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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
  • Steven Timothy Snyder

    Living next to a killer: Neighbors speak out about man responsible for Fond du Lac shootout

    FOND DU LAC (WITI) — He was a master cement mason but was he also a master manipulator? New details have been uncovered about Steven Snyder, the Michigan man who held up a bank and killed one person in Marinette County and hours later killed a Wisconsin state trooper in a shootout in Fond du Lac. Those in Michigan who knew Snyder are shocked to hear about the killing spree, they never knew he had a violent past. “I’m just surprised, […]

  • Tom Barrett, Ed Flynn

    “It’s important to follow the rules:” Mayor Barrett, Chief Flynn speak out on Manney appeal hearing verdict

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — In final and unanimous decisions, a Fire and Police Commission panel ruled Monday, March 23rd fired Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney will not get his job back. The decisions came after a five-day appeal hearing. The FPC panel’s decisions reiterated what Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Dontre Hamilton’s family members have maintained all along. Chief Flynn and Mayor Barrett spoke out on the ruling Tuesday. “We know Christopher Manney didn`t do his […]

  • Stantavious Sillas

    After shooting himself as officials approached, Union Grove manhunt suspect Stan Sillas has died

    UNION GROVE (WITI) — Following a nearly 24-hour manhunt, Racine County Sheriff’s officials apprehended 20-year-old Stan Sillas. On Monday evening, March 23rd, FOX6 News learned Sillas died at the hospital after he shot himself when law enforcement officials closed in. Sillas was wanted in connection with an abduction incident Sunday in Union Grove. Racine County Sheriff’s investigators, working with Racine police and K9 units, along with Mount Pleasant police officers tracked Sillas to the 5300 block of Taylor Avenue in […]

  • Destyn Montaque

    Charged: 19-year-old man accused of smuggling loaded gun into Milwaukee County Jail, but how?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He’s accused of smuggling a stolen, loaded gun into the Milwaukee County Jail, and new court documents explain how he was able to do it. “This could have ended far worse than it did,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Abele expressed his concerns in late February, when a gun was found in a laundry bin at the House of Correction. The weapon was taken into the Milwaukee County Jail by an inmate who then stashed the weapon in […]

  • Incident at Mequon parking lot

    “They loved each other:” Officials identify victim and driver in fatal parking lot crash in Mequon

    MEQUON (WITI) — Mequon officials identified on Tuesday, March 17th the victim of a fatal parking lot crash in Mequon. She is 85-year-old Lorraine Winter of Milwaukee. Police say she was struck by a vehicle driven by her husband. Officials say Lorraine Winter died from “multiple blunt force injuries. She was struck by a vehicle just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16th. Lorraine’s 87-year-old husband, Henry Winter was driving the vehicle. He is in the hospital, as police say […]

  • Wrong-way driver on US 45

    Man arrested after driving wrong way on US 45, too drunk to take breath test

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) says a man arrested by deputies over the weekend was so drunk he threw up in a squad car — and was too intoxicated to even take a Breathalyzer test. Sirens blaring and lights flashing — it wasn’t enough to get the attention of Michael Cox. The 33-year-old suspect allegedly bypassed the signs at W. Silver Spring and entered US 45 in the wrong direction. Dashcam video from the MCSO shows […]

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    “Trained to fight:” Three pit bulls seized in dog fighting investigation on their way to finding “furever” homes

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It has been a long time coming, but three very special dogs from Milwaukee are on their way to finding “furever” homes. They are pit bulls linked to dog fighting, but now, they’re getting a second chance at a happy life. “When we first met them they were skittish. They’re skinny and scarred up and seeing them leave today is unbelievable. You would have thought they were a different dog!” MADACC Executive Director Karen Sparapani said. “You could […]

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    “Who comes shooting up a repast?” Milwaukee man fatally shot while leaving funeral

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee man had just attended a funeral for his uncle, now his family is planning one for him. The 28-year-old was shot near 12th and Capitol on Friday evening, March 13th. “I woke up I thought they were going to be like, this was just a dream,” said Angelica Glapion, victim’s sister. Glapion is struggling with her family’s new bitter reality. “3 kids and no daddy, they love their daddy. We don’t know what we are […]

  • salon

    Hearing loss doesn’t stop one Milwaukee woman from opening up her own salon

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Breaking barriers and overcoming obstacles. A local woman pushes through a disability and is now a business owner. Detail oriented Kayleigh Rucktenwald wants her new business to be impeccable. Saturday is the grand opening of Have a Good Hair Day Salon & Spa. “It’s my dream come true,” said Rucktenwald. Starting her own business at 28 years old is an accomplishment in itself, but she’s done so despite being profoundly deaf. “I’ve been waiting for this for […]

  • Officer shoots robbery suspect at Dollar General

    “I was really shocked:” Some backing MPD after officer-involved shooting of robbery suspect

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Some Milwaukee residents are backing the Milwaukee Police Department following an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday afternoon, March 9th at a Dollar General store near Locust and Humboldt. Police say the 20-year-old who was shot continues to receive treatment at the hospital for serious injuries. Customers who frequent the Dollar General store where the shooting happened say it’s been robbed several times in the past, but it has never escalated to a situation like what we saw […]

  • Tony Robinson Capitol rally

    Protesters fill Capitol, Fire & Police Commission meeting following officer-involved shooting of Tony Robinson

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — Protesters jammed the Capitol in Madison Monday, March 9th to demonstrate against the officer-involved shooting of a 19-year-old man. It was the fourth straight day of demonstrations. Later Monday, demonstrators filled the Police and Fire Commission meeting in Madison. Many in Madison are making a heartfelt plea for change as they are outraged another life has been lost at the hands of a police officer. They say they will not rest until justice is served. Scores of protesters, including […]

  • smoke detector

    “Smoke detectors are life savers,” and Daylight Saving Time is a great opportunity to check them!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Daylight Saving Time meant turning our clocks ahead by an hour as we “spring forward” this weekend. Daylight Saving Time is also an excellent opportunity to check those smoke detectors! It’s a simple task that could save your life. On Sunday, March 8th, officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department joined members of Community Baptist Church to reach out to members of the community — imploring them to use Daylight Saving Time as an opportunity to make sure […]


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