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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
  • Prosecutors: Man comes foward after fatal hit-and-run; he said he “thought he hit a deer”

    TREVOR — 39-year-old Ryan Peterson of Salem is now charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Trevor. Peterson and his wife called authorities one day after the crash —  and because that happened at least 16 hours after the crash, blood wasn’t drawn, so despite the fact that prosecutors say Peterson admitted to drinking before and after the crash, he’s not facing OWI charges. Peterson is charged with the following: Hit-and-run, resulting in death Homicide by […]

  • “Could’ve just taken his money:” 60-year-old pizza delivery driver shot dead during apparent robbery

    MILWAUKEE — A pizza delivery driver was murdered over the weekend near 75th and Glenbrook in Milwaukee. He was apparently robbed while delivering an order, and we’re hearing he may have been targeted — set up to come to the area. FOX6 News has learned the victim, 60-year-old Clarence Taper, was simply trying to make ends meet. “He’s a nice man. He didn’t bother nobody,” Rosie Williams-Taper said. Williams-Taper’s husband of nearly 35 years is gone. “I still don’t believe […]

  • Suspect at large after Aldi robbery led to lockdowns in Brookfield: “Unreal he was able to get away”

    BROOKFIELD — A suspect slipped away from police as first responders with several agencies surrounded an Aldi grocery store in Brookfield Saturday night, September 16th — prompting lockdowns at nearby businesses. Though he remains at large after the Aldi armed robbery, customers told FOX6 they were grateful for the law enforcement response. “You just have to be aware of all of your surroundings,” a customer said at Aldi on Bluemound near Janacek Sunday. Just hours earlier, a masked suspect terrorized […]

  • “By the grace of God I’m still living:” Woman thrown from chair when semi smashes into her home

    MILWAUKEE — Startled as a semi-truck slammed into her home, a woman living near 76th and Hampton is lucky to be alive. “By the grace of God I’m still living,” Chechee Williams said. Williams is in disbelief as her precious belongings are strewn everywhere. From items her deceased parents gave her, to every day furnishings, they are all destroyed after a semi truck barreled through her home late Friday night, September 15th. Surveillance footage from a neighbor caught the truck […]

  • Huge pot grow found in Germantown couple’s home after they called police to report burglary

    GERMANTOWN — Busted for a huge marijuana grow operation. As it turns out, the suspects actually called police on themselves. The suspects called police to report a burglary at their Maple Avenue home. But when police got there, they found evidence of that crime and another one they’re now accused of. FOX6 learned more about the charges during their first court appearance Friday afternoon, September 15. Dressed in the same red jail jumpsuit, boyfriend and girlfriend Roger Horton and Holly Gierach […]

  • “Totally uncalled for:” 58-year-old man in ICU after altercation outside south side bar turns physical

    MILWAUKEE — Battered and attacked on his birthday, a Milwaukee man is now hospitalized after a situation escalated at a south side bar. “He is in intensive care. He’s in a lot of pain,” said Paula Poff, the victim’s wife. “His nose is broken in several places. His tear duct is broken and we just found out his ribs on the right side were broken.” Hooked up to machines, barely able to open his eyes, Paula Poff said Tuesday, September […]

  • Group gathers to brainstorm plan for revitalizing Garden Homes Neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — Residents in one Milwaukee neighborhood are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to revitalization. Gathered in one room, to help an entire neighborhood, folks living and working in the Garden Homes Neighborhood let their voice be heard during a community input session on Saturday, September 9th. “A small element can take over a whole community,” said Cheryl Blue, 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation. “I’m hoping this process proved fruitful,” said Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti […]

  • Someone reportedly rifled through homicide victim’s pockets after triple shooting: “Horrific thing”

    MILWAUKEE — One person was killed and two others were hurt in a shooting late Monday night, September 4th at a gas station on Milwaukee’s north side. It happened near Teutonia and Florist just before midnight. Police say 24-year-old Deantoine Nash was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims were taken to hospitals for treatment. Police said a 27-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and he was in serious condition after the shooting. A 20-year-old man was also struck. […]

  • “Grateful we can:” St. Francis movers headed to Texas at least twice with needed supplies

    ST. FRANCIS — A small business is helping out in a big way. A St. Francis moving company coordinated a major donation effort for victims of Hurricane Harvey. “Go there and give them relief,” Vernon Snyder from Hungry Man Moving said. Snyder and Clay Clark with Hungry Man Moving Sunday, September 3rd made final preparations for a special trip. “We are used to doing long-distance moves and stuff like that,” Snyder said. But instead of the run of the mill […]

  • “It needs to stop:” Pregnant woman, her sister, involved in hit-and-run crash near 26th and Locust

    MILWAUKEE — A pregnant woman and children were left on the side of the road after a vehicle slammed into the car they were in. FOX6 spoke with victims who say it was a hit-and-run and want to share their message for the driver and others involved in similar crimes. “This is wrong. It needs to stop. Stolen cars and hit-and-runs are becoming a trend in Milwaukee. It needs to stop,” pregnant victim, Shanice Williams, said. Mangled metal and broken […]

  • “Is this justified again?” Questions remain surrounding police shooting near 29th and Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Did he have a gun? Questions are still swirling after Milwaukee police opened fire on a suspect Thursday afternoon, August 31st. Family members of the victim are very vocal; they’re thankful the shooting victim isn’t dead. He was struck a couple of times but does not have life-threatening injuries. “Is this justified again?” asks the victim’s cousin. The cousin of the 19-year-old victim questions if officers had a valid reason for pulling the trigger. Cellphone video taken from […]

  • “Ready to come home:” Milwaukee woman stranded on cruise ship that can’t dock due to Harvey

    TEXAS — A Milwaukee woman is stranded — stuck on a cruise ship and unable to make her way back to Milwaukee amid Harvey. After heavy rain and severe flooding, the Galveston port closed, and it’s uncertain when her ship might be able to dock there. Additionally, once they do, it’s unclear how they’ll navigate through the devastation. “I can’t believe I’m in the midst of everything,” Bindu Derksen said. “It’s scary because you don’t know whats going to happen.” On […]