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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
  • Andrew Obregon

    “He’s here some place:” Three vehicles associated with Andrew Obregon case now recovered

    KENOSHA COUNTY — It’s a small community with a big time criminal roaming around. Residents in the Town of Brighton are on alert as homicide suspect Andrew Obregon continues to elude authorities in cornfields and high-speed chases. Folks in the surrounding areas are trying to not let the manhunt disrupt their lives too much. It was an upbeat day on Saturday, October 10th, as JeddyFest 2015 went on without incident — despite the possibility of Obregon looming nearby. Andrew Obregon remains a […]

  • Strong Baby Sabbath

    “Rekindle our roots of caring:” Strong Baby Sabbath unites community to stop infant mortalities

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee has an alarming mortality rate when it comes to infant deaths. On average, 100 Milwaukee infants a year die before their first birthdays. The government and Ascension Fellowship Church are coming together to combat that. “What the Strong Baby Sabbath allows us to do is rekindle our roots of caring,” said Pastor Marvin Spence, Ascension Fellowship Church. Pastor Marvin Spence is one of the several church leaders taking part in Strong Baby Sabbath. “Through this campaign we want […]

  • Traffic calming mural

    “Catches the eye:” Washington Park creates ‘traffic calming mural’ to revitalize the neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — A welcoming distraction! A new mural in the Washington Park neighborhood is designed to help revitalize the community and actually help slow traffic down. The vibrant image is helping keep people safe while engaging the community and bringing people together. With just a stencil and a few cans of spray paint, volunteers are making a difference from the ground up. “We are bringing such an excitement and an energy to this neighborhood,” said Paula Butler, Habitat for Humanity. […]

  • Andrew Obregon

    Andrew Obregon a suspect in homicide, he “doesn’t want to go back to jail”

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said in a news conference on Tuesday, October 6th that he is confident Andrew Obregon is a “suspect” in the homicide of 37-year-old Tywon Anderson. Anderson was reported missing on September 19th. His body was found in a cornfield off Highway A in Kenosha County on September 26th. “The initial family told us that one of the people they were looking for. Went out to the Obregon farm and said Tywon was supposed to be […]

  • Andrew Obregon

    Extra patrols mobilized in search for Andrew Obregon, “person of interest” in homicide

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth is upping the ante in the search for Andrew Obregon, a “person of interest” in a Kenosha County homicide. Monday, October 5th was the fourth day of the manhunt for Obregon. Sheriff Beth on Monday re-allocated several deputies, placed extra uniformed patrols in high visibility positions around the schools in Bristol, Paris and Brighton Townships, and increased the number of investigative personnel actively following the search for Obregon. This, after a weekend crime […]

  • American Girl Fashion Show

    “This has been wonderful:” American Girl Fashion Show benefits Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neuroscience department

    MILWAUKEE — Children in southeastern Wisconsin need your help. An overwhelming number of children are having problems with their nervous system, and receive treatment at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. More than 1,500 girls and their families, friends and favorite American Girl dolls took part in a fundraiser — with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neuroscience department. The goal this year was to raise $100,000. The fundraiser was held for the PNUT Fund (Pediatric Neurosciences Unite Together). Last year, more […]

  • Bucks Fan Fest

    “I hope it revs them up:” Fans spend the day off and on the court with Bucks players during Fan Fest

    MILWAUKEE — A rare peek inside! Folks got the chance to see the inner workings of the Milwaukee Bucks while getting up close and personal with meet and greets and more at the 3rd Annual Bucks Fan Fest. As the whistle blows, it’s the start of practice for the Milwaukee Bucks and the beginning of a thrilling day for fans on Saturday, October 3rd. “We are so excited just about having a great team,” said Shamika Johnson, Bucks fan. Thousands […]

  • Quinn Johnson-Harris

    “He is my hero:” U.S. Air Force member with Wisconsin roots killed in C-130 crash in Afghanistan

    MEQUON — Six American airmen, along with five civilians, are dead after a military plane crash in Afghanistan. The U.S. military says the Air Force C-130 cargo plane went down at Jalalabad Airport, about 80 miles from Kabul. The crash is hitting close to home as one of those killed was a graduate of Homestead High School. Quinn Johnson-Harris was a 2012 graduate of Homestead. He was a good student and stellar football player. “He was my best friend, it’s […]

  • Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

    “It’s heart-wrenching:” Child dies after drinking mother’s methadone from water bottle

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 20-month-old child died after drinking her mother’s methadone from a water bottle. The child was pronounced dead outside her home near 76th and Medford just before 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25th. Police were called to the home shortly before 7:30 p.m.  Police say Kyleeh Mazaba was found unresponsive by her mother after a nap. “I had heard like, this blood-curdling scream,” Harriet Hill said. Hill and other neighbors rushed from their […]

  • Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center

    “This is a one stop shop:” Staff members show off recently renovated Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds on Sunday, September 27th attended an open house at the recently renovated Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center. It was an effort to show off updates to the facility — and get residents thinking about their health. Before the event began on Sunday morning, folks were already lined up to get a first look at the renovated facility. Anthony Childs was on hand to get a flu shot. “Just doing preventative health for myself,” Anthony Childs said. Health […]


    Dozens of animals find forever homes during MADACC’s “Empty the Shelter” event

    MILWAUKEE — Since intake is so high this time of year at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission shelter (MADACC), the organization is helping animals get back into the community and in loving homes. Dozens and dozens of potential pet owners lined up outside MADACC Saturday morning, September 26th  for the second “Empty the Shelter” adoption event. “We have waived fees on all of our cat and dog adoptions so we have cats, kittens, and large dogs. We started the day with […]

  • Marquette University

    FBI warning consumers to be on alert for phone scam targeting college students

    MILWAUKEE — College students are the latest target. Scam artists are preying on the vulnerable and now threatening students attempting to con them out of thousands of dollars. It beings with a phone call seemingly from the FBI. “It would be concerning,” said Hank Greening, Marquette University senior. College students on Marquette University’s campus are on alert after a phone scam is circulating around Madison and Green Bay. “They may be taking advantage of college students,” said Robert Botsch, FBI […]


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