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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
  • Shopping

    Super Saturday shoppers out and about as the countdown to Christmas is on

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Christmas is just five days away, but for those of you last minute shoppers, it seems like your procrastination could actually pay off. They are making their lists and checking them twice. Shoppers were at JC Penney at Brookfield Square mall as doors opened. “I’m kind of one of those last minute shoppers so I am just starting today,” said Kathy Saunders, shopper. Saunders isn’t the only one getting a late start on their holiday shopping. It […]

  • bullet hole

    Were they a target? Homes shot up on Milwaukee’s northwest side has victims fearful

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Innocent families are targeting on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Within the past few days a couple of homes have been shot up, and the victims are speaking out hoping to find safety for themselves and others. Right now, the victims are feeling terrorized in their own community. As she counts the bullets, Denise Jackson counts her blessings. “There are over 10 bullet holes that hit my house, 10 bullets. I’m thankful for my life and my children’s life […]

  • Keanna Moore

    Looking for answers: Friend of woman found dead in car say she’s “never heard of her going to that area”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned more about the woman found dead in a car Sunday near 95th and Silver Spring Rd. Police have released few details but friend who we spoke with said they had been trying to contact the victim since Saturday but got no response. The group of girls, who should be celebrating a special occasion today — instead, are in mourning. “She wanted to do something with me for my birthday and I haven’t heard […]

  • Greendale

    “God’s love is bigger than just us:” Celebrating milestones and legacies at Greendale Community Church

    GREENDALE (WITI) — As Greendale Community Church marks its 75th year in existence…members are lucky enough to do so with one of its charter members. Sunday morning, December 14th, worshipers filled Greendale Community Church eager to kick off its 75th year anniversary and pay tribute to Minnie Frew. “Minnie is the most gracious, most inclusive person I have ever met in my life — this woman has absolutely no judgement in her whatsoever,” said Greendale Community Church Reverend, David Gaeth. […]

  • Santa Flight

    Flying to the North Pole: Kids battling life-threatening illnesses take flight to see Santa

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Dozens of sick children got the chance to leave the hospital behind for a special trip to meet Santa at his home. Full of joy and anticipation, the lucky children and their families packed a room waiting for a one of a kind flight. “It’s wonderful, it’s the best part of my year,” said Debbie Gomez, elf. Elves prepared the kids before take-off — It’s the 128th Air Refueling Wing’s most favorite mission yet. “Take them out […]

  • Sylvester Lewis

    “You did what you did, you need to face the time:” Sierra Guyton’s killer is sentenced to 44 years in prison

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The second suspect convicted in connection of the shooting death of 10-year-old Sierra Guyton is sentenced. It was a bittersweet sentencing as the victim’s loved ones were pleased with the prison time Lewis received — but still, they say no amount of imprisonment will ever make them whole again. As 19-year-old Sylvester Lewis was wheeled into court, family members of Sierra Guyton wiped tears away at the sight of his face. The memory of what happened will […]

  • anti-bullying

    “Youth are the most powerful voices:” Hundreds of girls stand up against bullying

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The end of bullying begins with you! That’s the message a local girl is spreading as she tries to tackle the widespread issue of bullying. She’s reaching out to inspire teens to have confidence and stand up against intimidation. “It’s not healthy to have the majority of our teens face something as harmful as bullying,” said Ananya Murali, a Shorewood High School junior. Murali decided to focus a special project on combating bullying. She applied for grants and […]

  • wishes in wonderland

    “It’s a good cause:” “Wishes in Wonderland” event raises money for Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — ‘Tis the season to make dreams come true! More than 1,000 people took part in the “Wishes in Wonderland” fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin on Sunday, December 7th. 100% of proceeds from this fifth annual fundraiser benefit Children’s and Make-A-Wish. Dave & Buster’s on Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa played host to the fundraiser. “It’s a good cause and it’s a way to have fun,” an attendee told FOX6 News. For $10 per person, attendees had […]

  • Alfonso Martinez

    Family says man accused of chasing police with butcher knife “has been battling his mental health”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Alfonso Martinez, facing criminal charges — accused of chasing two Milwaukee police officers with a large butcher knife before police found two bodies in a home near Richards and Auer had an unusual day in court on Friday, December 5th. Martinez was taken into custody at the home near Richards and Auer last Monday, December 1st — before police discovered the bodies of two men inside the home. Melisa Martinez is Alfonso Martinez’ sister. She’s also the daughter […]

  • Two people found dead in home near Richards & Auer

    Milwaukee police, neighbors have questions after two bodies are found in home

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The bodies of two men were discovered inside a home in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood on Monday, December 1st, and that had police on the scene near Richards and Auer for hours Monday. Police have a lot of questions, and so do those who live in the area. “Just prayers for the family,” a woman said at the scene Tuesday. That woman placed flowers and candles on the doorstep Tuesday, and sprinkled holy water. She says her daughter’s father and […]

  • Steven Griffin

    “An incredibly tragic case:” Long-time boyfriend charged in crash that killed mother of three

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A young mother of three died in a crash early on Thanksgiving morning. Now, her long-time boyfriend and the father of her children is facing charges. Investigators say Steven Griffin drove drunk and crashed his SUV. 29-year-old Griffin is facing the following charges: One count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle while having prior intoxicated-related conviction/revocation One count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle with PAC while having prior intoxicated-related conviction One count of operate […]

  • 33rd and Greenfield house fire

    “I lost everything:” Space heater being blamed for fire that killed dog, left a family homeless

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A space heater is being blamed for a fire that killed a dog and left a family homeless. It happened on Saturday, November 29th at a home near 33rd and W. Greenfield Avenue. “Don’t leave your space heater on when you are not around,” Peter Hill said. Hill learned that lesson the hard way this weekend. “I lost everything — including my best friend. My dog just turned four. I kept my space heater on and my […]

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