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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
  • Hawthorne Elementary School, Waukesha

    Police: App used to bully, threaten students at Waukesha’s Hawthorne STEM Elementary

    WAUKESHA — Some parents were in a panic on Tuesday, October 18th, wondering whether it was safe to send their children to school. This, after a threatening message is circulated. Authorities say a common app was being used to bully and threaten students. Sent from the user name CreepyClown123, a threatening message to murder kids was sent to several students at Hawthorne STEM Elementary School in Waukesha. Messages circulated to a network of parents warning a student was part of the ‘creepy […]

  • Deshlya Toombs

    Madness in a time of mourning: Family members of infant that died say they are being villified

    MILWAUKEE — The family of an infant who died near 28th and Wells in Milwaukee on Sunday, October 16th feels they’re being vilified by the community. Moments after her three-and-a-half month old baby Deshlya Toombs was found unresponsive, Tiffany Kirksey tells FOX6 News, she and her boyfriend were met with a growing crowd at the scene. They say speculation of what happened then turned the tragic situation into chaos. “Usually she is real vibrant, real active, she’s real talkative. She […]

  • Smoke detector

    Fire departments want to know: Are the smoke detectors in your home outdated?

    BROWN DEER — It’s a surprise that may save your life. Four local fire departments are visiting residents this week as part of a new fire prevention initiative. After tragedy, the Milwaukee Fire Department is often seen canvassing neighborhoods — making sure residents are prepared for a fire. This week, other departments are doing the same. “We are going to be out kind of a surprise in different neighborhoods over the beginning part of this week knocking on doors and […]

  • The Bay Gives Back

    “Being a part of it is very rewarding:” High school students give back with massive food drive

    WHITEFISH BAY — It’s a massive undertaking, kick-started by a group of teens. “The Bay Gives Back” is at it again, coming together to feed those living in the area. A small group of kids had a big task ahead of them, splitting into teams and hitting the streets to tackle hunger. “We are going for as long as it takes to deliver 5,000 bags to the village of Whitefish Bay, one bag per house,” said Greta Wolmer, Whitefish Bay […]

  • Jason Small

    Charges filed for Jason Small, accused of killing the owner of the Young Urban Jazz Cafe

    MILWAUKEE — Shot and killed supposedly by a man he trusted and hired as an employee. Charges have been officially filed in connection with the murder of Donald Lewis, the owner of the Young Urban Jazz Cafe in Milwaukee. Jason Small, the man accused, made his first court appearance on Saturday, October 15th, where a Milwaukee County judge set his bail at $250,000. Small’s preliminary hearing was set for October 24th. Police worked thoroughly and quickly in their efforts to track […]

  • Hurricane Matthew

    Red Cross volunteers bring relief to victims of Matthew: “Their spirits are really picking up”

    MILWAUKEE — Disaster hit more than thousand miles away — but a lot of the recovery aid is coming from right here in Wisconsin. We’re talking about the recovery in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a massive storm that ripped up the coast in the southeast. The pounding rain, raging winds and roaring water surges have subsided. As soon as Hurricane Matthew moved out, help was on its way. “They are really appreciative and they know we are from far […]

  • Donald Lewis

    Family mourns jazz cafe owner found dead on property: “His employee — he didn’t know him”

    MILWAUKEE — Friends and family members gathered to remember the life of a Milwaukee entrepreneur, who was allegedly killed by his own employee this past weekend. Police say the body of Donald Lewis was found hidden in his jazz cafe near 24th and Fond du Lac. Loved ones gathered at the Young Urban Jazz Cafe near 24th and Fond du Lac Monday evening, October 10th to remember Lewis. “I’m kind of still numb, you know? It’s hard. It’s hard,” said Celestine Lewis, Donald […]

  • Strong Baby Sabbath

    “It`s very difficult:” City leaders, faith leaders join forces to help new mothers, reduce infant mortality

    MILWAUKEE — Babies in Milwaukee are dying at an alarming rate, and city officials and faith leaders are coming together in an effort to prevent these deaths. On Sunday, October 9th, Milwaukee’s “Strong Baby Sabbath,” a message in the house of God was spread to mothers in homes across the country. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker visited churches to explain the importance of helping to save infant lives. “We have nearly 100 infant deaths a […]

  • travelers

    “Happy we got here:” As Hurricane Matthew weakens, travelers return from the south

    MILWAUKEE — The winds have slowed, the rain has eased up, but the navigation around Hurricane Matthew is still proving to be a struggle for some. Some locals were just thankful to be able to dodge the storm’s path. It slammed into Florida, then barreled its way up the East Coast. Hurricane Matthew then made landfall in South Carolina, Saturday morning. Although downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 1, the storm continues to wreak havoc in its path. […]

  • muskego-couple

    “It’s a little disappointing:” Travelers frustrated over being stranded due to Hurricane Matthew

    BAYSIDE — Steady rains and storm surges have crippled much of the eastern coastline of Florida. That’s causing residents to move inland or evacuate. But some tourists are trying to make do as they brave the storm while stuck in the south. Kate Marikova lived in Jacksonville and experienced a hurricane in the past. “Living with candles at home, making sure the food is stocked,” Marikova said. Now, Marikova is helping travelers who are trying to get out of a similar […]

  • Raymond Barfield

    Charges filed: Raymond Barfield accused of escaping from police van, crashing stolen vehicle

    MILWAUKEE — 17-year-old Raymond Barfield of Milwaukee now faces multiple charges tied to his alleged escape from a police van as well as a police pursuit that ended in a crash — incidents that occurred in September. At the young age of 17, Barfield has quite an arrest history, which includes several charges related to violence. “He has eight prior juvenile adjudications. The most recent is for a 2015 battery while armed, 2015 resisting or obstruction, 2015 theft, 2014 resisting or obstructing and disorderly conduct,  2013 […]

  • Fred Royal, president of the NAACP Milwaukee branch

    “Pleased with the turnout, the involvement:” Committee hears from Milwaukee residents on crime, safety

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety Committee has drafted a “Public Safety Action Plan,” but officials still need input — from you! The first in a series of special public hearings was held Monday, October 3rd. Recommendations included in the Public Safety Action Plan were developed following input from police, corrections officials, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and more. But before anything is finalized, city officials hope you’ll weigh in. “I was pleased with the turnout, the […]