucks fan said. Since the groundbreaking in June 2016, there’s been a lot of progress at the construction site next to the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The project is shaping up nicely, from the erected […]

  • “We need all support we get:” MPS system reaches out to fathers to make a difference

    MILWAUKEE — Children need guidance, support and resources to thrive, but finding ways to provide that can sometimes be a challenge. The Milwaukee Public Schools system is reaching out to fathers to help make a difference. Coach Sidney Moncrief had attendees of the event on Saturday, March 25th, recall people who were game changers. Presenters at the MPS and Head Start Fatherhood Forum, helped increase parental involvement. “Try and help them understand the importance of fatherhood,” said Mark Sain, MPS Board […]

  • “I just want to know what happened:” Wife of Milwaukee man who died in custody seeks answers

    MILWAUKEE — While mystery still surrounds the death of a man in custody at the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, Alonja Davis, the man’s wife, says she knows one thing for sure — her husband, 49-year-old Jesse Davis, was not the man people are portraying him to be. Davis sat down to speak exclusively with FOX6 News on Friday, March 24th. “He wasn’t in his right mind,” Davis said. Alonja Davis attributed her husband’s last arrest to health issues. “They stopped […]

  • “It’s exciting:” Talented ‘Tosa teen headed to Carnegie Hall for winning prestigious national award

    WAUWATOSA — A talented Wauwatosa teen has received a prestigious national award, and now, he’s headed to New York. This is the first time in Wauwatosa East High School history that a student has won two national portfolios in the same year, winning both a gold and silver medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Award program. With the program’s alumni including the likes of Stephen King, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol, this acknowledgement could open up many doors in […]

  • “An inspiration:” Orphaned after murder-suicide involving officer, community rallies around young brothers

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Orphaned after tragedy, the lives of three children have been rocked after their parents were killed in a murder-suicide. It happened near 92nd and Goodrich on Milwaukee’s far northwest side on March 11th. Sources tell FOX6 News Leon Davis, a Milwaukee police officer, shot his wife, and then killed himself. Sherida Davis later died at the hospital. The day after this tragedy, officials with the Menomonee Falls School District assembled a team from the elementary and middle schools […]

  • “Can’t beat FREE!” Volunteers at VITA sites available to help you file your taxes at no charge

    MILWAUKEE — Uncle Sam’s pay day is quickly approaching, and if you’re procrastinating on your taxes because of money, or you don’t know where to turn for help — you should know there’s assistance available — FREE of charge! “You can’t beat free!” Jim McLaughlin said. McLaughlin knows firsthand what a relief getting your taxes done properly can be. “Slightly richer!” McLaughlin said. He had his taxes prepared at St. Francis of Assisi Parish near 4th and Brown in Milwaukee. […]

  • “Thankful to have it:” Citywide Homeownership Fair offers resources on buying, fixing and keeping a home

    MILWAUKEE — Buy it, fix it, keep it. Whether you’re repairing your current home, trying to avoid foreclosure, or buying a home for the first time, navigating those processes can be difficult. “I’m looking to buy a home,” said Elizabeth Torres, looking to buy a home. It’s a dream Elizabeth Torres hopes comes true. “This is great,” said Torres. Saturday morning, March 18th, many attended the Take Root Milwaukee Citywide Homeownership Fair looking for tips to help her achieve her […]

  • “Something needs to be done:” Claims of mistreatment continue to swirl around Milwaukee Co. Jail

    MILWAUKEE — Accusations of mistreatment continue to swirl regarding the Milwaukee County Jail. FOX6 News has received calls from several people who all have relatively the same story — claiming their loved one was unjustly confined to their cell for an extended period of time without a valid reason. Being a voice for those locked up behind bars, those on the outside are speaking up. “I don’t think he should get punished the way he’s punished,” said Erica May, friend […]

  • “We need to be more observant:” Medical examiner IDs 4 men who died while clearing snow

    MILWAUKEE — Whether shoveling or snowblowing, seniors or even folks with health issues need to be mindful of the stresses the snow and cold can cause on the body. Four men in our area, ages ranging from 64 to 78, passed away while clearing snow on Monday, March 13th. The medical examiner on Monday afternoon announced the death of a 64-year-old man who collapsed while shoveling snow on Park Avenue in South Milwaukee. He was pronounced dead shortly before 11:00 a.m. Officials have identified […]

  • “Commute was horrible:” Long duration late winter snowfall makes roads slick, driving dangerous

    MILWAUKEE — According to the FOX6 Weather Experts, as of Monday afternoon, March 13th, anywhere from three inches (inland locations) to 12 inches of snow (along the lakeshore) fell in southeastern Wisconsin — and it wasn’t expected to taper off until Monday night in most locations. The snowfall led to slushy and slippery streets, and driving was tough for much of the day. The snow began to fall on Sunday night, and continued to fall all day and into the […]