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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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    “He was a great person:” Mike Neufeldt’s legacy lives on at New Berlin Eisenhower baseball tournament

    NEW BERLIN — This Memorial Day weekend, a hero of a different kind is being honored. A local man known for his strength and perseverance, New Berlin Eisenhower High School hosted its first annual game in memory of Mike Neufeldt. With each at bat, Mike Neufeldt is remembered. A special man who never struck out at anything he did in life. “Mike was a fighter.  He never gave up, he lived his life doing the best each day. Glass half full not […]

  • Michael McGee Jr.

    Violent sex offender set to move into Town of Wheatland neighborhood

    TOWN OF WHEATLAND — There is another “not in my neighborhood” situation playing out in the Town of Wheatland in Kenosha County — where a violent sex offender is about to move in. The chosen residence is next door to a home where children already live. Mark Rogers wants his message to be clear — he does not want Michael McGee moving in next door. “In 1987 he raped a woman, broke into her home. He raped a woman while her […]

  • Bublr Bikes

    An affordable convenience: 10 new Bublr Bikes stations installed in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Simple, easy, cheap and effective. Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee’s bike-sharing program continues to expand, and that’s a result of demand. There are 10 new Bublr Bikes stations in Milwaukee. “As of last Friday, (May 20th), this station was our 40th station we have on the ground. Our hope and plan is to add another 15 to 20 stations into the network,” said Kevin Hardman, Bublr Bikes executive director. Bublr Bikes are now available in Bronzeville, Walker’s Point, downtown Milwaukee and beyond. […]

  • Peregrine falcons

    Peregrine falcons born at We Energies power plants banded with help from students

    OAK CREEK — We Energies crews banded several peregrine falcons Monday morning, May 23rd as part of a conservation effort. We Energies is helping to strengthen the population of peregrine falcons — preventing them from becoming extinct. “More than 225 peregrine falcons have been born at We Energies power plants and that accounts for nearly 20% of the state’s peregrine population since the 1990s,” said Cathy Schulze, We Energies spokeswoman. “Last year, we had 33 pairs that we know of nest in […]

  • Homicide near 94th and Bradley

    Police: 40-year-old woman, a mother of two, shot & killed by her boyfriend

    MILWAUKEE — A 38-year-old man was arrested after fatally shooting his girlfriend near 94th and Bradley. Police were called to the area just before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22nd. They say the couple was arguing when the 38-year-old shot the woman living with him. The 40-year-old victim, identified as Teneya Little,  was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries. The suspect was taken into custody by police. The weapon used was also recovered at the scene. “It’s a sad thing […]

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    “Brings back pride:” Volunteers revitalize Milwaukee neighborhoods through Block Build MKE project

    MILWAUKEE — Turning a neighborhood around in just two days. A massive project took over a few blocks near 17th and 18th Streets near North Avenue in Milwaukee on Saturday, May 21st. FOX6 was there as volunteers worked to bring a positive change and image to the area. Through the noise of heavy machinery, the sound of glee can be heard. “I’m filled with joy I’m so happy,” said Emma Nash, resident receiving home repairs. More than 700 volunteers working feverishly […]

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    Operation Orange Bottle: Racine County sheriff releases information into large-scale drug operation

    RACINE — Saving lives one pill and person at a time. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office revealed developments on Friday, May 20th in a large-scale drug operation that had been going on since last fall. From the tables and hands of drug dealers, straight to the hands of the youth and users in the community. “When you’re getting a buck, a gram, it’s very lucrative,” said Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling. Sheriff Schmaling says these suspects were getting big business, […]

  • Strong Babies Sanctuary

    “We can turn this around:” City leaders push to reduce preventable infant deaths

    MILWAUKEE — Because of the high infant mortality rate, city of Milwaukee officials, church officials and those with local hospitals have come together for a program focusing on the health and well-being of infants and mothers. A discussion over lunch will have a major impact with how babies and mothers eat, sleep and are cared for overall. “We want the community to come together and support moms,” said Julia Means, Columbia St. Mary’s coordinator. On Tuesday afternoon, May 17th, leaders […]

  • The Joseph Project

    “Life-changing:” The Joseph Project teaches people skills to find not only a job — but a career

    MILWAUKEE — Dozens of Milwaukee residents are on a path to success, thanks to a special work program that is not just helping people find and keep a job — but a career. “This is taking off,” U.S. Senator Ron Johnson said. The Joseph Project was gifted two new vans to help transport participants to work. “Definitely going to help us further this initiative,” Pastor Jerome Smith with the Greater Praise Church of God in Christ said. The Greater Praise Church […]

  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Ceasefire Sabbath

    On Ceasefire Sabbath, Mayor Barrett spreads message of peace: “We want this to be a safer city”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Sunday, May 15th visited three churches on the 12th annual “Ceasefire Sabbath.” This, as the 37th homicide of 2016 was recorded in the city of Milwaukee this weekend. The latest homicide happened on Saturday, May 14th near Richards and Hadley. Police say three individuals were sitting in a car when two suspects approached the car and began shooting. The car drove off and crashed a short distance away. Two of the people inside the car were […]

  • Next Door

    “Ready for life:” Packers HaHa Clinton-Dix leads the way during 27th annual Walk for Children

    MILWAUKEE — The success of our future begins with our children. More than 1,000 people braved the cold on Saturday, May 14th and walked in support of early education — including major star power leading the charge. Green Bay Packers HaHa Clinton-Dix walked among a sea of kids sharing his story on Saturday. “At one point in time I was there age and went through a lot of obstacles as a kid,” said Clinton-Dix. The Packers safety led the 27th annual […]

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    “It actually helps me out:” Deadline nears for those seeking help with their energy bills

    MILWAUKEE — There are just two days left if you want to help give your wallet a break. The deadline is quickly approaching to get energy assistance with your utility bills. “The assistance is a one-time payment. It’s a help toward your utility cost. The program doesn’t always cover the full bill. It’s an assisted payment; it’s to help you with your energy burden,” said Sonya Eddie, manager at Community Advocates Energy Assistance Program. “What this program will do, it […]


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