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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
  • Leinie Lodge

    A major Wisconsin brewing company is now catering to travelers at Mitchell Airport

    MILWAUKEE — A taste of home when you leave — and when you come back. A major Wisconsin brewing company will now cater to travelers at General Mitchell International Airport. With the snip of scissors on Tuesday, June 28th, the “D” in Concourse D could have easily stood for delicious. “It’s really tremendous,” said Dick Leinenkugel, president at Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Leinenkugel, along with officials from HMS Host and General Mitchell International Airport on Tuesday celebrated the addition of the “Leinie […]

  • Milwaukee’s National HIV Testing Day 2016

    “You need to be tested:” Free HIV, Hepatitis testing available in Milwaukee on “National Testing Day”

    MILWAUKEE — Do you know your status? That’s a question asked all over the country on Monday, June 27th — National HIV Testing Day. National HIV Testing Day is a Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognized observance day which was created to serve as a reminder to get the facts, get tested and get involved to take care of yourself and your partners. On Monday, some filed into the Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center in Milwaukee to get tested. “You always want […]

  • Ride to end dogfighting6

    “It’s so valuable:” 7th annual Ride to End Dogfighting rumbles into Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — It’s cruel, barbaric and it happens here in Milwaukee. Dogfighting has been a problem in the past and a local organization is doing what it can to put an end to it. There was a reverberating rumble on W. Layton Avenue Saturday morning, June 25th. More than 100 bikes peeled into the roadway for the seventh annual “Ride to End Dogfighting.” “I’m incredibly passionate about it,” said Michelle Serocki, Executive Director of the Brew City Bully Club. Serocki […]

  • Jay Anderson family

    Loved ones of man fatally shot by Wauwatosa officer want answers: “My son shouldn’t be dead”

    WAUWATOSA — He was shot dead by a Wauwatosa police officer and now the question lingers: what led up to it? 25-year-old Jay Anderson’s family is in desperate need of answers as they try to understand why their loved one was taken away. He was a son, sibling and father, Anderson was gunned down early Thursday morning, June 23rd. It happened while he sat in his car at Madison Park. Police are being very tight-lipped about the investigation, but while loved […]

  • Mass Casualty Drill

    “It’s imperative:” Mass casualty training held at Medical College of Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — A catastrophic incident causes mass casualties. Unfortunately it’s a scene we’re starting to see more often. And, every moment counts when it comes to getting victims the help they need. On Tuesday, June 21st a mass casualty training exercise was held on the Medical College of Wisconsin campus. “We want to expose them to what they really might see,” said Lindsey Anthony, Chief of Hospital and Emergency Management at Augusta University. The mock drill involved an explosion in a public […]

  • Lakefront Festival of Art7

    “Very enriching:” 54th annual Lakefront Festival of Art showcases work from more than 175 artists

    MILWAUKEE — Art, culture, beautiful weather all along Milwaukee’s lakefront. Thousands of people are celebrating the annual Lakefront Festival of Art this weekend, contributing to the milestone of the festival having its one millionth visitor on Saturday, June 18th. Jewelers, painters, sculptors, photographers and more. “It’s very enriching,” said Krista Renfrew, Director of Special Events at the Milwaukee Art Museum. You name it, it’s along Milwaukee’s lakefront. “This is a really big anchor event for the culture community in Milwaukee,” […]

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    MPS identifies concerns with state-mandated Opportunity Schools Partnership Program

    MILWAUKEE — Time is ticking until the possible takeover of some Milwaukee Public Schools. But after receiving a proposal about a fix to the failing schools, MPS says it has concerns — and aired them on Friday, June 17th. Both sides say their plans are in the best interest of the students. But it seems the Milwaukee Public Schools system and Milwaukee County Executive have different methods for tackling the issue of failing schools. A looming deadline is approaching to […]

  • bed bug dogs

    “A keen sense of smell:” Batzner Pest Control uses trained dogs to sniff out bed bugs

    NEW BERLIN — Their keen sense of scent helps them find drugs, bombs and even people. But recently canine’s are being utilized as a detective when it comes to pest control. “The dog will stop and scratch the source of where the bed bugs are, then we do a visible inspecting to confirm bed bugs there,” said Glen Bishop, Batzner Pest Control canine handler. Bishop, a canine handler, says the company uses dogs as detectives. “The bed bug detection dogs are […]

  • Mock emergency drill

    “There are different levels of terror:” Health officials prepare for the threat of biological weapons

    MILWAUKEE — Terrorism has shown to be a unfortunate reality here in the U.S. — and attacks can come in many different forms. As a result, local health officials are preparing for the threat of biological weapons. Filing into the Klotsche Center on UW-Milwaukee’s campus, participants prepare to be treated for a dangerous and deadly disease after inhaling when terrorists released anthrax in the air. “The fact that winds can blow an agent that has been aerosolized, like anthrax, throughout the […]

  • BloodCenter of Wisconsin

    Orlando mass shooting has people from Florida to Wisconsin giving blood

    MILWAUKEE — The Orlando massacre has folks from Florida to Wisconsin coming out to give blood. The BloodCenter of Wisconsin saw a huge increase in the number of online signups on Sunday, June 12th — in the hours after the worst mass shooting in United States’ history. Forty-nine people were killed and another 53 people were hurt when a gunman opened fire at the popular Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday. “Our hearts go out to all of those victims in […]

  • Fire in Greenfield (PHOTO: Greenfield Fire Department on Facebook)

    “Just desperation:” Neighbor rushes to alert sleeping man, woman, child to fire caused by grill

    GREENFIELD — A husband, wife and child were able to escape their burning home after officials with the Greenfield Fire Department say a common grilling mistake caused the structure to go up in flames. Officials with the Greenfield Fire Department on Sunday, June 12th shared a photo to Facebook showing the devastation left behind after a fire that was ignited by a grill. FOX6 News is told the fire, which occurred at a home on S. 33rd Street, was extinguished […]

  • Warriors on the water

    “No better thing:” Wounded Warriors on the Water brings vets together at annual fishing tournament

    PEWAUKEE — Making post-traumatic stress easier to bear. A local organization is providing emotional healing for disabled and wounded military veterans in a very unique way. While boating as the sun shines down on Pewaukee Lake, veterans said they’re able to feel a sense of brightness in their lives once again. “There’s no better thing that can help us than that veteran-to-veteran connection,” said Matt Tennessen. Veterans create friendships that are invaluable through the Wounded Warriors on the Water Fishing Tournament. FOX6 News caught up […]


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