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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
  • Cassie Nygren

    “I’m not bailing her out:” Tough love from Rep. John Nygren towards daughter arrested again for drugs

    BROWN COUNTY (WITI) — Drugs don’t discriminate. The daughter of a Wisconsin lawmaker has been arrested yet again for her involvement with drugs — and her father seems to be showing her some tough love in the hope she straightens up. Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Nygren of Marinette appeared in Brown County court on Monday, September 29th after being arrested Friday morning. Nygren faces two counts of possession of narcotic drugs and one count of possessing an illegally obtained prescription. Police say they […]

  • Sarah Massa

    SENTENCED: Two years probation for former Sheriff’s Lt. accused of stealing pills from sick grandmother

    WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) — Former Waukesha County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Sarah Massa was sentenced on Monday, September 29th — accused of stealing prescription medication from her sick grandmother. It was an emotional afternoon in Waukesha County, as Massa admitted she had an addiction to opiates after being prescribed drugs for past injuries. Although she has been in an intense outpatient program, the judge decided she needs treatment of a different fashion. Seemingly remorseful, Massa entered the courtroom Monday anxious to hear […]

  • 1st and auer shooting

    “We are going to miss him:” 39-year-old father of two, grandfather gunned down outside his home

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A father of two, and a grandfather — gunned down outside his home on Auer Street on Saturday night, September 27th. His loved ones tell FOX6 News they’re in disbelief, as police begin their investigation into this homicide. It happened around 10:45 p.m. near 1st and Auer. The 39-year-old Milwaukee man was pronounced dead at the scene following what police are calling a drive-by shooting. “It`s just a sad situation,” the man’s cousin, Gwendolyn Smith said. On […]

  • Cleaning out the medicine cabinet? Where to dispose properly of prescription drugs

    WAUKESHA/GREENFIELD (WITI) — Prescription drugs are meant to help in times of sickness and pain, but they can also be harmful if they get into the wrong hands — or not disposed of properly. Bottles, handfuls, and bags of prescription medications are dumped into a box at the Waukesha Police Department on Saturday, September 27th. Local police agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration gave community members a chance to help prevent things like pill abuse and theft during a national […]

  • Arnav Mahant

    Trusted man accused of bilking organizations, family out of millions

    KENOSHA (WITI) — A former math teacher from Whitefish Bay who now teaches in Kenosha is accused of embezzling more than $1.8 million from three different entities. Arnav Mahant pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday, September 25th to wire fraud and scheming money from the Whitefish Bay Education Association, another cultural organization and even his in-laws. It turns out, he used various positions of authority for years to pilfer money. Whitefish Bay High School Principal Bill Henkle is disheartened […]

  • Brown Deer Police

    Brown Deer Police: Two injured following early morning stabbing incident; woman in custody

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — Brown Deer police on Friday, July 25th responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 8000 block of North 67th Street in the Village of Brown Deer for reports of a stabbing. The suspect was the caller’s mother, who had already fled the scene on foot. “A little bit after midnight there were two 911 calls received a the dispatch center reporting that the caller had been stabbed and he indicated his mother`s the […]

  • Sierra Guyton

    “I’m happy that she doesn’t have to suffer anymore:” Family, friends celebrate the life of Sierra Guyton

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — “Save our children.” It was a common theme at the funeral of 10-year-old Sierra Guyton held on Tuesday, July 22nd. It was held at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Guyton was shot in the head while playing on a playground near 28th and Clarke — feet from her home, back in May. She passed away on July 13th. On Tuesday, Guyton’s casket was surrounded by flowers and pink balloons. Family and friends gathered to celebrate a […]

  • I-94 Closure

    “Super pleased with the result:” DOT officials say weekend full freeway closure went well

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The cars are moving again! I-94 was reopened early Monday morning, July 21st after this weekend’s 54-hour full freeway closure as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. The DOT reports the closure and the construction work went smoothly this weekend — and traffic wasn’t as bad as anticipated. In fact, some are reporting the detours were actually a bonus! “We had a very busy weekend and everything went very well. Super pleased with the result,” Michael […]

  • zoo interchange

    Relief for drivers: I-94 reopens after full freeway closure over the weekend

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Making the “Zoo Interchange” less of a zoo!  Crews were hard at work over the weekend — shutting down I-94 in both directions at Highway 100 for 54 hours — as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. On Sunday, July 20th, more than 40 hours into the freeway closure, the DOT said so far, so good. I-94  reopened at 5:30 a.m. Monday. DOT officials say they’re very pleased with how this weekend’s freeway closure went. The […]

  • Fr. James Dokos

    “It’s very hard:” Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church trying to move on after priest accused of embezzling

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Bouncing back after an alleged embezzlement: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee is trying to revive itself after falling into a financial slump. This, after a former priest is accused of improperly spending thousands of dollars from a church trust fund. James Dokos faces a Class G felony charge of theft (embezzlement), value exceeding $10,000 — and he was a “no show” for his first two court appearances. 62-year-old Dokos is accused of tapping into an Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church […]

  • Milwaukee Walk for Education

    United Negro College Fund celebrates 30th Annual Milwaukee Walk for Education

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — More than 2,000 people gathered at Veterans Park Saturday morning, July 19th, for the United Negro College Fund’s 30th Annual Milwaukee Walk for Education. Just one day can make an impact for generations to come, and FOX6 will show you how. Each stride helps a minority student get one step ahead toward their educational goals. “We generate funds and support for our 37 members UNCF colleges and universities,” says Jann Honore, United Negro College Fund. With money raised […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker

    Are students in Wisconsin getting the best education? Common Core Standards becomes a hot issue between state politicians

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Are students getting the best education possible under the current Common Core Standards? Governor Walker doesn’t necessarily think so, and now he is reaching out to the legislature to make a change. FOX6 breaks down what it is and how the kids will be affected. In classrooms all over Wisconsin, students shouldn’t just prepare just for the next level of education and their career. “We want to be competitive internationally,” says Mayor Tom Barrett. The Common Core […]


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