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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
  • Brown Deer Police

    Brown Deer Police: Two injured following early morning stabbing incident; woman in custody

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — Brown Deer police on Friday, July 25th responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 8000 block of North 67th Street in the Village of Brown Deer for reports of a stabbing. The suspect was the caller’s mother, who had already fled the scene on foot. “A little bit after midnight there were two 911 calls received a the dispatch center reporting that the caller had been stabbed and he indicated his mother`s the […]

  • Sierra Guyton

    “I’m happy that she doesn’t have to suffer anymore:” Family, friends celebrate the life of Sierra Guyton

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — “Save our children.” It was a common theme at the funeral of 10-year-old Sierra Guyton held on Tuesday, July 22nd. It was held at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Guyton was shot in the head while playing on a playground near 28th and Clarke — feet from her home, back in May. She passed away on July 13th. On Tuesday, Guyton’s casket was surrounded by flowers and pink balloons. Family and friends gathered to celebrate a […]

  • I-94 Closure

    “Super pleased with the result:” DOT officials say weekend full freeway closure went well

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The cars are moving again! I-94 was reopened early Monday morning, July 21st after this weekend’s 54-hour full freeway closure as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. The DOT reports the closure and the construction work went smoothly this weekend — and traffic wasn’t as bad as anticipated. In fact, some are reporting the detours were actually a bonus! “We had a very busy weekend and everything went very well. Super pleased with the result,” Michael […]

  • zoo interchange

    Relief for drivers: I-94 reopens after full freeway closure over the weekend

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Making the “Zoo Interchange” less of a zoo!  Crews were hard at work over the weekend — shutting down I-94 in both directions at Highway 100 for 54 hours — as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. On Sunday, July 20th, more than 40 hours into the freeway closure, the DOT said so far, so good. I-94  reopened at 5:30 a.m. Monday. DOT officials say they’re very pleased with how this weekend’s freeway closure went. The […]

  • Fr. James Dokos

    “It’s very hard:” Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church trying to move on after priest accused of embezzling

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Bouncing back after an alleged embezzlement: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee is trying to revive itself after falling into a financial slump. This, after a former priest is accused of improperly spending thousands of dollars from a church trust fund. James Dokos faces a Class G felony charge of theft (embezzlement), value exceeding $10,000 — and he was a “no show” for his first two court appearances. 62-year-old Dokos is accused of tapping into an Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church […]

  • Milwaukee Walk for Education

    United Negro College Fund celebrates 30th Annual Milwaukee Walk for Education

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — More than 2,000 people gathered at Veterans Park Saturday morning, July 19th, for the United Negro College Fund’s 30th Annual Milwaukee Walk for Education. Just one day can make an impact for generations to come, and FOX6 will show you how. Each stride helps a minority student get one step ahead toward their educational goals. “We generate funds and support for our 37 members UNCF colleges and universities,” says Jann Honore, United Negro College Fund. With money raised […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker

    Are students in Wisconsin getting the best education? Common Core Standards becomes a hot issue between state politicians

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Are students getting the best education possible under the current Common Core Standards? Governor Walker doesn’t necessarily think so, and now he is reaching out to the legislature to make a change. FOX6 breaks down what it is and how the kids will be affected. In classrooms all over Wisconsin, students shouldn’t just prepare just for the next level of education and their career. “We want to be competitive internationally,” says Mayor Tom Barrett. The Common Core […]

  • wil lewis

    “You cannot take life for granted:” Loved ones remember Milwaukee photographer, gunned down in Chicago

    MILWAUKEE/CHICAGO (WITI) — Celebrating a life well-lived. The family of a young photographer from Milwaukee — gunned down over the weekend in Chicago says they don’t want to dwell on the tragedy, but instead speak about the positive impact Wil Lewis had on those who knew him. They say they hope putting a face to this heartbreaking incident can help prevent future violence. Wil Lewis’ father and sister-in-law were in Brookfield on Tuesday, July 15th — making funeral arrangements. They […]

  • photographer

    He was supposed to start a new job Monday: Milwaukee photographer gunned down in Chicago

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design was gunned down in Chicago this weekend — in a possible case of mistaken identity. FOX6 News has learned the young photographer had recently moved to Chicago, and he was a well-known and loved person whose career showed great promise. “It`s really hard to see something like this, so terrible, to someone you love,” Warren Rader said. Rader is still trying to grasp why his close friend […]

  • water rescue

    Boaters tried hooking body of Jackie Triplett in desperate attempt to pull her out of the river

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) —  62-year-old Jackie Triplett is clinging to life after a close call in the Milwaukee River Saturday night, July 12th. Triplett nearly drowned after falling in the water near Pere Marquette Park. Triplett is currently in critical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital. Family members are praying for a recovery, and say boaters were the only reason the woman was pulled out of the water. “I hope she pulls through,” says Ann Bogart, boater who tried to help. Ann […]

  • Pow medal award

    World War II veteran’s wife accepts Prisoner of War Medal in honor of late husband

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Honoring a longtime hero. 70 years after World War Two veteran was held captive in a Switzerland prison, the Milwaukee native was honored posthumously on Saturday, July 12th. FOX6 was at the ceremony as his wife received the award and explains why the recognition took so long. Surrounded by family and friends at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Rose Ellington proudly participated in a special tribute to her late husband, staff Sargent Dale Ellington. “I`m overwhelmed […]

  • Wisconsin Center

    The convention center conundrum: Why one alderman thinks new and bigger are better

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) —  Making Milwaukee more happening — One Milwaukee Alderman thinks it’ll take a new arena and a bigger convention center. He told the state that the two buildings should work together to find the money, but not everyone is on board. Without the bustle of an NBA crowd, or throngs of people gathered for a convention, the area around the BMO Harris Bradley Center and Wisconsin Center can sometimes seem sleepy. “There is still a need for a […]