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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
  • “Teach them a lesson:” Concealed carry holder fires shots as thieves try to steal his vehicle

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shots fired incident during an attempted car theft early Friday morning, August 18th. Turns out, it was the victim who pulled the trigger — and some people in the area say they weren’t too upset about bullets flying. The incident happened near 85th and Keefe around 5:00 a.m. Residents say there has been similar crimes in the area, recently neighbors we spoke with supported the man’s actions and hope it sends a strong […]

  • “Could’ve been dead:” Woman brutally attacked during attempted carjacking; no one helped

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman was thrown to the ground and brutally assaulted outside a Milwaukee gas station, and witnesses turned a blind eye. It happened Sunday night, August 13th. The violent scene was captured by surveillance cameras, so the victim hopes the suspects involved can be identified. She suffered serious injuries, and what she endured was atrocious. “A girl took my hair with both hands. Grabbed my by my hair. Just started slamming me. Some guy started stomping on me,” […]

  • 3 men charged in shooting death of Za’layia Jenkins, struck by stray bullet during ‘shootout’

    MILWAUKEE — Three Milwaukee men are now charged in connection with the shooting death of Za’layia Jenkins. Jenkins is the nine-year-old girl who was shot while sitting inside her home near 15th and Meinecke on May 5, 2016. “We are grateful it’s come to fruition,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn during a media availability on Monday afternoon, August 14th. The suspects include Otha Brown, Tony Powell Jr. and Damonta Jennings. They are each facing one count of first degree reckless homicide […]

  • “Worst thing I’ve been through:” 3 adults, 1 child narrowly escape after vehicle fire spread to duplex

    MILWAUKEE — The Red Cross is assisting three adults and one child following a vehicle fire which spread to a duplex early Sunday morning, August 13th in Milwaukee, some of whom had to jump off a balcony and feel their way out — making narrow escapes. Two adults and one child had to be taken to the hospital. Crews were called to the area of 36th and Grant around 4:00 a.m. Fire officials said the fire started when a vehicle […]

  • “Very helpful:” Nonprofit ministry hosts 17th annual Back-to-School Family Rally

    MILWAUKEE — The start of the school is right around the corner for many kids in our area. One local ministry in the Harambee neighborhood celebrated the beginning of the academic year while boosting up their book bags. Smiling children enjoyed a day of fun while getting ready for the school year on Saturday, August 12th. “We want to make sure every child is prepared,” Executive Director of HeartLove Place, Viola Rembert said. HeartLove Place hosted it’s 17th annual Back-to-School […]

  • Oak Creek police warn residents about white van involved in suspicious activity

    OAK CREEK — The Oak Creek Police Department are warning residents about a suspicious white van. This, after receiving two reports of a van involved in suspicious activity involving children in the community. Troubled and frustrated… “People are going to be afraid to let their kids outside to play and that it’s not right,” resident Mike Kelling said. Residents living near Melrose and Applecreek are disturbed and worried that the children in their neighborhood are not safe. “We certainly don’t want […]

  • “Argument over money:” Man faces 2 life sentences after murder of cousin, cousin’s best friend

    OOSTBURG — A 41-year-old man has been formally charged after two people were found shot to death inside a home in Oostburg Sunday, July 30th, and prosecutors say it was a family feud that led to shots fired. Sergio Ochoa is facing two counts of first degree intentional homicide. If convicted, he faces two life sentences, after two family men and fathers were killed. The victims were Ochoa’s cousin, Luis Garcia, and Garcia’s best friend, Fernando Lara. Ochoa made his […]

  • “Quiet neighborhood:” Police seek suspects caught on camera breaking into vehicles in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill

    MILWAUKEE — Police are seeking suspects caught on camera breaking into numerous vehicles in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood. Police said several vehicles were damaged, and neighbors are extremely concerned. Residents said the break-ins happened early Saturday, August 5th — around 3:30 a.m., as many were asleep in their homes. “It’s a nice, quiet neighborhood,” Samantha Machart said. Early Saturday, the sound of windows shattering echoed along the block — near Reservoir and Killian Place. “You pick a safe area, and you […]

  • “Obey God and he will bless you:” Milwaukee church hosts 2nd ‘No Empty Seats’ Sunday

    MILWAUKEE — Building better lives and core values, one person at a time. Officials at a church on Milwaukee’s north side are hoping to unify the community with spiritual guidance. “Be careful with what you like, because what you like has been the very thing that’s destroying you,” Marlon Lock, pastor at Unity Gospel House of Prayer said. Pastor Lock on Sunday, August 6th used upbeat hits to grab the congregation’s attention, and then reinforced the word of the Lord. […]

  • “Everything was ruined:” Flood victims in Burlington can now apply for monetary assistance with repairs

    BURLINGTON — The water has receded after historic flooding in Burlington in Racine County in July, but help continues to come in for victims who are dealing with expensive, unexpected repairs. “Our basement took on 44 inches of water. Everything was ruined,” Jean Barry said. The clean-up has been costly for some. “To the tune of about $200,000,” Barry said. Ed Nadolski, VP of the Burlington Community Fund said several feet of water gushed into the Veterans Terrace at Echo […]

  • “Can’t believe it’s been 5 years:” Prayers at Sikh Temple after 6 killed by white supremacist in 2012

    OAK CREEK — Friday, August 4th began a 48-hour prayer service to remember the Sikh Temple shooting in August of 2012 at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. On August 5th, 2012, a massacre took place at the gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Oak Creek, where 40-year-old Wade Michael Page fatally shot six people and wounded four others. Page committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after he was shot in the stomach by a responding police officer. Page […]

  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver near 63rd and Capitol: “James did not deserve this”

    MILWAUKEE — A 63-year-old Milwaukee man died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Milwaukee’ s northwest side. The victim’s family has asked for help from the public as police search for the striking driver. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 31st  near 63rd and Capitol — a very busy area. Family members said the victim had just left his sister’s house, and he was riding his bicycle home. He was struck as he was attempting […]