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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
  • $8.75/hour: Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program offers teens experience in the workforce

    MILWAUKEE — It’s an initiative that’s allowing Milwaukee teens to get ahead in the workforce. The Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program is aimed at helping young people make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. From hard hats and yellow vests to sensitive situations and hospital gowns — the jobs available for young people in Milwaukee run the gamut. “They can work within various city departments like the Department of Health, Department of City Development, the library. They even have […]

  • Woman attacked, robbed while walking home from work near Brady and Farwell

    MILWAUKEE — A woman on her way home from work was mugged on Milwaukee’s east side on Wednesday, March 14. While suspects took her belongings, she was able to get something of theirs. “It’s just a wake up call,” Morgan Purvis said. “I was naive thinking walking home was a good idea. It’s never a good idea.” Morgan Purvis was leaving work around 2:45 a.m. near Brady Street and Farwell Avenue when, “I noticed this car is parked idle at the […]

  • ‘Shaken up:’ Mother, son hid in bedroom as 3 armed suspects ransacked their Milwaukee home

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say they are investigating a report of a burglary while armed — one that was captured by multiple surveillance cameras. Officials say they responded to a home in the neighborhood near 35th and Manitoba around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Three unknown suspects, who were armed, broke into a home and stole several electronics. “I’m still a little shaken up,” said Thevy Pena, victim. The images and experience of three crooks breaking into Pena’s home will […]

  • ‘It’s heartbreaking:’ Free gun locks offered after girl, 9, shot and killed; brother, parents in custody

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention and WestCare are calling on families to “consistently and securely store firearms out of the reach of children and youth.” This, in the wake of the shooting death of 9-year-old Miyanna Jelks on Saturday, March 10. The girl’s brother and parents were taken into custody. It’s being called accidental, and officials say situations like this are preventable. Free gun locks were handed out Monday night in the […]

  • ‘Chemicals constantly on us:’ Firefighters raise money for washers, dryers to help prevent cancer

    MILWAUKEE — They risk their lives to save others. After firefighters battle flames — some are left battling cancer. Running into burning buildings comes with a host of dangers — but occupational cancer is seemingly as deadly as the flames. “Firefighters are two to 40 times greater risk for all cancers except lung cancer than the public,” said Cat Zyniecki, Auxiliary to the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters – Local 215 president. It’s a statistic that sadly, firefighter Sandra Williamson knows firsthand. […]

  • Volunteers restore Silver Spring Neighborhood Center’s greenhouse

    MILWAUKEE — A little hard work made way for new opportunities for kids in a north side neighborhood. Breathing new life into an inoperative building is making room for growth in many ways. Clearing cobwebs and scrubbing dirt and grime were welcomed with chores at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center. “I am feeling so great,” said Browning Elementary School Principal Raymond Unanka. “I don’t mind getting my hands dirty as long as it’s going to benefit my children.” Unanka is […]

  • ‘Know what’s going on around us:’ Thermometer app tracks student illnesses at Cushing Elementary

    MILWAUKEE — As the deadly flu outbreak continues this season, one local school has decided to take a so-called “smart” approach to beating the bug. It’s as easy as one, two, “beep.” Ann Mirek checks her son Callen’s temperature, but not in any ordinary way. “If he is not feeling well, I go to this right away,” said Mirek. Mirek uses a smart thermometer made by Kinsa. Parents at Cushing Elementary are part of the few who were outfitted with […]

  • Not in my neighborhood: Concerns voiced about business’ plan to partner with strip club franchise

    MILWAUKEE — Residents near 35th and Capitol in Milwaukee came out in force on Tuesday, March 6 in opposition to a potential strip club operating on the block. Many said they’re concerned the business in question could lead to the potential for sex trafficking. The attorney representing Tatou Amusement LLC said the Class B tavern and public entertainment business halted its plan to partner with Vlive, a notorious nationwide strip club. Signs that were posted have since been removed — […]

  • ‘We want some answers:’ Donte Shannon’s family eager to hear if charges will be filed in officer-involved shooting

    RACINE — Nearly two months after he was shot to death, the family of Donte Shannon continues to demand justice. On Monday, March 5, Shannon’s family went straight to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Nakia Shannon and his family gathered outside of D.A. Patricia Hanson’s office — desperately eager to hear if a charging decision had been made in the officer-involved shooting death of his son, Donte. “We want some answers,” said Nakia Shannon. “She promised us something and […]

  • ‘Let’s stand with our children:’ Woman makes bracelets for Florida shooting survivors, WI students

    WAUWATOSA — After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that led to the loss of 17 lives, a Wauwatosa woman has been working on a project she feels will help make a statement across the country. “I mourn as I sit in my living room,” said Cary Fellman, a resident of Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, on Sunday, March 4 as she read passages from a poem created from sorrow. “Parents held their children close, grateful the bullets missed them, yet […]

  • ‘It’s beyond reckless:’ Woman shot during attempted robbery near Booth and Meineke

    MILWAUKEE — A middle-aged woman is shot while trying to escape a violent scene. And it’s not just what a group of men did — but where it happened that has a Riverwest community on edge. Yellow tape and police squads are an uncommon sight to see near Booth and Meineke. “We’ve never had crime here before,” said concerned resident Dyango Zerpa. “It’s shocking. It’s very quiet around here,” Alberto Rebolledo said. The tranquility was rocked around 1:30 a.m. Saturday […]

  • ‘I feel horrified — sick:’ Daughter of woman accused of killing 3 infants hopes for life in prison

    MILWAUKEE — Sickened, saddened and full of sorrow, the daughter of a woman accused of killing three infants back in the 1980s spoke with FOX6 News exclusively Monday, Feb. 26. She said she’s horrified by her mother’s actions. Ami Brunka said it all started with getting justice for Justin, her brother. She says her mother admitted to killing him. She said she never would’ve thought that effort to find out what really happened would uncover the alleged murders of two […]