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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
  • Renovation of the Milwaukee Art Museum is complete

    “We did major renovations and repairs:” Facelift of Milwaukee Art Museum is complete

    MILWAUKEE — A local icon has gotten a facelift and now the doors are open to the public. The renovation of the Milwaukee Art Museum is complete and it’s said to set a new standard for museums in the 21st century. With the snip of scissors a wealth of history is unveiled. On Tuesday morning, November 24th the Milwaukee Art Museum was reopened and it’s bigger and better than ever. “We did major renovations and repairs to the older buildings […]

  • Timothy Houston

    “He had no enemies:” Father of four shot & killed outside his home near 83rd & Congress

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting on the city’s northwest side on Sunday morning, November 22nd. Officials say a man was shot and killed near 83rd and Congress around 5:00 a.m. Officers responded to a 911 call, and found a 34-year-old Milwaukee man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim died at the scene, despite the life-saving efforts of Milwaukee Fire Department personnel. No one is in custody — and officials are seeking a motive in the […]

  • Snow plow

    “Milwaukee did its job:” Plow crews work quickly to clean up slushy streets

    MILWAUKEE — From just a few inches to more than a foot, our area saw many different amounts of snowfall as the system passed by Friday evening, into Saturday afternoon, November 21st. But for the most part, it didn’t hamper residents too much who were trying to get out and about. The dusting of cars, and the scraping of windshields — the snowy season is officially upon us. “We live in Wisconsin, you have to be ready for anything,” said […]

  • Hunger Task Force has a holiday tradition of filling “Thanksgiving Bins” which are assembled and filled with special foods that make up a traditional holiday meal.

    “It’s important to deliver a message of hope:” Volunteers fill bins with Thanksgiving dinner

    MILWAUKEE — We’re just days away from Thanksgiving and while many of us are counting down until the time we can share a wonderful meal with loves ones, your neighbors may not be as fortunate. But one community organization is making sure they are not forgotten. Hunger Task Force has a holiday tradition of filling “Thanksgiving Bins,” which are assembled and filled with special foods that make up a traditional holiday meal. More than 100 volunteers assembled 800 Thanksgiving bins, […]

  • Greendale Fire Department's first fire truck

    “To get this back is just tremendous:” Vintage fire truck rolls back into Greendale

    GREENDALE — A piece of history returns home. A vintage fire truck has rolled back into Greendale. It has been more than 70 years since it has seen action. Not much has changed when it comes to the Greendale Fire Department’s first fire truck. This vehicle is a hot item. “It’s a 1938 diamond fire truck and it was the original vehicle that was used by the Greendale Fire Department beginning in about 1938,” said Ted Mainella, President of the Greendale […]

  • Blankets donated to MFD and Red Cross

    “It delights me to see this many:” Milwaukee Fire Department, Red Cross receive huge gift

    MILWAUKEE — A small item provides a world of relief. Blankets can be critical to fire victims — and on Monday, November 16th the Milwaukee Fire Department and the American Red Cross received a huge gift they say can be priceless. Box after box, a trailer was unloaded outside the Milwaukee Safety Academy on Monday. Cadets formed an assembly line, passing along thousands of blended wool blankets. “It delights me to see this many,” said Patty Flowers with the American […]

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    “Symbol of unity and solidarity:” Thanks to effort from FOX6, Eiffel Tower to be erected in Milwaukee

    PARIS/MILWAUKEE — There has been an outpouring of support from around the world for Paris, and the families of the victims killed on Friday, November 13th in a series of terror attacks throughout the city.  In addition to the more than 120 killed, 352 people were hurt in the attacks. The victims are being honored in a special way, and that includes here in Milwaukee — thanks to an effort from FOX6 News. Landmarks across the world have turned blue, […]

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    Marquette, UWM grads living in Paris recount terrifying night: “I was supposed to be at that soccer game:”

    MILWAUKEE — The city of love is in a world of hurt after terror attacks caused death and destruction in Paris. Prayers and support are going to France from all over as the country regroups from the massive loss. Explosions and gunfire erupted in Paris Friday night, November 13th sending people scrambling. Tragedies occurred at various locations, including a soccer stadium and a concert hall where hostages were held. “I was a little shaken yesterday, because I was supposed to […]

  • Area schools begin decorating Cathedral Square Park Friday for Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

    “Glimmer and Glisten:” Schools decorate Cathedral Square Park for Holiday Lights Festival

    MILWAUKEE — With near freezing temperatures and a few snowflakes in the air, it may feel like winter, and some local kids are already getting into the holiday spirit. FOX6’s Derica Williams was there as hundreds of students turned a downtown Milwaukee park into a festive wonderland. A flurry of students transformed downtown Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park into a “Community Spirit Park.” “When it’s lit up, our hope is that they glimmer and glisten and draw attention to our beautiful […]

  • Nate Hamilton

    “I am so fed up:” Dontre Hamilton’s family not happy to learn DOJ won’t pursue charges against Manney

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Justice Department announced on Tuesday, November 10th that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney for the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton at Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park on April 30, 2014. It’s a decision that the Hamilton family is not happy with. In a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, following the DOJ’s announcement, the Hamilton family expressed disgust with the criminal justice system and its findings. The […]

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    GOP Milwaukee Debate: Some candidates defend campaigns on Sunday morning news shows

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee is set to host the fourth Republican presidential debate on Tuesday evening, November 10th at the Milwaukee Theatre. Ahead of that debate, controversy and campaign strategies were all the talk on the Sunday morning news shows. The GOP Milwaukee debate is the fourth for Republican presidential candidates. The first debate took place on August 6th at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The second debate occurred on September 16th at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, […]

  • Wauwatosa West High School Trogans

    Half-century old football team comes together to celebrate amazing feat, share memories

    WAUWATOSA — Then and now! A half-century old football team has come together to celebrate an amazing feat and share memories with this generation’s team. Ron Bruce was part of the 1965 Wauwatosa West High School football team, and coordinator of the reunion Tuesday, November 3rd at Wauwatosa West High School. He says he relishes sharing memories of a triumph that was achieved 50 years ago to the day. “It feels great to just see people,” said Bruce. In 1965, the […]


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