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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
  • “It’s a good time to sell:” But survey shows many homeowners are holding onto their keys

    MILWAUKEE — Summer is usually peak season in the housing market — but it seems a lot of homeowners are holding onto their keys. The 2017 Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS consumer study sheds light on why people weren’t listing, and the psychology behind it. “It’s a really good time to sell,” Mike Ruzicka, president of the GMAR said. Ruzicka said it would be great if there were more “for sale” signs in Milwaukee. “What we’ve found is about the […]

  • Army vet who served in Afghanistan and Iraq receives new, completely accessible home

    WAUKESHA — Helping our heroes! Veterans face a number of challenges after returning back home from combat. One organization is easing burdens by providing a major form of stability. With prayers of thanks for the sacrifices made by military members, folks gathered on a lot in Waukesha Saturday, June 24th standing on what will soon be Army Staff Sergeant Mario “Joe” Davis and his family’s new home. “Really excited. Feels really good. Still kind of unreal,” said Joe and Carrissa […]

  • “Hanging their children out the side:” Neighbors come to rescue of family trapped in burning home

    MILWAUKEE — Trapped in a burning building with nowhere to go. A Milwaukee family jumped out of a window into the arms of neighbors waiting down below. Neighbors came together to help rescue the residents inside a home near 29th and Mount Vernon Avenue Thursday evening, June 22nd. Those nearby say it was a very scary and intense as an infant, children and adults took leaps of faith. “I felt the heat of the fire,” said Kelly Ortiz, helped rescue family. […]

  • “Insane:” 15-year-old boys in custody after crashing stolen vehicle during pursuit

    ST. FRANCIS — A car barreled through a home and tore through three yards in Bay View after a teenage driver led police on a chase early Tuesday morning, June 20th. Several people were hurt after the pursuit that spanned two cities. The boy behind the wheel was just 15-years-old and not even old enough to have a valid license. He and another 15-year-old passenger were out on the roads around 1:00 a.m. Their actions were reckless and downright dangerous. […]

  • Father’s Day marks 1 week since chaos along lakefront during deputy-involved shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Sunday, June 18th marked one week since the deputy-involved shooting of 19-year-old Terry Williams along Milwaukee’s lakefront. Williams died at the hospital two days later — on June 13th. On Father’s Day in Milwaukee, families spent time along the lakefront. “Exercise, pretty much. Ride bikes, trying to enjoy the lake,” Brandon Young said. On the evening of June 11th, there was chaos along the lakefront in the moments after the deputy-involved shooting. “When I saw that I thought, […]

  • “Heartbreak:” Commanding officer injured on USS Fitzgerald is WI native, MU grad

    MILWAUKEE — The USS Fitzgerald has returned to port after a devastating crash near Japan Friday, June 16th. As the search for seven missing U.S. sailors continued Saturday, we learned a commanding officer on the ship is from Wisconsin — a Green Bay native, and graduate of Marquette University. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies of all seven missing sailors Sunday morning after the ship returned to its base in Japan. “The families are being notified and […]

  • “Need to slow down:” Driver loses control of car, hits 3 pedestrians on Milwaukee’s north side

    MILWAUKEE — Three people were hit after a car came barreling down the sidewalk near 20th and Fond du Lac. They were struck just before 10:30 Friday morning, June 16th and are still in the hospital. “It was fast; screaming, crying,” said David Grover, witness. The sounds of pain and agony echoed near the scene. “One was hurting so bad. He had broken legs. His back was horrible,” said Grover. Three people walking along the sidewalk were blindsided as a […]

  • “Didn’t even stop:” 3 hit-and-run crashes on same stretch of road in 3 days

    MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating three hit-and-run crashes in three days — all taking place on the same street! A pedestrian and two motorcyclists were victims in these crashes. Thankfully, witnesses rushed to their aid after the drivers involved in all of these incidents showed no compassion — not bothering to stop at the scene. “The car really hit him. He flew up in the air and hit the top of the car. The man didn’t even stop. He rolled him […]

  • “Set her on fire:” Sisters say 35-year-old with cerebral palsy killed by her own brother

    MILWAUKEE — A 35-year-old woman was the victim of a homicide that happened near Palmer and Concordia on Saturday night, June 3rd — a home in the area set on fire. The victim, Shakira Hicks, allegedly died at the hands of her own brother. After setting the fire, police say the 30-year-old man turned himself in. As you might imagine, the family is heartbroken. A sister said Shakira Hicks struggled all of her life as a result of health issues, […]

  • “It’s messed up:” 1 killed in fire at home near Palmer and Concordia; family member in custody

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 30-year-old man turned himself in after a fatal fire Saturday night, June 3rd near Palmer and Concordia. Police say 35-year-old Shakira Hicks was killed in this homicide, which happened around 10:30 p.m. Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. Christa Garcia saw first responders at the scene Saturday night. “When I pulled up, ambulances were everywhere. Cops were telling everyone ‘get in the house. We don’t want anyone outside,'” Garcia […]

  • “Point-blank range:” 20-year-old man fatally shot in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — A deadly shooting near Locust and Palmer claimed the life of a 20-year-old man late Friday, June 2nd.. The victim’s family and friends spoke with FOX6 News, sharing a message to the youth while opening up about the devastation. “I can’t get this visual out of head,” said Tonia Johnson, victim’s mother. It’s a painful image Tonia Johnson will never be able to shake. “They showed me my baby’s brain blown out,” said Tonia. Having to identify her […]

  • Milwaukee police officer shot, wounded by one of the department’s own

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer is shot and wounded by one of the department’s own. Officers say they were called to a home near 35th and Toronto to investigate a fight when dogs charged at the officers. The officers attempted to control the three dogs with pepper spray and a Taser, but were unsuccessful. One officer then fired his gun striking two of the dogs and inadvertently hitting another officer as well. It was a 28-year-old officer with five-and-a-half […]