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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 uplifts their spirit:” Church collects gifts for families receiving support at Milwaukee shelter đŸŽ

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee church is checking off items on the wish list for Milwaukee-area families in need this holiday season, and the gifts they’re receiving are bringing more than just holiday cheer. “We are going to love on them,” Pastor Robert Pyles said. Pyles and his congregation at the Abundant Faith Church of Integrity welcomed families staying at the Cathedral Center Sunday, December 17th. “Basically what they have is a housing crisis,” Ladeidra Johnson with the Cathedral Center said. […]

  • “Going to be missed:” Family, friends say goodbye to school crossing guard struck by hit-and-run driver

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee crossing guard who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver is laid to rest on Saturday, December 16h. Mourners paid their last respects and explained why this tragedy rippled through the community. “It’s quite a loss with him gone,” Andrew Tyler’s daughter, Sharon Tyler, said. It was a solemn morning as loved ones shared embraces and said their last goodbyes to Andrew Tyler. “It’s been hard, it’s been so hard,” Sharon said. His daughter, Sharon, […]

  • Mother hands out presents in memory of her son who was murdered: “He would be happy”

    MILWAUKEE — While many folks are excited looking to celebrate the holidays, others are filled with sadness this time of the year, as they deal with grief and miss celebrating with loved ones. But one Milwaukee mother is working to make the holidays special for kids in Milwaukee — in honor of her late son. “At 22, he was still my baby,” Latoya Henderson said of her son, Dontrae Henning Jr., shot and killed in Milwaukee this summer. In honor […]

  • “The way Wisconsin is supposed to be this time of year:” People welcome in the first snowfall

    WHITEFISH BAY — More than a dusting but not quite a dig out, we’ve finally experienced our first measurable snowfall this season! From pint-size helpers to crews of men, folks pitched in to help clear the sidewalks and walkways in Whitefish Bay on Saturday, December 9th. “Shoveling and salting everything around the building,” Francisco Ramos said. While one group made their way to different businesses across town, Steve Beguhn hit the payment with a shovel in his hand and forward […]

  • Suspect fires “multiple shots” at MPD detectives while fleeing crash into jewelry store

    MILWAUKEE — Shots fired, wrong-way driving and an officer injured. It all happened in connection with a wild crash early Tuesday morning, December 5th in downtown Milwaukee. It happened around 3:20 a.m. near 8th and Wisconsin. “It’s unfortunate,” said John Prizant. Prizant is the owner of Stein’s Jewelers & Loan. “The irony to the story is simple: we are opening in two days,” said Prizant. Prizant now has a setback after a wild and dangerous crime ended in a wreck […]

  • 2-alarm blaze: Firefighters called out to vacant building being transformed into homeless housing

    MILWAUKEE — Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze in a building near 10th and Highland in downtown Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office had to be evacuated due to the fire inside a vacant, neighboring building. Police said Monday night this fire appears to be accidental. The building impacted by fire was originally built in the 1930s. It was formerly St. Anthony Hospital, and it’s currently under renovation — being transformed into a 60-unit supportive housing facility for the homeless […]

  • “No 24/7 security:” Common Council could take action after break-ins at Intermodal Station

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said Monday, December 4th nearly 40 vehicles were broken into on December 2nd and 3rd at Milwaukee’s Intermodal Station near 6th and St. Paul. Travelers came back to quite the mess for the second straight weekend. Police said six vehicles were targeted over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It has some questioning the lack of security measures at the Milwaukee hub. Travelers on Sunday, December 3rd returned to shattered glass and belongings strewn through the parking lot […]

  • 1 killed when car hit, became trapped under semi on Highway 11 in Racine County

    RACINE COUNTY — A semi with a trailer was struck by a passenger car on Highway 11, near the I-41 entrance ramp near Sturtevant Sunday morning, November 26th. At around 9:00 a.m., rescue crews responded along with Flight For Life to the area. Officials say while rescue crews were working on taking out the driver of the passenger car, the driver succumbed to injuries suffered in the crash. The driver of the semi was not injured. The deceased has been identified […]

  • “It’s a great thing:” Dispatcher assisted CPR bill aims to save lives

    MILWAUKEE — Every moment matters when someone in pulse -less or not breathing. The amount of people who died from cardiac arrest in our country is staggering. A recent effort gives folks a better chance at survival. “I think it’s a great thing,” Brad Kerhin said. Kerhin is a dispatcher at the Waukesha County Communications Center with a vital ability. “Provide CPR instructions if needed,” Kehrin said. The voice of the dispatcher and instructions given truly does provide hope to […]

  • “So scary:” Driver runs man over at least twice after fight near 13th and Lincoln

    MILWAUKEE — MPD is investigating after police say a driver plowed over a 43-year-old Milwaukee man with his car several times early Tuesday morning, November 21st. It happened around 3:30 a.m. at 13th and Lincoln, after a fight. It was a violent encounter at a gas station. “There was an argument. The guy with the car and the guy walking,” said Saidi Warandu, gas station clerk. What ended as a hit-and-run started with what surveillance video shows was a fight […]

  • “There was a video made:” Email sent to Menomonee Falls parents warns of child porn being circulated

    MENOMONEE FALLS — A form of child pornography is being circulated among students at Menomonee Falls High School — prompting an investigation. Late Friday afternoon, November 17th, an email was sent to parents regarding a graphic video being circulated. It read, in part: “There was a video made of a sexual encounter which was supposedly shared with numerous students. I would ask that you use this time to speak with your son/daughter on the importance of cellphone use, making a […]

  • “Over 45 vendors in 1 place:” Shoppers search for unique local gifts at the Mitchell Park Domes

    MILWAUKEE — You’ve made the list, but you may want to check twice about where you shop to fulfill it. Switching up the search for your holiday needs could benefit the community as a whole. Getting into the holiday spirit, shoppers were welcomed inside the Mitchell Park Domes Sunday, November 19th — the annex for the Buy Local Gift Fair. “We have over 45 local vendors in one place. We have a mix from apparel, to soap and lotion, perfume, […]