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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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  • Tanner

    German Shepherd found shot by .22 caliber bullet at close range; family distraught

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating after a family says their German Shepard, Tanner, was shot on Saturday, July 23rd. Brad and Beth Ingersoll told FOX6 News they let Tanner out to wander their farm and chase squirrels, as he loves to do. But hours went by and he didn’t return. The Ingersolls said they knew something was wrong. “Spent the day looking for him and he didn’t come home. Finally in the afternoon, I came […]

  • Parents of Jay Anderson

    Jay Anderson’s parents want answers about their son’s death: “You never want to see that with your child”

    WAUWATOSA — A police officer shot and killed their son in a Wauwatosa park in June. Now, Jay Anderson’s parents are pleading for an explanation. Specifically, they want details about a key piece of evidence they say is missing. In many departments, police video is activated when lights and sirens are turned on. But that was not the case when a Wauwatosa officer approached Anderson in Madison Park on June 23rd. That means details about the exchange between the two and […]

  • “The mission is larger than heat:” Thousands brave the scorching temps to support great causes

    MILWAUKEE — The heat advisory has been in effect for several days now but that hasn’t stopped folks from getting out to events around town. Thousands battled through the stifling air on Saturday, July 23rd to fight for some great causes. A haze hovered over Milwaukee’s lakefront skyline as runners and walkers braved the sweltering heat. “This is the second hottest year I’ve ever done it,” said Joshua Parish, participant. Parish and his daughter participated in the United Negro College […]

  • Tomas Uriegas

    Court records: West Allis man accused of shooting MPD officer out on $500 cash bond at the time

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer was shot while investigating a call on the city’s south side early Sunday, July 17th. Police on Monday, July 18th identified the shooter as 20-year-old Tomas Uriegas. According to court records, Uriegas was out on $500 cash bond in a case in which he was charged with aggravated battery, domestic abuse assessments — a felony charge. That bond was posted on June 7th. Uriegas had a plea/sentencing hearing scheduled for September 1st in that case. According […]

  • Food

    “There are no grocery stores:” Alderman introduces measure to combat so-called ‘food deserts’

    MILWAUKEE — Many neighborhoods in Milwaukee are in desperate need of viable grocery stores. There’s an effort to combat the problem of “food deserts” — which city officials say has become an issue of humanity. “In different neighborhoods in the city, there are no grocery stores,” Patricia Bridges said. Some areas have been designated “food deserts,” which includes any rural or urban area that’s 10 miles away from an affordable or healthy food option. Alderman Khalif Rainey recently sponsored a […]

  • Reynaldo Velazquez

    29-year-old man facing multiple charges after striking 5 cars, holding man and baby hostage in West Allis

    MILWAUKEE — An alleged drunk driver causes a chain reaction then holds a man and child hostage, all while trying to avoid police. New details recently released indicate why the man should have not been behind the wheel. Mangled cars lined 59th Street earlier this week, after suspected drunk driver, 29-year-old Reynaldo Velazquez, hit the parked vehicles after a high-speed chase. Reynaldo Velazquez is facing the following charges: Count 1: Fleeing or eluding an officer, habitual criminality repeater Count 2: […]

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    “A serious problem:” Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee meets with Dept. of Corrections to discuss crime and safety

    MILWAUKEE — Caught up in crime and terrorizing our city. A shocking and increasing number of juveniles are committing dangerous and serious offenses in Milwaukee. Friday, city leaders continued their effort to get to the bottom of the issues. Over the past few months, Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety Committee has been holding a series of meetings with a variety of government agencies. Friday was the seventh, featuring the Department of Corrections. “Everyone realizes we want a safer Milwaukee,” said […]

  • “A sign of new life:” Milwaukee pastors come together to build Habitat for Humanity home

    MILWAUKEE — Uniting in faith, and helping to lift up others. That’s the mission behind a Habitat for Humanity build that took place on Tuesday, July 12th. Several pastors stepped down from their pulpit and picked up a hammer. “It’s a sign of new life,” said Father Tim Kitzke, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Pastors from several churches worked side by side helping to construct a home near 39th and Lloyd. The crew consisted of pastors from Catholic, Presbyterian, […]

  • Fatal shooting near 37th and Hopkins

    “Chaos:” Investigation underway after 36-year-old man gunned down near 37th & Hopkins

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police on Sunday morning, July 10th were on the scene of a fatal shooting — the second to occur overnight. It happened around 2:00 a.m. Police say a 36-year-old man was shot at least once, and he died at the scene. The area near 37th and Hopkins was shut down for hours as police worked to piece together what happened. “Two to three shots,” DJ Rhodes said. “It just looked like chaos. (The victim) was with somebody else […]

  • Micah Johnson, Will Krenn

    “Unreal:” St. Francis man says he served in basic training with Dallas sniper Micah Johnson

    DALLAS — FOX6 News on Friday, July 8th spoke with a St. Francis man who served in basic training with 25-year-old Micah Johnson — the man authorities said was the sniper responsible for taking the lives of five police officers in Dallas. The shooting in Dallas happened Thursday, July 7th during a protest over back-to-back fatal shootings of African-American men in Louisiana (Alton Sterling) and Minnesota (Philando Castile). Will Krenn said he and Johnson both arrived at basic training seven […]

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    “Troubling:” Tension across the country, including here in Milwaukee, after sniper attack in Dallas

    MILWAUKEE — There is tension across the country, including here in Milwaukee after back-to-back fatal shootings of African-American men by police officers in Louisiana (Alton Sterling) and Minnesota (Philando Castile) that were caught on camera. And on the heels of those incidents, five Dallas police officers lost their lives Thursday night, July 7th when a sniper opened fire on what was a peaceful protest over the killings of Sterling and Castile in downtown Dallas. Milwaukee is one of the most […]

  • Navy Week Milwaukee

    See the U.S. Navy like never before during Navy Week Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — On the heels of celebrating our independence on the Fourth of July, we are learning more about those who serve our country in a very unique way. From ocean waters to the Great Lakes Tank at Discovery World — U.S. Navy divers showcase their talent and assets. “Diving, it’s a very unique capability that we have. It’s one percent of the Navy. It’s a very critical asset,” said Navy Diver Chief Emilio Soria. From repairs to rescues and beyond, […]

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