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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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    “We have to reach out:” Candlelight vigil held for Azana shooting victims

    BROOKFIELD (WITI) — Two years ago, on October 21st, a gunman opened fire at the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, shooting and killing three women and wounding four others. This year, family and friends of the victims are holding a candlelight vigil to remember the victims. The mass shooting stemmed from a domestic violence situation between a wife and her estranged husband. So the Women’s Resource Center in Racine helped organize Tuesday night’s event because officials say incidents like […]

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    Fighting for his job: Christopher Manney files appeal

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Fired Milwaukee Police Officer, Christopher Manney, has filed an appeal to fight back against his termination. Manney is the officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park back in April. The latest effort comes just two days after his termination. Manney has obtained a lawyer. And not only does he want his job back, he’s also looking for money since being kicked off payroll. The letter was hand delivered on Friday, October 17th, to […]

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    Long-term changes begin Monday for drivers using Hale Interchange

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Drivers will be taken off course starting Monday, October 20th, as more construction begins in the Hale Interchange. Recently, we’ve just had nightly lane restrictions along with overnight closures of system ramps. These new changes will be long-term. It was an easy Sunday morning for drivers along the Hale Interchange. But come Monday’s commute, construction will have motorists hitting the brakes and looking for detours. “For the next 6 weeks, we’ll be doing some major impacts,” said […]

  • K9

    A close call for K9 officer in West Allis

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A close call for a member of the West Allis Police Department. An officer is rushed to the hospital after losing a lot of blood. Coming to the rescue, a team of medical professionals. It wasn’t doctors that were needed, but vets! Hey may whimper just a little, but West Allis K9 Officer Jax is wagging and walking as if he were feeling 100%. “He’s a tough dog, just wants to get back to work,” said […]

  • Controlling the Ebola anxiety: A travel ban with support from the Governor

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Because of the Ebola outbreak, some people are ditching their travel plans to certain destinations. And now, Governor Walker says he’d support a travel ban. “It’s definitely affected the travel industry,” said Elisha Ben-Yitzhak, with Heavenly International Tours. The time of year, Ben-Yitzhak is normally fielding calls for a January tour to Africa. “Now is the time to book for next year and I don’t see it,” said Ben-Yitzhak. The President of Heavenly International Tours says the trip […]

  • 12th and highland fires

    “My initial reaction was shock:” Three vacant homes, up in flames; was the blaze intentionally set?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Three homes in Milwaukee went up in flames on Sunday afternoon, October 12th, and investigators are looking into whether arsonists set the blaze. Three homes near 12th and Highland in Milwaukee are charred after Sunday afternoon’s blaze. One of the homes belongs to “Guest House of Milwaukee,” which provides shelter and other services for the city’s homeless. The homes were not abandoned at the time of the fire, but they were vacant. “My initial reaction was shock. […]

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    City leaders, faith community take a stand to protect children

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The City of Milwaukee is seeing a rising number in the infant mortality rate. So city leaders collaborated with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital and the faith community on Sunday, October 12th — hoping to curtail the problem. Sunday’s service began with a prayer for the less fortunate, those hurting and in need of guidance. That thoughtful reflection continued throughout the worship at Faithful Mission Pentecostal Church of Holiness. Tiffany Weatherall, a mother of three, is affected every […]

  • Vaccines

    “Yes, it was very worth it:” Free immunization clinics in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The city of Milwaukee is taking care of its kids and community by making sure they are healthy and up-to-date with their vaccines. Even after a few deep breaths, 11-year-old Corey Rattler still feels anxious. “Feeling very nervous,” said Corey. Just moments away from getting stuck with several needles. “I said, let’s go get up, let’s get those shots,” said Charita Harvey, Corey’s mother. Harvey brought him to the Milwaukee Health Department Keenan Health Center Saturday morning, […]

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    Police: One dead, one injured following shooting near 95th & Brown Deer

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a homicide and shooting that occurred on the city’s north side. It happened near N. 95th and W. Brown Deer Road around 10:10 p.m. Thursday, October 9th. According to police, a 33-year-old woman from Milwaukee suffered what is believed to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police say 22-year-old Itavian Belcher from Milwaukee was also shot at that same location. After being shot, […]

  • Nicole Wagester

    CHARGED: Waukesha woman told police she kicked a two-year-old girl, causing the toddler’s death

    WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — A 31-year-old Waukesha woman has been officially charged in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl. The toddler was found dead in a residence on Barstow Street on Monday, October 6th. Nicole Wagester, a mother of two herself, faces one felony count of first degree reckless homicide in the death of her boyfriend’s two-year-old daughter. The criminal complaint filed against Wagester says police were dispatched to the residence on Barstow Street on Monday morning for a […]

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    Police: Woman struck by bullet while asleep in bed near 20th and Burleigh

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Bullets fly through the air — and one of them hits a woman, asleep in her home early Monday morning, October 6th. It happened near 20th and Burleigh around 3:40 a.m. Police say the 47-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to her leg. She was shot while she was asleep in bed. The woman’s son says the home was filled with children when the shooting happened. FOX6 News has learned the 47-year-old woman is the mother of […]

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    “The best way to get an animal:” More than 100 find “furever homes” as MADACC “Empties the Shelter”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — MADACC — the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center held an “Empty the Shelter” event this weekend, and more than 100 animals found “furever” homes! MADACC, which faces constant capacity challenges during the warmer months, asked the community to help find homes for every adoptable dog and cat that was not reclaimed by their family and was available for adoption during the two-day special event in an effort to create space for the more than 1,200 lost, […]


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