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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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    “I do!” Kicking off a lifetime of love at the Milwaukee County Courthouse

    MILWAUKEE — More than a dozen couples took the plunge on Friday, February 12th — getting hitched in downtown Milwaukee on this weekend meant for love. Whether it was in English or Spanish, Milwaukee County judges were speaking the language of love on Friday. Couples holding each other hand in hand, now plan to walk through life together, forever. After being together for more than five years, Gabriela Villanueva and her new husband solidified their union at the courthouse. They […]

  • Mitchell Park Domes

    Closed until further notice: Engineering firm comes up with short-term solution for Domes

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The Mitchell Park Domes have been closed until further notice. The Domes were closed for the weekend, and on Monday, February 8th, folks were again being turned away due to safety concerns. The Arid (desert) Dome was closed on January 29th — after a fallen chunk of concrete was discovered. On Friday, February 5th, officials said all three Domes would be closed due to safety concerns. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on Monday released reports about the […]

  • Democratic presidential debate at UW-Milwaukee

    Democratic presidential debate: History will be made on Thursday, February 11th at UWM

    MILWAUKEE — History will be made on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday, February 11th, as UWM plays host to a presidential debate for the very first time. The Democratic National Committee (DNC)-sanctioned debate will be held in the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for Performing Arts. NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate, to be broadcast nationwide by PBS and WETA […]

  • High-risk traffic stop on I-94

    Officials: Suspects arrested after high-risk stop tied to multiple burglaries

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — A piece of evidence left at the crime scenes. That, along with a GPS tracker, is getting the credit for helping authorities nab two suspected burglars. The pair is accused of hitting numerous places in just as many communities. Cuffed and clad in an orange jumpsuit, Dewayne Anderson stood in a Waukesha County Courtroom on Friday, February 5th. He was placed into custody after a traffic stop on I-94 on Thursday — it signaled the end of […]

  • Carjacking caught on camera near 41st and Lloyd

    Man takes to social media after capturing violent carjacking on camera: “It’s sad this is going on”

    MILWAUKEE — Law enforcement officials ask that if you see something, you say something. In this case, someone saw something, and documented a tense interaction using a camera. Now, he has turned to social media, hoping someone recognizes those involved in the heated exchange. In broad daylight, a woman was pulled from a vehicle. “What was going through my mind was ‘I hope someone comes out and stops this guy,'” the man who recorded the incident said. FOX6 News isn’t […]

  • 27th Street Tobacco

    After years of complaints, 27th Street Tobacco declared a nuisance, business shut down

    MILWAUKEE — The 27th Street Tobacco shop has been called toxic for the neighborhood — and now, it has been declared a nuisance, and shut down. As Milwaukee police officers supervised on Monday, February 1st, employees removed goods from 27th Street Tobacco as a result of a court order. “The current lessee will vacate the premise effective today — and their business will be closed effective today,” a judge said. On February 1st, an agreement was reached between the city […]

  • Brewers On Deck

    Unofficial start to the season: Fun for the whole family at Milwaukee Brewers On Deck event

    MILWAUKEE — It’s about that time again to start thinking about Milwaukee Brewers baseball! Brewers On Deck is the winter fan festival that bridges the gap between the Wisconsin winter and Spring Training, and it took place on Sunday, January 31st at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. A host of Brewers players as well as coaches, alumni, front office executives and broadcasters were in attendance for the Brewers annual fan festival. With autographs, photo opportunities, baseball clinics, interactive games and more, […]

  • Clean Water for Flint

    “We hope to make a huge impact:” Milwaukee organization sends clean water to Flint

    WEST ALLIS — Social media motivates the community for a call to action as help continues to pour in for residents of Flint, Michigan crippled by a water crisis. “This has been rally day,” said Jermaine Murry, project chair for Clean Water for Flint collection and donation. The donation drive wrapped up Saturday morning, January 30th. “It’s real for all of us,” said Monica Street, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) Milwaukee Graduate Chapter are collecting […]

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    Milwaukee County residents “outraged” over placement of sex offenders without warning

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Residents want a say after sex offenders were slipped into a Milwaukee neighborhood. Community members are up in arms about the policies that allowed it to happen, but the board that put them there is unapologetic for its actions. On Friday morning, January 29th, Hector Colon, Milwaukee County’s Health and Human Services director, was grilled about transparency and accountability. “There is outrage,” said Chantia Lewis, resident. The outrage is over a house near 3rd and Uncas. It’s […]

  • James Grebe courtesy: Grebe's Bakery

    James “Jimmer” Grebe, owner of Grebe’s Bakery, passes away at 58

    MILWAUKEE — The president and owner of Milwaukee’s well-known Grebe’s Bakery, James “Jimmer” Grebe, has passed away. He died Wednesday, January 20th at the age of 58. Grebe’s Bakery has been in the Milwaukee area since 1937. On Friday, January 22nd Grebe’s Bakery Family posted to their Facebook page a tribute to James: “It is with very heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of James W. Grebe Jr. Whether you knew him as Dad, Grandpa, Jim, Jimmer, […]

  • K2 2

    “One of the worst experiences:” Two boys hospitalized after experimenting with synthetic marijuana ‘K2’

    MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee boys are lucky to be alive after they were hospitalized after smoking synthetic marijuana. The kids’ father spoke with FOX6 News to tell us what happened and give a warning to others — it seems the fake pot is more common and accessible than you may think. “This is like one of the worst experiences of our lives,” said Coreyonne Teague. Coreyonne Teague felt helpless and scared as he opened the front door as his 12 […]

  • Church services online via The Ridge Community Church

    “Online campus:” The Ridge Community Church now allows parishioners to take in services from home

    MILWAUKEE — A church in Greenfield is using technology to bring services to parishioners right in the comfort of their own homes. You can now take part in a Ridge Community Church service from your own living room. “We got to try new things. We have to approach this with a kind of out of the box mindset — so we take a non-linear approach to Sunday mornings,” Jason Vanderpal, executive pastor at The Ridge Community Church said. And now, parishioners […]

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