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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
  • “A blessing:” Samaritan’s Purse volunteers among the agencies working to assist flood victims

    RACINE COUNTY/KENOSHA COUNTY — Volunteers from all over the country have come to Kenosha and Racine Counties to provide aid and disaster relief amid severe flooding. A shelter was set up at Burlington High School, and on Tuesday, July 18th, volunteers with the American Red Cross focused on the next phase — recovery. Representatives from several organizations were on hand to offer services to victims, including Samaritan’s Purse. From ripping out paneling to taking down ceiling tiles, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers […]

  • “Record flooding:” Officials work to assess cost of damage in Kenosha Co., to be submitted to feds

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Some in Kenosha County Monday, July 17th were finally able to get back into their homes after severe flooding. The water continues to recede, but plenty of work remains. Officials with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin Emergency Management held a press conference Monday afternoon at the Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes to offer an update, as the process began to assess the cost of the damage. All Kenosha County residents, […]

  • “I like the uniforms:” Parents weigh in on new MPS policy as district hosts inaugural Uniform and Enrollment Fair

    MILWAUKEE — It’s already time to start preparing for the new school year! On Saturday, July 15th, a one-stop-shop was set up for parents at South Division High School, during a first-of-its-kind event. Huddled around tables set up in a gym, parents of Milwaukee Public Schools students spent the morning and afternoon shopping. “This is our first-ever district Uniform and Enrollment Fair. Families can place orders today and have those products shipped to home or school,” Matthew Boswell with MPS […]

  • Teens take joyride in stolen car; run through Cafe Hollander in Tosa

    WAUWATOSA — Putting lives in danger, a group of teens joyriding in a stolen car plows through a popular pedestrian crossing and outdoor dining area in Wauwatosa. The high speed chase happened just after 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12th. Police say it involved two 15-year-old boys, one which was the driver and a 15-year-old girl. Police ran the cars license plates and noticed it was stolen out of Milwaukee. The driver wouldn’t pull over. The pursuit and wreckage happened all […]

  • “He needs help:” Bomb squad called out to house fire in Greenfield; man arrested for arson

    GREENFIELD — Firefighters raced to a Greenfield home Monday night, July 10th after police say someone who lives there intentionally set it on fire. It happened near 46th and Bottsford shortly before 7:00 p.m. The fire was pretty intense. The flames were so fierce because police say a man who lived there used an accelerant to start the fire, and while neighbors panicked, it seems the suspect was eerily calm.  “Looks like his pockets were filled with items. Had a suitcase […]

  • “It’s something that shouldn’t happen:” 4 juveniles sought, accused of vandalizing church

    OAK CREEK — An Oak Creek church was hit by a group of juveniles who authorities say caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. The crime happened at St. Matthew’s Church on Saturday, July 1st. Police are asking for your help identifying the four juveniles. According to police, the juveniles came through the south side of the property — from Northbrook or Regency. They played basketball for a while and then between 10:18 p.m. and 10:34 p.m., they turned their […]

  • “It makes me sick to my stomach:” Animal Gardens lynx theft was an inside job, investigators say

    DELAVAN — It was an inside job, investigators say. A former employee of Animal Gardens is suspected of being behind the theft of two exotic animals worth thousands of dollars. “They were hungry a little stressed,” Animal Gardens Caretaker Danette Vincenti said. Mogley and Blue, a pair of seven-week-old Siberian lynx are finally back home, after being snatched from Animal Gardens on Monday, July 3rd. “I’m ecstatic. I really am. I’m really happy they are back,” Vincenti said. 58-year-old Loren […]

  • “It’s a mission:” But after 28 years, owner of WI’s last black-owned bookstore turns page, gears up for retirement

    MILWAUKEE — She is closing the doors after 28 years spent opening up so many minds. The final sale at Reader’s Choice, the last black-owned bookstore in Wisconsin, located in Milwaukee, happened this weekend. The owner is now gearing up for retirement. “I call them my bookstore friends,” Carla Allison said. Over 28 years, she impacted so many lives. “She is friendly, loving, informational,” Liddie Collins-Siegrist said. With her customers, she shared book suggests while encouraging literacy. “She introduces you […]

  • “Keep the pills up:” Death of 3-year-old Milwaukee child attributed to opioids

    MILWAUKEE — A toxicology report came back and Milwaukee authorities say the recent death of a three-year-old De-Anthony D. Lindsey was due to an opioid overdose. “It still hurts,” Lindsey’s grandfather, Alonzo Robinson said. While the death is heartbreaking family members and officials stress that it is preventable. Robinson said to, “keep the pills up, keep them away from the kids.” He continues to mourn after his grandson Lindsey died from an ‘acute hydrocodone intoxication’ on June 4. “Just coping […]

  • “Very difficult to process:” 70-year-old man found dead after arson in duplex near 28th and Becher

    MILWAUKEE — An investigation is underway after a fatal arson early Monday morning, July 3rd on Milwaukee’s south side. It happened at a duplex near 28th and Becher around 2:30 a.m. Police say a 70-year-old man was found dead inside the home. The victim has been identified as Robert Piotrowski. At this time, the death is being treated as a homicide. The Red Cross is assisting a family of three after the fire. They were able to get out safely. Meanwhile, […]

  • Fireworks can be terrifying for your 4-legged family members: “We want to make sure they stay safe”

    MILWAUKEE — When it comes to the Fourth of July, we celebrate with parades and fireworks displays, but the loud booms can be terrifying for our pets. It’s important that we take care to protect them and keep them safe during the Independence Day holiday weekend, and there are thing you can do to lessen their stress. Our four-legged family members don’t get the same enjoyment we do out of the colorful Fourth of July fireworks displays. “Loud explosions, bright […]

  • “Greens best shape they’ve ever been in:” Erin Hills Golf Course now open to public

    HARTFORD — The sounds of destruction pierce the quiet atmosphere of the Erin Hills Golf Course, Saturday July 1st. “Right away the tear down started all the tents, fences, grandstands,” Erin Hills Competitions Director John Morrissett said. While many things that were created for the tournament are being removed, one thing is not. The steel shamrock created by Milwaukee blacksmith is definitely a keepsake that will remain. It’s a reminder of the history made as the grounds were in the national […]